Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Flori Dees

Slave's dilemma, what do you call a brownie that is not brown but rather orange? An orangie? Doesn't that sounds more like orgy? Not that that is a bad thing but just not fitting for these scrumptious desert bites! 

Then a bit of research turns up that brownies were first made at the Palmer House in Chicago for the ladies at the Chicago Worlds Fair. The name came from a popular book: “Brownies” – or house faries from English folklore! It was such a popular name that the Eastman Company named its camera a “Brownie” and the junior division of the Girl Scouts were also given that name, as well as several different types of candy. It had nothing to do with the color!

Well at this point slave feels free to name them anything it wants to. What is more “Orange and Orange juicy” than Florida? This has to do with flavor not color! Altho slave thinks the color was named after the fruit, someone want to verify that for me?

Mean while, lets get these baked because the thought and the aroma from these just drives me crazy! When it first came out of the oven, slave wanted to sit down and eat the whole thing with a spoon right out of the pan!

2 cups sugar
1 cup butter (2 sticks) softened
4 eggs
2 tsp orange extract
½ tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp. orange zest
1½ cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 8 oz package of cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tbsp orange juice, squeezed fresh from the orange
1 tsp orange zest


Pre heat the oven to 350 and butter a 9x13 baking pan. PLEASE NOTE!
Slave used a dark pan and should have reduced temperature to 325!
Wash and zest the orange, then cut in half and juice. If you don't have a juicer, just squeeze the orange with the cut side up! That way you don't get seeds in there.

Beat butter and sugar. If the butter is not softened, please do not melt it in the microwave! You want to add air to the solid of the butter, the sugar creams it. If you can't wait, try cutting the butter into ½ inch pats!
Add eggs, cracking them one at a time in a small dish and adding them that way. Now blend in the vanilla and the orange orange extracts and orange zest.
Add flour and salt by thirds and mix just until blended. Pour into the prepared pan. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Or 325 with dark pan!
Let cool on a rack for at least ½ hour before frosting.

For frosting: Beat the softened cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth and fluffy. Stir in the orange juice and zest until completely mixed through. Spread on cooled brownies. Cut and serve. Keep anything left covered and refrigerated. 

OK, this is no health food. Portion control is the key! Enjoy this desert and think about summer coming! Please!

Happy to serve my Master Indy
To satisfy and restore.
To nourish, support and maintain.
To gratify, spoil, comfort and please,
to nurture, assist, and sustain
..I cook!

Please buy slave's cookbook:

The Little Black Book of Indiscreet Recipes by Dan White http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00F315Y4I/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_vAT4sb0934RTM via @amazon


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