I finally did it. Not only did I venture down the brown rice sourdough path, but I decided to make brownies too! Wouldn’t my kids love that? Absolutely! It took a bit of time to get the hang of feeding my new pet, especially since a brown rice starter must be fed more often than a traditional gluten starter. I had to make sure it was nice and toasty in warmth, so up into my son’s bedroom it went, the warmest room in the house. I am sure I can attribute its success to the mass army of Transformers and other mechanical creatures that surrounded the jar of starter. After feeding it the three times necessary to wake it up from its slumber in the fridge, I was ready to attack a recipe. Good thing I knew a great recipe source. My biggest challenge was attempting to create a double boiler system so I could boil the chocolate. As you can see, it was actually easy to do…a small pot inside of another slightly larger pot. The chocolate melted just fine, but I couldn’t get it to boil as the recipe indicated, so I didn’t fret about it. I assembled the ingredients, poured it into the coconut oil greased pan, and ever so lovingly placed it into the oven. The batter tasted divine, so fingers were crossed! The results? Well, it looked fabulous. So fabulous we dug in immediately. We cut the pieces and put them on our plates…only to have them crumble. But, we’re no strangers to gluten-free-baked-good-crumbles. We didn’t cry. We didn’t bemoan or whimper. We simply grabbed some spoons! The flavor was amazing. How can you go wrong with chocolate? And how can you go wrong with sourdough? Great recipe…I encourage you to try it, as you won’t be sorry (and it’s ok if you use a sourdough with gluten).
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