Grand Marnier Brownies

Two types of chocolate, almonds, orange, and Grand Marnier come together in a very delicious and sophisticated brownie.  This is not your basic lunch box brownie– although what a happy and welcome addition to a desk top lunch it would be– but a dinner party dessert, or a tasty addition to an elegant dessert bar platter.

The recipe does take a little time to bake,  what with three different steps and the necessary cooling and prepping time in between each step, but it is definitely very , very worthwhile.  And since it tends to get devoured before you’ve even cleaned up, a double batch is not a bad idea.

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Grand Marnier Brownies
Two types of chocolate, almonds, orange, and Grand Marnier come together in a very delicious and sophisticated brownie.
Servings
bars
Ingredients
Servings
bars
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325. Line 8 x 8 pan with foil and grease foil. Melt chocolate and butter in top of double boiler, remove from heat.Combine dry ingredients, set aside
  2. Beat eggs until pale. Beat in sugar, 1 tbsp of the liqueur, vanilla and orange rind until smooth. Beat in chocolate mixture. Fold in flour mixture and almonds, spread into pan.
  3. Bake 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean./ Cool. Pierce top with fork allover and sprinkle with remaining liqueur. Cover and chill.
  4. Beat butter and orange juice concentrate until smooth. Slowly beat in sugar and rind until smooth. Add juice. Beat until smooth and spread over brownie base. Chill until firm.
  5. Melt chocolate and butter. Remove from heat, whisk until smooth and spread over butter cream. Chill until firm.
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