Chocolate Orange Brownies

It’s been a long time since I last blogged, with settling in to uni, coping with the work load and attempting to cook for myself everyday I didn’t have much time for baking. Of course I still found time to bake from time to time, but keeping up with this blog sadly wasn’t a priority. In September I move into a student house with my friends, so hopefully in a nicer kitchen I’ll have more opportunities to bake!

As it’s the summer I should be posting frequently as I have a lot of time on my hands, so starting off with a simple bake, here is a recipe for Chocolate Orange Brownies.

Ingredients for 12-18 Brownies

200g butter, chopped

200g dark chocolate, roughly chopped

zest 1 large orange

4 large egg

350g caster sugar

100g plain flour

50g cocoa powder

100g milk chocolate orange, chopped

Method

  1. Preheat the oven 180°C/ 160°C fan / gas 4 and line a 24 x 20cm brownie tin with baking parchment.
  2. Put the butter, dark chocolate and orange zest in a large pan and melt over a low heat, being careful not to boil or overheat. Leave it to cool.
  3. Whisk the eggs and sugar with and electric handmixer or standing mixer until the mixture is pale and almost doubles in size, leaving a trail when the whisks are lifted.
  4. Gently stir the melted chocolate into the mixture and then sift in the flour and cocoa powder and combine along with the chocolate orange pieces.
  5. Pour the mixture into the lined tin and bake in the oven for 35-40 mins until the brownies are cooked but still slightly gooey in the middle. Leave them to cool in the tin before cutting them into squares.
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