Recipe by Mirj
Chocolate and orange together -- one of my favorite flavor combinations. I found this recipe after a neighbor gave me a gift of some homemade orange marmalade, way too much for us to have on toast alone.
Top Review by ellie_
Excellent brownies. I never had orange and chocolate together in brownies before but we loved the combination. I had to make a small change to this recipe because I only had 4 squares of unsweetened chocolate I added 1 ounce (square) of semi sweet chocolate and I was also out of the extracts, so I skipped the vanilla and just added 1 teaspoon of orange juice. Delicious even though we couldn't wait for 24 hours as the recipe suggests. Thanks for posting this keeper.
- 1 1⁄2 cups pecans or 1 1⁄2 cups walnuts
- 10 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 5 ounces unsweetened chocolate
- 1 cup good-quality orange marmalade
- 3 tablespoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon orange extract
- 1 cup bleached all purpose flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 4 large eggs
- 1 1⁄3 cups granulated sugar
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
- Spread the nuts in a large, shallow baking pan and toast in the oven about 8 minutes, or until lightly toasted.
- Remove and cool, then break them into pieces and reserve.
- Grease a 13x9 1/2-inch baking pan with 1 teaspoon of the butter.
- In the top of a double boiler, over simmering water, place the remaining butter and the chocolate.
- Cover and heat until the chocolate is almost completely melted.
- Remove from the heat.
- Uncover and stir until smooth.
- Add the marmalade, stirring until it has melted and combined with the chocolate.
- Stir in the vanilla extract and orange extract and set aside until it is warm, but no longer hot.
- Sift the flour and salt and reserve.
- In the bowl of a mixer or by hand, beat the eggs until frothy.
- Add the sugar and beat until light colored and thickened (about 5 minutes).
- With the mixer on low, add the warm chocolate mixture, scraping the bowl and beating the mixture for a few seconds to combine.
- Add the flour and salt.
- Scrape the bowl and beat just until the flour has been combined.
- Do not overbeat.
- By hand, stir in the nuts and pour the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing it out with a spatula.
- Bake about 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Cool in the pan.
- Cut into 18 3x2 inch brownies and serve or wrap individually in plastic wrap.
- Full flavor develops after 24 hours.
- Serve alone or topped with ice cream.