Blood Orange Fudge Brownies

This Recipe Uses:

1½ Cups Walnuts

9 Ounces Bittersweet Chocolate Chips

2/3 Cup Midtown Olive Oil Blood Orange Olive Oil

4 Eggs

¾ Cup Almonds, Ground in Food Processor

1 Cup Granulated Sugar

1 Tablespoon Finely Grated Orange Zest

1 Teaspoon Baking Soda

½ Cup All Purpose Flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9-inch square pan and set aside.

Sift together the flour and baking soda. set aside.

Melt the chocolate slowly until smooth. Stir in the olive oil. Set aside to cool slightly.

In a medium bowl, combine the eggs, almonds, sugar and orange zest. Add the chocolate mixture stirring until smooth.

Fold in the flour mixture and then the walnuts.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 35 - 40 minutes. When done, remove from oven and set pan on a wire rack to cool. Let stand for five minutes then unmold onto the cooling rack.

When cool cut into squares or, using cookies cutters, into hearts or other shapes.

Garnish with Chocolate Balsamic Whipped Cream.

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