Tuesday, June 1, 2010

TWD White Chocolate Brownies

What do you get when you combine white chocolate, butter, almonds, orange and raspberries? A 9x13 pan of delicious! 
White chocolate and butter are melted over simmering water--this just takes a few minutes, watch carefully.  I love to rub orange zest into sugar it smells so wonderful. It really doesn't take a lot to make me happy. Add eggs and beat for 3 minutes until a beautiful lemon color. Add vanilla and gently stir in chocolate mixture. Add dry ingredients, which include ground almonds, and stir until moistened. Pour batter in pan and top with fresh raspberries. Costco had beautiful big berries at a great price.
At this point I altered the recipe a bit. Dorrie topped the uncooked brownies with meringue and baked at 325. I'm not a meringue lover so I deleted this step. I baked the brownies about 15 minutes longer than suggested. I am not fond of a gooey brownie center.

How did they taste? Wonderful! The almonds added a fun texture, the flavor of the white chocolate was sweet and rich, the raspberries added a pop of tart. I thought a drizzle of orange butter cream would look nice. My drizzle got away from me, but it still was delicious. 5 stars no question.

Next time I will omit the drizzle and top with whipped cream and a few berries. Our hostess this week is Marthe at Culinary Delights. Check her blog for the complete recipe. Dorie stated this recipe will make 32 brownies, they would be pretty small brownies! Or, I can't believe how many brownies I've eaten.

24 comments:

Romaine said...

Enjoyed your comment about the orange sugar. I love doing that too.

Karen said...

Yum! Orange Buttercream sounds delicious to top these!

chocolatechic said...

I melted my butter and chocolate in the microwave. I never do it on the stove.

Saves time and a bowl to wash.

Yours look wonderful.

SiHaN said...

well i must say the orange buttercream looks excellent.

Tia said...

poptarts! and orange sugar. yum. yum... the colors and presentation look fantastic!

mine morphed into Salty/Sweet Brown Butter Frosted Brownies!

Joy said...

Hi Cindy!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment- you made my day! I love your site as well, and I can truly relate to your passion for baking. The little "About Me" paragraph you wrote brought a smile to my face (I used to long for an easy bake oven as well... isn't it funny that now, I consider the kitchen supply place my "toy store" :) Some things never change).

Beautiful White Chocolate Brownies- the citrus accent sounds like a lovely addition. Great job!

I hope you'll visit "Hot Oven, Warm Heart" often- I always love hearing from another enthusiastic baker! And I'll certainly be back here soon too!

-Joy
http://hotovenwarmheart.wordpress.com/

Valerie said...

The orange buttercream cream looks luscious! Beautiful work. You're not alone, I also have too much fun rubbing zest into sugar. It makes the kitchen smell so fresh.

mike said...

So glad they worked out for you! They look wonderful - and happy that you bypassed the meringue - do what works for YOU! Nicely presented!

Becky said...

so delicious. very cool orange buttercream.

Heather said...

Love the idea of an orange drizzle. They look great!

Marthe said...

That orange glaze looks really yummy as do your brownies! Thanks for baking with me this week!

The Mortensens said...

Your pictures look great! l love rubbing sugar and zest together too! It's one of my favorite things to do while baking.

Pamela said...

Skipped the meringue here, too. I like the idea of the topping, though! Yum.

Katrina said...

Ooh, the orange glaze sound yummy.
These did have great flavor, kind bummed mine were underbaked.

margot said...

The brownies look great with the glaze! They were pretty cakey brownies, so it sounds like it would be an excellent combination.

Christina and Jacob said...

I definitely want to know your recipe for orange buttercream because that just sound soooo delicious, and especially on top of these "brownies". :)

jill said...

beautifully done momma! I love that orange buttercream idea...makes it look like something for breakfast, and who doesn't love white chocolate for breakfast!!

Clivia said...

You're right. Next time I'll leave the topping off too and go with some fresh cream.
They look delicious!

Jacque said...

Oooh, yummy, your buttercream looks so tasty and perfect. Nice!

megan said...

these look so good! Just the name alone is enough to make me want to try them!

Kayte said...

I like your ideas, so I think I will give this another try with the meringue on top and see how it goes. Mine was a real mess, not done in the middle, all fell apart from pan to plate, and the meringue caved in...the guys, however, ate it all (mostly with a spoon), b/c, well guys tend to eat things you and I would question...LOL. Yours look really beautifully delicious.

Nickki said...

They look amazing! Just perfect.

Flourchild said...

Yum they look fantastic! I may have to make these after all!

jillbert said...

They look great with the buttercream! Whipped cream would be good too.