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Rice Flour Brownies, Philippines

  • 2 squares unsweetened chocolate (2 oz.)
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 2/3 cup sifted rice flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Melt chocolate and shortening together over hot water; cool. Sift flour with baking powder and salt twice. Beat eggs until light. Add sugar, vanilla, then chocolate mixture, and blend. Add flour and mix well. Pour batter into greased 8- x 8- x 2-inch pan. Bake at 350 F for 30-35 minutes. Do not overcook. Cool slightly. Cut into squares. Makes 16 brownies.

Alit Mackill

Source: Home Chefs of the World: Rice and Rice-based Recipes, IRRI and Suhay (International Women’s Organization), 1991, ISBN: 971-22-0023-X Used with permission