Orange Fudge Brownies


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What do you think about birthdays? Is it a fun moment for you or it brings you a sweet melancholy by reminding you the fact that another year has passed? Is it a day of joy or is it a day of retrospect and resetting of targets?

Since tomorrow is my birthday, I am trying to think what this day means to me and I realized that during the 44 years of my life the meaning, importance and message conveyed were different each time.

As a child, I was all happy and joyful to celebrate with my friends, big cakes and all the birthday stuff that go with it. As a teenager, I was thrilled I was one year closer to adulthood and all the “glorious” things I could do as an adult!

As a young woman growing one more year gave me the experience and knowledge which led to self-confidence and professional and personal establishment.

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After 40’s I kind of feel a sweet melancholy for the years that have passed by and I am resetting my goals for the future. For me, it is the time to retrospect and see which new paths open for the future and which dreams will never be fulfilled. I feel a little sad for the things I wasn’t able to succeed and optimistic about the things I am setting to achieve in the future.

With all this in my mind and wanting to share this special day- I think for everyone- with you, I am treating you with this delicious Fudge Brownies. In moments like this I always turn to chocolate to either boost my joy or to console me. This is a truly perfect brownie, moist and chocolatey. The recipe comes from King Arthur’s Flour, but I made a few changes to make it lighter and jazz it up a little.

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Orange Fudge Brownies

Ingredients

1 cup margarine

2 cups sugar

4 large eggs

1 ¼ cup cocoa

1 tsp salt

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp espresso powder

1 ½ orange extract

1 ½ cups all purpose flour

2 cups white chocolate chips

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Instructions

Preheat oven to 175° C/ 350° F.

Butter and flour a squared pan with dimensions 27cmX34cm/ 10inX13in.

In a saucepan over low heat melt the margarine.

Add the sugar and stir to combine.

Return the mixture to the stove just until it becomes hot but not bubbly about 45° C/ 110° F.

In this way the sugar dissolves better and gives a shiny crust on the brownies.

In a mixer pour the eggs and beat them with the cocoa, salt, baking powder, espresso powder and orange extract until they become smooth.

Add the hot margarine/sugar to the mixture and mix until smooth.

Add the flour and mix again until it is incorporated.

Add the white chocolate chips and stir with a spatula.

Pour the batter to the pan and bake for about 30 minutes.

When you insert the knife make sure it comes out with a few moist crumbs.

The brownie must be firm on the edges and very moist but not uncooked on the center.

Let it cool, cut and serve.

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5.0 from 5 reviews

Orange Fudge Brownies
 
Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Dessert
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: American

Ingredients/ Συστατικά
  • 1 cup margarine
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 ¼ cup cocoa
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp espresso powder
  • 1 ½ orange extract
  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips

Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. Preheat oven to 175° C/ 350° F.
  2. Butter and flour a squared pan with dimensions 27cmX34cm/ 10inX13in.
  3. In a saucepan over low heat melt the margarine.
  4. Add the sugar and stir to combine.
  5. Return the mixture to the stove just until it becomes hot but not bubbly about 45° C/ 110° F.
  6. In this way the sugar dissolves better and gives a shiny crust on the brownies.
  7. In a mixer pour the eggs and beat them with the cocoa, salt, baking powder, espresso powder and orange extract until they become smooth.
  8. Add the hot margarine/sugar to the mixture and mix until smooth.
  9. Add the flour and mix again until it is incorporated.
  10. Add the white chocolate chips and stir with a spatula.
  11. Pour the batter to the pan and bake for about 30 minutes.
  12. When you insert the knife make sure it comes out with a few moist crumbs.
  13. The brownie must be firm on the edges and very moist but not uncooked on the center.
  14. Let it cool, cut and serve.

Notes/ Σημειώσεις
Recipe adapted from King Arthur’s Flour

5.0 from 5 reviews

Μπράουνις με Γεύση Πορτοκάλι
 
Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Γλυκό
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες

Ingredients/ Συστατικά
  • 1 φλ. μαργαρίνη
  • 2 φλ. ζάχαρη
  • 4 μεγάλα αυγά
  • 1¼ φλ. κακάο
  • 1 κ.γ. αλάτι
  • 1 κ.γ. μπέικιν πάουντερ
  • 1 κ.γ. καφέ espresso (όχι έτοιμο τη σκόνη)
  • 1 ½ κ.γ. εκχύλισμα πορτοκαλιού
  • 1 ½ φλ. αλεύρι για όλες τις χρήσεις
  • 2 φλ. σταγόνες λευκής σοκολάτας

Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. Προθερμάνετε το φούρνο σε 175° C.
  2. Βουτυρώστε και αλευρώστε ένα τετράγωνο ταψί με διαστάσεις 27cmX34cm.
  3. Σε μια κατσαρόλα σε χαμηλή φωτιά, Λιώστε τη μαργαρίνη.
  4. Προσθέστε τη ζάχαρη και ανακατέψτε να ενωθούν.
  5. Επιστρέψτε το μίγμα στο φούρνο μόνο μέχρι να γίνει ζεστό αλλά να μην βράσει στους 45° C.
  6. Με αυτόν τον τρόπο η ζάχαρη διαλύεται καλύτερα και δίνει μια γυαλιστερή κρούστα στα brownies.
  7. Σε ένα μίξερ ρίξτε τα αυγά και χτυπήστε τα με το κακάο, το αλάτι, το baking powder, τον espresso και το εκχύλισμα βανίλιας μέχρι να γίνουν λεία.
  8. Προσθέστε το ζεστό μίγμα μαργαρίνης/ζάχαρης και ανακατέψτε ξανά να ενσωματωθούν.
  9. Προσθέστε το αλεύρι και ανακατέψτε πάλι μέχρι να ενσωματωθούν.
  10. Προσθέστε τα άσπρα τσιπ σοκολάτας και ανακατέψτε με μια σπάτουλα.
  11. Ρίξτε το μίγμα στο ταψί και ψήστε για περίπου 30 λεπτά.
  12. Όταν βυθίζετε το μαχαίρι βεβαιωθείτε ότι βγαίνει λίγο υγρό.
  13. Το brownie πρέπει αν είναι σταθερό στις άκρες και λίγο υγρό στο κέντρο αλλά όχι άψητο.
  14. Αφήστε να κρυώσει, κόψτε και σερβίρετε.

Notes/ Σημειώσεις
Συνταγή προσαρμοσμένη από το King Arthur’s Flour

47 Responses to Orange Fudge Brownies

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  1. Happy Birthday my dear friend! And looks like you had a delish one :)

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  3. mari says:

    Χρόνια πολλά Κατερίνα κι από δώ. Το γλυκάκι είναι πολύ λαχταριστό, δεν τρως μόνο ένα κομμάτι!!
    Φιλιά πολλά.

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  5. Happy birthday dear! What a perfect treat for a special occasion…

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  7. Balvinder says:

    I am little late in wishing you Happy Birthday but I hope you had fun. Birthdays are fun, you don’t grow old you become wiser with each passing year.

    I like the orange scented fudge brownies.

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  9. Sandi says:

    Happiest of birthdays to you Katerina, hope you treated yourself :)

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  11. Julie M. says:

    Happy Birthday Katerina!! It’s never too late to follow your dreams. You are amazing as are these brownies. Celebrate in style and know that you’re loved!

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  13. MayMoh says:

    Happy Birthday, Katerina! Hope you have a real blast! As age catches up, I think I just love the presents and not really the cake 😀 Not very keen on all the cream and frosting. Need to guard my waistline…..hehe. But then, I would eat a big slice of your brownie….always my favourite.

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  15. Hope you had a wonderful birthday celebration, Katerina! I wish you happiness, good health and more success!
    These brownies are gorgeous, btw!

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  17. Beth says:

    I still love birthdays, even though I’m a few years older than you! And I love the idea of bringing orange flavor into these brownies too.

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  19. Joanne says:

    I’m not really a fan of my own birthday, not because I don’t want to get older but because I hate having all that attention on me! It’s stressful.

    I do love the treats you get to eat on your birthday since calories don’t count! These brownies look wonderful!

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  21. Faith says:

    I hope you had a wonderful birthday, my sweet friend! I am the same way about my birthday – I am not nearly as excited about them anymore as I was when I was younger, lol. These birthdays I am more thoughtful and reflective, and like you, re-assessing my goals and aspirations. I am hoping that this year is a wonderful one for you – you deserve every happiness. xo

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  23. Julie says:

    Happy Birthday! These brownies look delicious.

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  25. Natalie says:

    Orange and chocolate go so well together, this looks like a keeper recipe! Happy Bday!!

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  27. Debra says:

    B-days certainly change after 40, don’t they?

    The Hubs would love these—he loves oranges and chocolate! Thank you for sharing!

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  29. Liz says:

    I love birthdays! It always means quality time spent with friends and family. Hope you had a spectacular day!

    PS…your brownies look amazing!

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  31. Pepi says:

    Χρόνια σου πολλά!!!
    Ωραίος συνδυασμός…σοκολάτα με πορτοκάλι!!!!

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  33. Nadji says:

    Comme je comprends tout ce que tu écris.Cela fait quelques années que je ne fête plus mon anniversaire car je trouve que les années passent trop vite.
    Très bon anniversaire mon amie. Je te souhaite plein de bonnes choses et te prends un morceau de ce très bon gâteau.
    A bientôt

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  35. Katerina, wishing you a belated Happy Birthday! Hope you had a wonderful day! These brownies look awesome, a wonderful treat!

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  37. Happy Birthday :-) May you have a blessed year ahead.
    I can totally related to what all you said in on your post. You put it across so well.
    Have bookmarked your Orange Fudge Brownies.

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  39. Sissi says:

    Happy Birthday, Katerina! This fudgy cake looks terrific. You know, there is one thing that certainly improves with age: cooking skills! We cook better every year.

