Brownies are one of THE classic desserts everyone knows and loves – and that is not an understatement! Everyone enjoys scarfing down this gooey, chocolatey dessert! As always, the recipe is easy to follow and naturally, the brownies are fudgy. I don’t really need to continue describing how delicious they are, now do I?
When it comes to making brownies, I like to garnish them with walnuts; some people like to add whipped cream or chocolate shavings on top. Or all of the above! You can never go wrong. I think these brownies are great with just a simple garnish on top, especially as the walnuts give the brownies more texture and truly fit this dessert.
I made these brownies for 2 people, meaning the quantities of the ingredients are small. Sometimes its just me and my husband and I don’t want to eat brownies all week. If you need a small dessert for 2 this recipe is perfect for you. For a bigger cake, double all the ingredients and bake for 5 more minutes.
This recipe also happens to be gluten free which makes it perfect for Passover. Potato starch is a commonly used ingredient in Passover baking, as it is a permitted starch during the holiday.
Tips for baking Passover brownies for 2 using potato starch:
Use high-quality ingredients
The better quality ingredients you use, the better your brownies will taste. Use high-quality chocolate and butter for the best results.
Accurate measurements are key to successful baking. Use a kitchen scale for best results or make sure to use the correct measuring cups and spoons.
When using potato starch, it's important to mix the ingredients well. Potato starch can clump together and leave lumps in your batter if not mixed properly.
Add a binding agent
Since potato starch doesn't have the same binding properties as flour, you may want to add a binding agent to your brownie batter. Some options include eggs or mashed banana.
Adjust cooking time
Since Passover brownies made with potato starch may cook faster than those made with flour, you may need to adjust the cooking time. Check the brownies a few minutes early to ensure they don't overcook.
Use a smaller pan
Instead of using a regular-sized baking pan, use a smaller one that's suitable for two servings. An 8-inch square baking dish or a 6-inch round cake pan would work well.
Overbaking can cause your brownies to be dry and crumbly. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few moist crumbs attached.
Cut them cleanly
Use a sharp knife to cut your brownies into clean, even squares. Wipe the knife clean between cuts to prevent sticking.
Brownies are best when they're fresh out of the oven. Enjoy your brownies while they're still warm and gooey, topped with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream if desired.
How do I know when my brownies are done?
The best way to know when your brownies are done is to insert a toothpick into the center of the brownies. If it comes out with a few moist crumbs attached, the brownies are done. If it comes out with wet batter, they need more time.
Can I use a glass baking dish to make brownies?
Yes, you can use a glass baking dish to make brownies. However, keep in mind that glass can cause your brownies to cook more slowly and may require a longer baking time.
How do I store Passover potato starch brownies?
Store Passover potato starch brownies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. If you want to keep them fresh for longer, you can store them in the refrigerator or freezer.
Can I freeze Passover potato starch brownies?
Yes, you can freeze Passover potato starch brownies. Wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or foil and place them in an airtight container or freezer bag. They can be frozen for up to 3 months.
Can I add mix-ins like chocolate chips or nuts to Passover potato starch brownies?
Yes, you can add mix-ins like chocolate chips or nuts to Passover potato starch brownies. Just make sure they're kosher-for-Passover and follow the same guidelines for measuring and adjusting the recipe as needed. I used only walnuts but you can use any mix-in or toppings you like.
MAKE THESE GLUTEN-FREE BROWNIES TODAY!
Passover potato starch brownies are a delicious and easy-to-make dessert that everyone will love! These brownies are perfect for Passover since they are made without any leavening agents or flour, using potato starch instead. They have a fudgy texture and a rich, chocolaty flavor that will satisfy any sweet tooth.
What makes these brownies so special is that they are not only perfect for Passover, but they are also gluten-free and can be enjoyed all year round by those who are sensitive to gluten. The potato starch adds a unique flavor and texture to the brownies that you won't find in traditional flour-based brownies.
With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up a batch of these Passover potato starch brownies in no time. Plus, they are versatile enough to be customized with your favorite mix-ins, such as nuts or chocolate chips, to make them even more decadent.
So why not give these Passover potato starch brownies a try? They are sure to impress your family and friends, and you might just find a new favorite dessert!
MORE PASSOVER RECIPES:
Want to try a few more Passover recipes at home? Check out some of these delicious treats:
- Gluten-Free Carrot Cake
- Passover Apple Crumble
- Passover Pistachio Cake
- Passover Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Charoset Cake
Kosher for Passover Brownies
- 3.5 oz. (100 grams) dark chocolate
- ⅓ cup (75 grams) butter
- ¼ cup sugar
- Pinch of salt
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup potato starch
- handful walnuts optional
- Set the oven to 170°C / 350°F with the fan.
- Grease a square pan (I used a 15 cm / 6" pan) and line with baking paper
- In a bowl, place the chocolate and butter.
- In the microwave, in 30 second rounds, melt the chocolate with the butter until completely smooth.
- Add sugar and salt to the bowl.
- Mix well.
- Add the eggs one at a time and mix well.
- Sift in the potato starch and mix until batter is unified.
- Pour the batter to the pan.
- Tuck walnuts to the batter evenly.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
- Cool the brownies completely before cutting to squares.
- Have a brownie and enjoy!