Passover Brownies With Chocolate Wine Glaze
  • Brownie
  • 6 oz bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • ½ cup unsalted margarine cut into pieces (I will use butter for this)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ⅛ teas salt
  • 2 teas grated orange zest
  • ¾ cup matzo cake meal
  • ¾ cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • Glaze
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ⅓ cup sweet red wine
  • 2 oz bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 6 tbsp unsalted margarine, chilled, cut into pieces (again butter)
  • 16-20 walnut halves or pieces
  1. Brownies:
  2. Line a 9 to 9-1/2 inch square baking pan with waxed paper or foil and cover with a little margarine.
  3. Melt chocolate and margarine in a medium bowl set over a larger bowl of hot water, stirring until melted and smooth.
  4. Remove from hot water and let cool for 5 minutes.
  5. Beat eggs lightly in another bowl with an electric mixer.
  6. Add sugar and salt and whip on high speed about 5 minutes or until batter is thick and light.
  7. Add chocolate mixture in 3 batches, beating on low speed until blended after each addition.
  8. Stir in orange zest followed by cake meal and chopped walnuts.
  9. Spoon batter into prepared pan spreading mixture to the corners and sides of the pan and bake in a 350 degree, preheated oven for about 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted ½ inch from the center comes out nearly clean.
  10. Cool on a rack, turn out on a plate and remove liner.
  11. Glaze
  12. Whisk sugar with cocoa and wine in a small saucepan until blended.
  13. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, whisking constantly; reduce heat and simmer for 2 additional minutes, whisking occasionally.
  14. Add chocolate and stir until melted.
  15. Remove from heat and stir in margarine until blended.
  16. Spread glaze over brownies and top with walnut pieces.
  17. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes or until glaze has set.
Recipe by Cooking With Mama at