June 23, 2011

Low Glycemic Gluten Free Brownie Mousse Torte

Black Bean Brownie Recipe:
2 - 4 oz Ghirardelli 60% Cocao Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Bars
2 Tb Water
1 Tb Dutch Cocoa- I use Saco brand
1 15 oz can S&W Black Beans, drained & rinsed
4 Eggs
*1 tsp. Baking powder (See note below for corn free)
3/4 cup Xylitol - Use Emerald Forest brand – It is made from a birch tree not from corn
½ tsp Almond extract - McCormick is gluten free
1 tsp Vanilla extract – Make sure extracts do not contain corn syrup
* For corn free omit baking powder. Use ½ tsp. Baking soda and 1 tsp cream of tartar.
Chocolate Mousse Filling:
1 ½ cups 1% Milk, Non Sweetened Almond Milk. or low fat milk of your choice
1 oz. (2 squares) Ghirardelli 60% Cocao Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Bar
2 Tb Dutch Cocoa
2 Tb Arrowroot, Tapioca Flour or Hi Maize Resistance Starch if you can tolerate corn
1/3 cup Xylitol
2 Egg Yolks - optional
1 Tb Vanilla Extract- I use McCormick brand
¼ tsp. Almond Extract
Place ½ cup milk and arrowroot, tapioca, or HI Maize flour in a cup. Stir vigorously with a fork to mix.
Heat 1 cup milk, chocolate bar, and xylitol in a sauce pan on low heat. Stir until chocolate is melted.
Add cocoa and mix well. Slowly pour flour mixture into melted chocolate and continue stirring using a
whisk. Stir until mixture begins to boil. Remove from heat. Beat the 2 egg yolks in a bowl. Slowly add 2
tablespoons of the hot chocolate mixture to the eggs and stir to incorporate. Slowly pour egg mixture
into the pan of hot chocolate and whisk until smooth. Place back on burner. Stir with a wire whisk until
mixture begins to boil and thicken. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and almond. Cool & refrigerate
until ready to use. .
Preheat oven 350 degrees
Heat the chocolate bar & water in the microwave stirring every minute until melted. Mix in the dutch
cocoa and stir until combined.
Place eggs then beans in a food processor, blender or magic bullet. Pulsate until mixture is smooth.
Add Xylitol, and either the cream of tartar and baking soda or the baking powder and process until
mixed well. Add the vanilla and almond. Mix only until blended.
Pour in the warm melted chocolate and blend until smooth, scraping down the sides to make sure
chocolate is completely mixed. Bake 25-30 minutes for 9 x 13 cake pan, 20-25 minutes for fluted
pan,15-20 minutes for cupcakes, donuts, or cookie sheet. Cool in pan for 15 minutes


The Richards' said...

Has anyone tried this with Stevia? My husband is allergic to ALL sweeteners but Stevia (yes,even fruit and honey!), and I have not been successful baking anything wheat free with stevia!

Vicki said...

Sorry for the delay in posting. I have been out of town for the last 4 1/2 months taking care of my mother in law. I have not tried making this with Stevia.(I have a sensitivity to it) I don't know why it would not work. One of the main things when baking with Stevia is to make sure you have a leavening agent. Since there is baking powder in the brownies it should be fine. Not sure if you use powdered or liquid stevia. This website might help you to know how much to use. Everything I have read says to use 1 tsp. Stevia for 1 cup of sugar.
I'd love to hear if you tried the recipe using Stevia and how it turned out.

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