Orange You Glad You Added Chocolate

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If you are revisiting The Stuffed Goose for a restaurant review or one of my very own recipes, sorry to let you down, but… not this time.  If you are ready to bite into something so insanely and inappropriately delicious, then read on.  Deb Perelman, I promise I’ll share something original after this post…

My dad is pretty set in his ways when it comes to food, especially sweets.  He’s typically a fan of  cheesecake,  the “Arch Angel” from Arch’s and, of course, any and all kinds of pie.  But this weekend, we discovered Chocolate Chip Brioche Pretzels.  Needless to say, we both fell in love.  In fact, the whole family did.  They even let me interrupt the Finale of Homeland to share these little hunks of happiness.

Let me start by saying, mistakenly using ¼ cup instead of ¼ tsp of grated orange zest was a brilliant accident.  Wow!  Who knew the peel of an orange could cause an EXPLOSION in your mouth?  I grated away at that orange seemingly forever, but let me tell you: it was worth it.  So what’s the moral of my rambling?  Grate away, grate away, grate away. 

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When it comes to the pretzel dough, imagine shortbread, only better.  It’s salty and it’s sweet.  The orange zest combined with melted chocolate kisses strewn throughout will put that Starbucks scone you buy every morning to shame.  When diving into a bag of jellybeans, who wants a Black Licorice when the Pomegranate Cosmo, the Sunkist Pink Grapefruit and my personal favorite, the Toasted Marshmallow, are sitting right there??  These pretzels are for those who never fail to cherish the tiny luxuries in life.  Good luck eating just one!   

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Thanks Deb Perelman for writing The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook and for sharing another incredible creation.  Now, find the recipe here and get to baking!

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One Comment on “Orange You Glad You Added Chocolate”

  1. January 24, 2013 at 8:20 p01 #

    Fun recipe! I’m going to need to attempt this

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