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Saturday, May 01, 2010

Chocolate Cake Brownies

If you're getting as sick of the snide comments about what to feed people who can't eat "anything" as I am your secret wish is probably that they someday need to cope with serious allergies and then see how whiny they are.

In the meantime, how about a recipe for Chocolate Cake Brownies that uses no dairy, wheat, or eggs.

Von Broussard of the Record Live of Orange Country, Texas provides a recipe.

It uses rice milk, flaxseed meal, brown rice flour, and amaranth flour, which can be found in natural food stores and similar sections of large supermarkets.

One caution. Although the original intent of the recipe was to have no sugar because it was for a diabetic. Instead, the recipe uses honey.

That's problematical. While not every form of sugar is equally bad for diabetics, there's no good evidence that honey is an allowable substitute. You'll find websites that disagree with that. Not surprisingly, they're honey sites. (Sugar in small doses is allowable: what I'm saying is that if you're avoiding sugar in a situation, calling it honey doesn't improve it.) There is also something called sugar-free honey but that's neither sugar nor honey but can be used as a substitute in recipes.

Anyway, test the recipe. Let me know the results.

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