Passover Brownies With Chocolate Wine Glaze
With bad weather again today, it’s not a good day for baking or doing much of anything at all. Have some shopping to do before the crowds hit the stores to do their last minute Easter thing so maybe tomorrow, as we will have to ford the river and go through the woods to get to our car one more time! Have a guy all lined up to put in a concrete drive for us but we have to wait for the rains to stop and the mud to dry up, AGAIN! Hoping to make this post today as we keep having power glitches which might even effect dinner plans later if we lose electricity. Get the grill ready husband, I think we’re gonna need it!
This recipe is one I have never heard of before and it comes from my 1,000 Jewish Recipes by Faye Levy and it is one I hope to try in the near future as it does sound Yummy as it calls for sweet red wine added to the glaze, which leaves us the rest to enjoy, for medicinal purposes only of course, ha ha!
- 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
- 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
- Line a 9 to 9-1/2 inch square baking pan with waxed paper or foil and cover with a little margarine.
- Melt chocolate and margarine in a medium bowl set over a larger bowl of hot water, stirring until melted and smooth.
- Remove from hot water and let cool for 5 minutes.
- Beat eggs lightly in another bowl with an electric mixer.
- Add sugar and salt and whip on high speed about 5 minutes or until batter is thick and light.
- Add chocolate mixture in 3 batches, beating on low speed until blended after each addition.
- Stir in orange zest followed by cake meal and chopped walnuts.
- 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.
- Cool on a rack, turn out on a plate and remove liner.
- Whisk sugar with cocoa and wine in a small saucepan until blended.
- Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, whisking constantly; reduce heat and simmer for 2 additional minutes, whisking occasionally.
- Add chocolate and stir until melted.
- Remove from heat and stir in margarine until blended.
- Spread glaze over brownies and top with walnut pieces.
- Refrigerate for about 30 minutes or until glaze has set.
Does this sound extremely rich and intoxicating or what! I’m game, how about you? Enjoy for Passover or any time you have a chocolate craving. Speaking of intoxicating, I just heard a beer calling my name and like I said earlier, what can you do on a day like today????