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Rustic Orange Olive Oil Brownies

A best kept secret – olive oil is a perfect match for chocolate and these Brownies are a perfect pairing for Cabernet Sauvignon- especially Cask 321. WINE PAIRING: CASK 321 CABERNET SAUVIGNON OAK KNOLL DISTRICT of NAPA VALLEY

Makes 30 pieces

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups coarsely chopped walnuts
  • ½ lb bittersweet chocolate (68-75%)
  • 10 tbsp GC NAPA VALLEY Orange Olive Oil
  • 4 eggs
  • ¾ cup ground almonds
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar

TO PREPARE

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8×10-inch rectangular Pyrex baking pan.
  2. Break the chocolate into pieces and place in microwave for 1 minute to melt. Add the olive oil and stir to blend. Set aside.
  3. In mixing bowl, combine eggs, ground almonds and sugar. Add to the melted chocolate and stir to blend.
  4. In another bowl, combine the baking soda and flour. Sift into the chocolate mixture. Stir to blend. Add the walnuts and stir again.
  5. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and bake for 20-25 minutes for a fudgy brownie or 30-35 minutes for a firmer brownie.
  6. Remove pan from the oven. Let stand for 5 minutes, then un-mold onto a cooling rack to cool.

TO SERVE

Cut into 3″ squares for serving. Best served slightly warm topped with powdered sugar. You can even add a pinch of Cabernet Sea Salt for another layer of flavor.

Optional if not serving with wine: add a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.

Wine Pairing

GABRIELLE LIMITED CASK 321 CABERNET SAUVIGNON OAK KNOLL DISTRICT of NAPA VALLEY 2012

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon & Cabernet Franc. The earthy flavor profile of Cabernet Franc is a link to a high percent bittersweet chocolate. More wine details at www.gabriellewine.com.