Orange Brownies

Orange Brownies

I’ve been playing with this recipe. It started as a basic brownie recipe, but I had this idea of using orange flavoring instead of vanilla, because orange + chocolate = yum, and I’ve kind of been obsessed with citrus zest lately. (Blame the Microplane.) Also, the recipe was a bit on the cakey side, so I decided to work on that, too.

1 cup unbleached flour
1/3 cup cocoa
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
3 tbsp orange zest (~zest of 1 orange)
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 egg, beaten
3 tbsp orange juice (~juice of 1 orange)
3 tbsp water
1 tsp orange (or lemon) extract
2 squares semi-sweet chocolate, melted

In a medium size bowl, stir together flour, cocoa, salt, sugar, and orange zest.

One ingredient at a time, add in melted butter, egg, orange juice, water, orange extract, and melted chocolate. Mix until thoroughly combined.

Pour in to 9×9 pan. Bake for 20 minutes at 325F.

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