Olive Oil Brownies with Tangerine Balsamic Ganache and Drizzle

This recipe comes to us from Chef Rachel, who specializes in decadent recipes made with our oils and vinegars.

Needed for this Recipe:

Sunshine Coast Olive Oil Co. Mild Ultra-Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil OR Blood Orange OR Mandarin Olive Oils

Sunshine Coast Olive Oil Co. Tangerine Balsamic


Brownie Ingredients
½ cup Sunshine Coast Olive Oil Co. Mild Ultra-Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil
(such as Arbequina, Biancolilla, Hojiblanca or Chiquitita). OR Blood Orange or Mandarin Olive Oils.
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
½ cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened high quality cocoa powder
¼ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9×9 inch baking pan.
In a medium bowl, mix together the olive oil, sugar, and vanilla. Beat in eggs. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt; gradually stir into the egg mixture until well blended. Stir in walnuts, if desired. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the brownie begins to pull away from edges of pan. Let cool on a wire rack before cutting into squares.
Ganache Ingredients
9 ounces best quality bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons Sunshine Coast Olive Oil Co. Tangerine Balsamic
2″ long strip of tangerine zest
a pinch of sea salt – optional

Place the chocolate into a medium bowl. Heat the cream, salt, and tangerine zest in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Bring just to a bare simmer, watching very carefully because if it boils for a few seconds, it will boil out of the pot and scorch. When the cream has come to a simmer, remove the zest, pour over the chopped chocolate, and whisk until smooth. Stir in the Tangerine balsamic. Allow the ganache to cool, looking for a spreadable consistency before frosting the brownies. Start at the center of the brownies and work outward.

If you want to make a balsamic reduction to drizzle over top, select your balsamic (chocolate, espresso, tangerine work well) and follow the easy directions in our recipe here:

To serve

Top with a scoop of ice cream and drizzle with balsamic reduction.