I wanted to make these for two reasons, one to use up my sourdough starter that failed at making bread and two to use my little brownie bite machine. it was a win win situation and I got a nice little treat out of it. I also tried to make sour dough donuts but that failed miserably so we will just continue on with my little mini chocolate cakes for now.
This recipe is for a small batch so if you plan on making a cake or brownies out of it then you will want to double it or use a very small pan.
1/2 cup gluten-free sourdough starter ~ 1/2 cup almond milk ~ 1 cup tom Sawyer flour ~ 3/4 cup sugar ~1/2 cup safflower oil ~ 1 tsp vanilla ~ 3/4 tsp baking soda ~ 1/2 cup Hershey baking cocoa ~ 1 large egg.
Throw it all into a pan and mix and mix and mix until all incorporated. then drop by the tbsp into the little brownie bite machine. You only want to fill it 1/2 way full if even that as it rises quite well.
The end result is cute little individual size brownie bites that I can give for dessert. a nice treat. I don’t have to worry about the kids cutting a bigger piece than needed or uneven pieces that the kids will fight over and plus when I go to steal a treat I don’t feel so bad as they are perfectly proportioned.
Now about the failed donuts. the sourdough donuts I made into donut holes, oh my goodness they were like rocks when deep-fried and sour! so I made another batch more like a fritter but it flopped too. If anyone has a tried and true donut hole recipe I would love to know. I would like a raised typed donut although I do tend to kill yeast with just a look, I enjoy the light airy flavor of raised vs cake type donuts. There is just some things that GF can’t measure up to when cooking. Sigh………raised donuts……….
They look wonderful Theresa. Too bad about the donut holes, but we’ll work on that…