Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Brownies with an orange twist

Can I just say: NOM NOM NOM. Okay. Now that's out of the way, I made some brownies.

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These are my latest variation on the Best Cocoa Brownies from Smitten Kitchen. I followed the recipe mostly, but was forced to put this into variation territory when I ran out of cocoa powder part-way through. To make up for having less cocoa powder than required, I substituted some Orange Hot Chocolate powder I had - a few heaping tablespoons worth. (Whittard's, if anyone's interested). Since this has sugar in it already, I reduced the sugar I added separately. I also used less butter because I ran out of that as well - but not significantly less, maybe 10 g less? No noticeable effect.

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Result: moist, dense brownies with a slight orange-y taste. Not overwhelming, but quite pleasant. In the future, I may try this with orange zest instead of orange hot-chocolate. I bet that would taste even better.

6 comments:

  1. Oooh, they look amazing! I now want to go and make lots of brownies!

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  2. I WANT SOME RIGHT NOW NOM NOM--sorry, I should have had lunch.

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  3. Hmmm.. that looks gooood... In the mood for brownies now.. I might have to make that recipe some day soon, I've never made brownies from scratch before. Usually when we make brownies we use one of those box mixes where you only have to add water, and add about 200 grams of dark chocolate as well. I might just have to add some orange zest next time!

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  4. Oh wow, they look GOOD! I love the idea of a hint of orange from the hot chocolate. Whittard's do make some lovely ones, don't they? I bet these would be just amazing with the orange zest too! Don't you just love Smitten Kitchen recipes? She makes me want to cook and bake all the things!

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  5. What a great idea to use orange powder... they look delicious. Your oven obviously works properly, as opposed to the H-R's. :0/

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