Monday, January 13, 2014

Orange Cream Brownies:

I posted a recipe for Mint Chocolate Brownies a couple of weeks ago, and I wanted to share another version of that. I can not decide which I like better - the orange or mint! They are both so good and so different! Just beware! They are pretty rich, so you might want to cut them small! I hope you try them out and enjoy them as much as we did!
2 cups sugar
2/3 cup cocoa powder
1 cup oil
4 eggs
1 & 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. xanthan gum
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla
Orange Cream Filling:
3/4 cup butter
3 -4 tblsp. milk
3 cups powder sugar
1 & 1/2 tsp. orange extract
Yellow and Red food coloring
2 & 1/4 cups milk chocolate chips
2 tblsp. butter
In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar, cocoa and oil. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each. Stir in flour, xanthan gum, salt, baking powder and vanilla with a spatula until thoroughly combined. Spread evenly into a greased baking sheet with sides. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely.
In a medium bowl, beat together milk and butter until combined. Add powder sugar and mix until well combined. Add more milk if needed, 1 tsp. at a time, until you reach desired consistency. Add the extract and food coloring, one drop of coloring at a time, until you reach the color you want. I'm not sure how many drops of food coloring I used, but I used equal amounts of red and yellow. Place in a Ziploc bag.* Cut the tip from one side on the bottom, and pipe onto the brownies. Spread evenly with an offset spatula. Freeze until firm.
Place chocolate and butter in a microwave safe dish. Heat for 30 seconds; stir. Heat an additional 10 seconds at a time, stirring thoroughly after each time, until completely melted. Pour over the frosting on the brownies and spread evenly. Chill until set. Cut into serving size pieces and serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge. Enjoy!
-I put the frosting in a bag and pipe it over the top, because sometimes when you just plop the frosting on and try to spread it around, it tears up the brownies a little bit and I don't like brownie crumbs in the frosting!
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

These are great!
Thanks for all the time you put into this blog!