Blood Orange Brownies. Does that sound good? It sure did to me when I heard the idea on a Twitter chat a few weeks ago from Devo Olive Oil. They tweeted a link to a recipe for Blood Orange Brownies using Blood Orange Olive Oil from their store. I was intrigued, so I googled them and lo and behold they're in Branson at Branson Landing! We had a little weekend trip planned there anyway, so we stopped in. Wowza, was I overwhelmed with all of the oil and vinegar choices.
|Addie samples Black Currant Balsamic Vinegar|
Blood Orange Brownies
2 cups sugar
10 Tbsp cocoa
1 cup vegetable oil (I used 1/2 cup Blood Orange Olive Oil & 1/2 cup canola oil)
1 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
Mix sugar and cocoa together, add oil and eggs. Beat smooth by hand. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Pour into greased 9 x 13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees about 30 minutes. Do not over bake.
Here are some more pictures from our little trip. I took my Kindle so I could try and get my book club book read, but I never even picked it up. My eyes were looking out the window the whole time. The leaves were so beautiful.
|Addie on the Electro Spin|
|Caroline and I on the swings while Addie was off thrill-seeking|
We had a great time, ate some yummy food (love the skillet meals!), and the weather was perfect. On the way home we stopped at a roadside produce stand and bought these lovely Arkansas Black Apples.
These are supposed to be good for eating, cooking, and baking and have a long storage life. In fact, the produce guy told me if I keep them cool, they'll probably last until April or May! I'm thinking they'll get cooked, canned, or eaten before then. Addie wants me to make applesauce and I'm brainstorming other ideas as well. If anyone dares to comment on my blog, please give me your ideas and suggestions for these beauties.