Friday, October 8, 2010
Cookie Recipe #279 - Orange-Glazed Brownies
This is a gooey brownie with an orange flair, both in the brownie itself and the luscious glaze crowning it proudly.
Ingredients: 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped (or 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips), 1/2 cup butter, 1 cup granulated sugar, 2 eggs, 2 teaspoons finely shredded orange peel, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans. Glaze: 1/3 cup whipping cream, 3 ounces finely chopped semisweet chocolate (or 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips), 1 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel.
Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium saucepan melt chocolate and butter over low heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in sugar, eggs, orange peel, and vanilla. Lightly beat mixture with a wooden spoon just until combined. Stir in flour and nuts.
Spread batter in an ungreased 8x8x2-inch baking pan. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
Make Chocolate-Orange Glaze: In a small saucepan bring whipping cream to a gentle boil over medium-low heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add chocolate and orange peel; let stand for 1 minute. Stir mixture with a wooden spoon until chocolate is melted. Cool glaze for 5 minutes before spreading over cooled brownies evenly. Let stand until glaze is set. Cut into squares or bars.
Makes 9 squares or 12 bars.
"Better Homes and Gardens Biggest Book of Cookies", Meredith Corporation, Des Moines, IA, 2003.