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  41. Juliana says:

    Happy Birthday Katerina…and what a lovely way to celebrate…I love orange with chocolate and this look even better with white chocolate.

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  43. mjskit says:

    And a Very Happy Birthday to you!!!! I hope you had a marvelous day and will have an even better week! After 40 I quit celebrating birth”days” and started celebrating birth”weeks”. :) What a great way to treat yourself and us on your birthday. Those brownies look delicious!

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  45. Μarion says:

    Κι από εδώ χίλιες ευχές Κατερίνα μου, ότι επιθυμείς.

    Θέλω ένα κομμάτι για τον καφέ μου το πρωί..Πολύ μου αρέσουν.
    Και το πορτοκάλι με το κακάο πάει τέλεια.

    Φιλιά πολλά :)

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  47. Susan says:

    Happy Birthday, Katerina! I’d love one of your brownies to help you celebrate :)

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  49. Asmita says:

    Hi Katerina,
    Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful day and a fabulous year ahead! The brownies look divine!

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  51. Barbara says:

    Great recipe! Not only double the chocolate, but with espresso and orange as well. What a super looking brownie, Katerina!
    Happy Birthday to you! I pay little attention to my birthdays…what bothers me more are the birthdays of my children. Now that they’re in their 50’s, my age comes crushing down on me! :)

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  53. Kathy says:

    Happy Birthday, Katerina!! Wishing you a blessed and happy day and year to come!

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  55. Happy Birthday Katerina!! Eat one more brownie for me :-)

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  57. Ola says:

    I am always melancholic about my birthday but you cake would surely help me to overcome this feeling:)
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  59. “I always turn to chocolate to either boost my joy or to console me” – Well said Katerina. I echo the sentiment. Wishing you a fantastic birthday full of chocolate! You are off to a great start with the brownies :-)

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  61. Happy Happy Birthday Katerina!! Someone told me a few years back that birthday happens only once a year and it’s worth celebrating the day. I never thought too much about birthdays, but it’s one happy occasion and good reason to celebrate. As I get older, there are less things to celebrate (especially for my own thing), so I hope you celebrate big and enjoy your day! :) You got some yummy brownies… I would love this for my birthday. :)

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  63. Happy Birthday! I bet the orange flavor tasted great in the chocolate!

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  65. Sorry for not commenting last week, it has been nuts!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Katerina! I love birthdays, mine is coming up too. I wish you all the best and I toast to your health with this delicious brownie, orange and chocolate is a perfect combo.

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  67. Mari says:

    The brownies look wonderful, Katerina. I like the combination of orange and chocolate.

    Have a great week :)

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  69. ΕΛΕΝΗ says:

    Κατερινάκι μου χρόνια σου πολλά (προκαταβολικά) για αύριο, εύχομαι να είσαι πάντα γερή, δημιουργική και ευτυχισμένη!Το γλυκάκι που έφτιαξες είναι καταπληκτικό!Πολύ όμορφες φωτογραφίες!
    Φιλιά πολλά, να περάσεις όμορφα!

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  71. Claire says:

    Happy Birthday! I hope this year is the best one for you yet. Your brownies look really good.

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  73. Happy Early Birthday to you!!! It’s funny how our perspective on birthdays change as we age. I think you captured some of how I feel.

    I adore chocolate and orange together. These brownies look and sound wonderful!

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  75. grace says:

    i only recently discovered what a terrific pairing chocolate and orange make–these look and sound delicious!

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  77. I am a huge fan of orange and chocolate together, What lovely brownies!

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  79. Να πούμε χρόνια πολλά προκαταβολικά λοιπόν!
    Εύχομαι μέσα από την καρδιά μου ότι καλύτερο Κατερίνα μου!
    Τα brownies είναι μεγάλη αδυναμία και ο συνδυασμός σοκολάτα με πορτοκάλι απλά αγαπημένος!
    Εύχομαι να περάσεις πολύ πολύ όμορφα!
    Φιλιά!

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  81. Happy Birthday Katerina!! May your day and year be filled with love, laughter and dreams come true!♥

    The brownies look amazing!

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  83. Happy Birthday! I never bake anything for mine and I always count on my hubby to make sth :)

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  85. Gourmantine says:

    Happy coming birthday Katerina, I wish for it to be a joyous and tasty one :)
    When it comes to birthdays, they used to be rather important, but the last few years they come and go without much attention to them, don’t even know the reason why…

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  87. Lila says:

    Πεθαίνω για fudge γενικώς!!!!!

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  89. Ξανθή says:

    Ευτυχώς που ο Θ. δεν βλέπει τα blog με αυτές τις υπέροχες φωτογραφίες και ιδέές γλυκών θα με έτρεχε να τα φτιάξω!!
    Καλή εβδομάδα!!

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  91. Iglika says:

    Happy Birthday, Katerina! Be happy and follow your dreams!

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  93. Conna says:

    Happy birthday with many happy returns !!!!

    Φιλιά πολλά !

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