When a friend pushed a version of this recipe on me, I was less than enthused. Neither a baker or a chocoholic, it took a recent blog hop featuring chocolate for me to try it. My recipe is adapted from one in the Weight Watchers "One Pot Cookbook" that features Amaretto. I switched it up, substituting Grand Marnier and adding orange juice and zest. Cardamom and ginger provided the spicy edge I wanted. I used decaf coffee granules instead of espresso, because that's what I had in the pantry. For a reduced calorie treat that's also low in fat and sodium, we think these are pretty terrific. —Lizthechef
all-purpose unbleached flour
large egg white
zest of one navel orange
fresh orange juice
unsalted butter, melted
instant coffee granules
In This Recipe
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease an 8-inch square baking dish with the oil.
Using a small bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, cardamom and ginger. Set aside.
Using a large bowl, whisk together the egg, egg white, liqueur, orange zest, orange juice and vanilla.
Add the sugar, melted butter, cocoa and coffee granules. Mix well.
Stir in the flour mixture and the walnuts. Mix only until blended
Pour into greased baking dish and bake for 18 minutes. Cool before cutting into squares.