viewing party that is free or you can do a VIP ticket. Earlier this month a representative from the Florida Department of Citrus asked me if I'd try out one of their recipes for you all in honor of the Oscars. After looking through their chocolate related ideas I've decide to test their "Old-Fashioned Chocolate Orange Brownies" because most of the ingredients I have readily on hand minus the orange juice and orange zest. Then as I started I realized that most of my ingredients at home are not a perfect match and thus a new recipe was born. I call it...
Glazed Orange Poke Brownies
by TammyJo Eckhart, PhD
Ingredients: (what I used)
1 cup lower calorie 100% real Florida Orange Juice (Trop 50)
4 oz bittersweet chocolate (Baker's brand)
1/2 cup butter (I Can't Believe It's Not Butter)
1 cup sugar (1/2 cup zero calorie sugar substitute)
4 eggs (1 cup egg whites)
1 tsp real vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup flour (unbleached, whole grain)
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease (spray) a 9X9-inch baking pan.
Place orange juice in a small saucepan and set on medium heat to reduce while you gather the other ingredients. Stir the reducing juice from time to time while you continue to work. You need at least 1/3 cup left so be careful.
In a small bowl mix together flour, baking powder, and salt and set aside to be added to your wet ingredients later.
Add in the flour mixture a bit at a time and work until combined with no white showing. Do not over mix.
Remove from oven and set on wire rack to cool for at least 30 minutes. With a toothpick (or fork if you want larger holes) poke the top of the cake through to the bottom about 50 or so times. Continue to allow it to cool while you make the glazing.
Light Orange Glaze
Mix together 2/3 cup powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons of reduced calorie 100% real Florida orange juice until smooth. It will have a yellowish or light orangish color to it.