Good evening everyone. Last week I visited Brooklyn, New York and the well-known bakery Baked which is located about 20 minutes from Manhattan.

There is a Baked bakery in Manhattan too, but the original one started in Brooklyn.

My friends from Atlanta, Maria and myself went there to have a look.


I tasted their coffee which was very good, and I bought a fudge brownie.


Pic of me and my friends from Atlanta, Melissa and her husband Steve, at Baked. Photo by Maria.


Some photos from inside the Baked café, Brooklyn:

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I’m ofte inspired when visiting cafés, and when I tasted the fudge brownie I was inspired to try making it at home.

Today I tried to make a fudgy, flourless brownie, and I have to say they ended up super yummy…

I posted a pic on Instagram earlier today and many of you asked for the recipe. I didn’t take step-by-step photos this time as it was only meant to be a test, but since they turned out so good I’ll share the recipe with you anyway. Actually I think this will be the first ever post on without step-by-step photos!

I’ll make these brownies over again and then add more photos here, but for those of you who can’t wait – here is the recipe:


Gluten free fudge Brownies, with love from Brooklyn

  • 1 cup (230 g) butter
  • 2 1/4 cup (500 g) regular sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup (150 g) pure unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 9 oz. (250 g) chocolate chips or chopped chocolate


Preheat the oven to 350 F (180 C).

Put the butter into a saucepan and melt on a low heat. When the butter is meted, add the sugar and stir until the sugar almost dissolves, about 30 seconds.

Pour the mixture into a large bowl and leave to cool for 2-3 minutes.

Add the eggs and the vanilla, stir until just mixed in.

Sift together the cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and instant espresso powder and add to the bowl.

Stir in the chocolate with a rubber spatula.

Line a 8 x 16-inch (20 x 40 cm) baking pan with baking paper and pour in the brownie batter.

Bake in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes.

Leave to cool completely and place in the refrigerator for at least 5 hours, or preferably overnight to achieve the fudgy flavor and consistency.

Cut into squares and enjoy!


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If you’re going to New York I can highly recommend a visit to Brooklyn, it’s such a lovely place. Nice and quiet, lots of cute little shops and cafés.

That’s it for now, I’m finishing off with some more pics from Brooklyn.

I wish you all a nice Friday evening, and good luck with all your Christmas preparations.

Hugs from me to you.

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