For a long time I wanted to make a recipe for Jamie Schler from Orange Appeal's book (Savory and sweet) and I was finally able to make these brownies because Christmas is coming and it does not stop by.
I knew first Jamie by her blog if you can look, amazing recipes and lovely writing in her blog : Life's a feast
Jamie's book is wonderful, I also adore the orange, it is also said that the combination chocolate / oranges is one of my favorites so they were warmly welcomed here at home.
They were so fresh in the morning that it cost me to cut them for the photo but it is a recipe that I recommend anyway.
The book can be found on Amazon.com
Source : Orange Appeal's book (Savory and sweet)
60 grams (2 ounces) unsweetened or bitter baking chocolate
30 grams (1 ounce) orange infused 70 percent dark chocolate such as Lindt Excellence orange intense
3//4 cup ( 3 1/2 ounces) all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons (4 ounce/115 grams) unsalted butter at room temperature
1 cup (170 grams) light or golden brown sugar
1/4 cup (50 grams ) granulated white sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoons grand Marnier or Cointreau or 1/2 teaspoon orange extract
3 heaping tablespoons bitter orange marmalade
Preheat the oven to 180° C (350 °F).
Lightly butter a square pan (23 cm /9 inch)
or line with parchment paper leaving several inches overhaging for lifting the brownie out of the pan, lightly butter the foil or parchment.
Slowly melt both chocolates together in a doble boiler over simmering hot water . Remove from the heat when all but 1/4 of the chocolate has melted then stir vigorously until all the chocolate is melted and smooth.
Set aside to cool slightly.
Combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl whisking to blend.
In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugars together until light, smooth and creamy. Beat in the eggs, 1 at a time, just until combined.
Add the vanilla,grand marnier and melted chocolate and beat until smooth and blended, scraping down the bowl as necessary.
Fold in the dry ingredients by hand until well blended and smooth, not over mix.
Gently swirl the orange marmalade, completely combining for an overall orange flavor, scrape the batter imto the prepared pan and smooth.
Alternately, pour the batter into the pan and spoon the marmalade onto the brownies and swirl in with a knife.
Bake about 30 minutes, until the center is set but still moist.
Brownies de chocolate y mermelada de naranjas