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Author Notes: I am ashamed to say that, for the most part, my brownies have come from a box. It's true. Then A&M put feta, mint and blood orange out there, and said think outside the box - see? (pointing UP at the top there) So - these brownies are outside of TWO boxes. They are just this side of fudge and ridiculously rich ... I also need to point out that without my friend Jolene's brownie recipe as a jumping off point these would never have happened so thanks to you my Cyclone friend!!! —aargersi
Serves everyone - friends neighbors and coworkers
- 2 sticks unsalted butter
- 6 ounces dark unsweet chocolate (I used Scharffen Barger 99% cocoa dark chocolate)
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- juice and zest from one blood orange
- 8 large mint leaves - minced
- 4 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup cow milk feta
- Preheat your oven to 350. Melt the butter and chocolate together - I did this in a glass bowl in the microwave on half heat, but you could use a double boiler too.
- Whisk the sugar, orange juice and zest, and vanilla into the chocolate until it is very smooth and shiny.
- Now it should be cool enough to whisk in the eggs without scrambling them - do that. Then the mint.
- Stir in the flour until the batter is well mixed but don't get carried away and beat it to death.
- Break the feta into baby pea sized pieces and fold them into the batter.
- Spray your pan with baking no-stick, or butter and flour it. Your choice. No-stick is easier. You can use a 9x13, or of you like EDGES like we do, use the baker's edge ... it rocks - http://www.bakersedge.com/
- Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes - depending on your pan and your oven. A toothpick should come out clean. Let them cool then cut into smaller pieces than you think you need because they are SERIOUSLY rich!!!
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Dish with Blood Oranges, Feta and Mint