Orange Liqueur Brownies

Orange Liqueur Brownies

Orange Liqueur Brownies

For occasions that merit something exquisite, serve this dark chocolate, liqueur-laced brownie on (Orange Liqueur Brownies) a doily-lined plate with after dinner coffee.

Orange Liqueur Brownies Recipe

Orange Liqueur Brownies

Brownies:   ¾ cup butter or margarine

6 oz. (6 squares) unsweetened chocolate

4 eggs

4 tsp. orange flavored liqueur

1 tsp. vanilla

2 cups sugar

1 cup flour

Frosting:    ½ cup butter or margarine, softened

2 cups powdered sugar

1/8 tsp. salt

3 Tbsp. orange-flavored liqueur

½ tsp. vanilla

Glaze:   1 oz. (1 square) unsweetened chocolate

1 tsp. butter or margarine

Heat oven to 350 F.  Lightly grease 13×9 inch pan.  In small heavy saucepan over low heat, melt ¾ cup butter and 6 oz. chocolate, stirring constantly until well blended.  Cool.

In large bowl, beat eggs, 4 teaspoons liqueur and 1 teaspoon vanilla at highest speed until thick and lemon colored.  Gradually add sugar, beating until fluffy.  Add chocolate mixture; blend well.  Fold in flour.  Spread in prepared pan.

Bake at 350 F. for 25 to 35 minutes or until set and brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan.  Cool completely.

In small bowl, beat ½ cup butter until fluffy.  Add remaining frosting ingredients; beat until smooth and creamy.   Spread over cooled brownies.  In small saucepan over low heat, melt 1 oz. chocolate and 1 teaspoon butter, stirring constantly until well blended.  Drizzle over frosted brownies.  Refrigerate until firm; cut into bars.  Store in refrigerator.       48 bars

(Recipe for the Orange Liqueur Brownies was in Pillsbury Classic Cookbooks.)

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