Saturday 21 July 2012

Mixed Chocolate Orange Brownies

These decadent little mouthfuls are an excellent party pleaser. The luscious chunks of dark chocolate with the exotic zing of orange zest are enough to upscale these brownies from traditional picnic fare to a dinner party worthy dessert! If you like dense, chocolatey brownies, these are for you, I won't even pretend that they're healthy, however this is a rather small recipe so you don't end up eating an entire 9x13 pan to yourself!

Makes a small  8x8 recipe
Prep. Time: 20min.
Bake time: 20-25min

-1 oz of dark chocolate (At least 60% cocoa)
-1 oz semi-sweet baking chocolate or chocolate chips
-1/2 cup of quality dark or bittersweet (this one is to taste) chocolate broken into chunks
-1/2 cup  unsalted butter
-3/4 cups sugar
-2 eggs
-1/2 cup whole wheat flour
-3 tbsp. cocoa powder
-1/2 tsp salt
-zest of  2 oranges
-2tbsp of fresh pressed orange juice
-1/2 tsp. vanilla (or more!)
-1/2c crushed walnuts

1)Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8x8 dish
2) Melt the butter in a pot, preferably a double boiler, on the stove and add the orange juice and sugar, stir until homogenous.
3) Add the cocoa, orange zest and the two ounces of chocolate first listed in the recipe, stir vigorously melted and then whisk until smooth, let cool.
4) Meanwhile combine the flour and salt.
5)Beat the eggs with the vanilla until fully mixed, add to the cooled chocolate.
****caution: make sure that the chocolate is only warm lest it curdle the eggs!****
6)Mix the chocolate with the dry ingredients, mix well, add the walnuts and pour it into the pan.
7)Bake for 20-25 min. at 350, let cool and enjoy, this recipe is best enjoyed the next day...if you can last!


  1. orange & chocolate... what more could you ask for? adding this to my things-to-do list. -shereen

  2. Expecting some feedback and hope you enjoy! Thanks for the support!!