Remember how I was complaining about my inability to cut brownies perfectly?
Well, guess what…
I HAVE FOUND MIRACLE BROWNIES.
And I think I’ve also discovered the perfect utensil for cutting them. A happy accident, really…while baking these brownies at my parents’ house, I happened upon it in their knife drawer.
Umm, yikes. It totally looks like it’s not for cutting brownies, but now I can’t see it for anything else.
These brownies are also my new favorite because the texture is awesome. Yes, it’s a very mochi-meets-brownie experience in the best way possible: they’re super chocolaty, moist, and with a spongey chew. Okay, that description could potentially sound terrible to some, but I assure you that they’re terribly delicious.
The best part is that since they’re made with Mochiko, aka sweet rice flour, they are gluten-free!! I had been wanting to try these for so long, and a symphony concert was the perfect excuse because there’s a strong love of chocolate in the orchestra, and a few people have Celiac. (Yes, they were a hit!)
I found this box at an awesome Asian market in San Antonio for less than $2!
It’s a very easy recipe with simple ingredients: chocolate, butter, mochiko, sugar, baking soda, salt, egg, vanilla, and evaporated milk. Other than baking them for less time (25 minutes vs. 35 – 40), I didn’t change a thing, so I’m going to go ahead and direct you to the original recipe: Chocolate Mochi Brownies from justJENN Recipes
She has so many mochi recipes that I’ve been wanting to try, especially after this one!
They’re winners and are positively addictive, I promise.
The brownies look delicious, the knife looks lethal! I’ve never seen a knife with a handle like that :)
ginny lee said:
Since we are from Hawaii our family loooooves anything mochi….just went to Tim’s last week and don’t know how I forgot mochi flour, dang it. Now I will have to go back and maybe hit the bubble tea place while I am out there ;)
Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide said:
I’m in awe of that knife, perfect for cutting brownies or other desserts! Great looking brownies too.
What in the world are mom and dad doing with a medieval knife? So these are the pretty brownies dad ate all of? Grrrrr
emma schultz said:
Looks like a blade you could attach to a shoe and skate on.
While I still haven’t made brownies, I have made brownie cookies in the interim since your last brownie post. And wooooohooooooo, they ARE good! Well, were.
I like my gluten gluten-y, but if I ever get to move out of this Asian market-less hell hole (it’s actually a great place to live, I just miss Asian markets), perhaps I’ll check out the mystery that is mochiko.
Want to eat these for dinner!
I still want to eat these for dinner.
Alma Saenz said:
I am thrilled that they are gluten free! I will try out the recipe, they look delicious.
Mary at n00bcakes said:
Wow, this sounds excellently delicious. I don’t get mochi very often ’round my parts…perhaps I should look into procuring some and making these brownies!
Also, all I can think when I see that incredible knife is “That would make an excellent low-level mainhand weapon.” Then I think “I wonder if I play too many video games.” /strokes chin
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Brownies look great!
Where do I buy the knife? What is it called?