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Happy Valentine’s Day (almost)! This is Chocolate Monday Part 2 this week, aka Food Network’s chocolate favorites for celebrating the holiday, part of their seasonal #ComfortFoodFeast. So this week you get two totally different kinds of chocolate recipes, Monday’s Guajillo Pepper and Mexican Chocolate Soup and today’s delectable brownies. Happy chocolate campers unite, LOL!
So, I knew I liked chocolate and orange together, but I have to tell you, these brownies blew me away. I couldn’t stop nibbling on them! You are lucky there were any left to take photos of
Hot from the oven ~ Note the parchment “handles”
They are rich without being overly sweet. The walnuts and white chocolate chunks are fantastic additions to both the flavor and texture. And man, oh man, the glaze packs a huge punch of orange flavor and truly takes these over the top. If you want a less sweet glaze you could use buttermilk instead of the half and half.
Since this is winter and the timing was right, I was able to find blood oranges. They are such a treat – one I wait for all year. They have the most beautiful deep magenta flesh and are sweeter than many other orange varieties. The juice created a naturally pinkish hue for the glaze, perfect for celebrating Valentine’s Day.
Sprinkles make everything festive
Whether you are baking for a sweetheart this weekend or practicing a little self-indulgence, these brownies are the perfect choice. Just as the potato chip company says, you can’t eat just one,
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Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!!
Make sure you use a gluten-free flour blend that contains xanthan gum, guar gum, or psyllium husk powder. You will need one of them to hold these moist brownies together.
Gluten-Free Black and White Brownies with Orange Glaze
© 2015 Jane Bonacci, The Heritage Cook. All rights reserved.
Yield: about 16 servings
- 6 tbsp melted butter
- 4 oz bittersweet chocolate (70% cacao), coarsely chopped
- 60g (1/2 cup) gluten-free flour blend or all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder (gluten-free if needed)
- 1/2 tsp kosher or sea salt
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1-1/2 cups (6 oz) coarsely chopped walnuts
- 1/2 cup (2-3/4 oz) white chocolate chunks or chips
- Orange Glaze
- 3 tsp finely grated orange zest
- 3 tsp freshly squeezed orange juice, strained to remove the pulp
- 2 to 3 tbsp half and half or cream, or as needed
- 1 cup powdered sugar, or as needed