Chocolate orange brownies



Fudgy rich brownies with a deep, zesty twist. Chocolate with orange is a classic combination and these brownies are a super simple, one-bowl bake


Total time to make : 50 minutes Time to prep : 10 minutes

Time to bake : 40 minutes

Servings : 24



Ingredients


280g unsalted butter

280g dark (70%) chocolate

420g caster sugar

4 eggs, at room temperature

140g plain flour

60g cocoa powder

1 tsp salt

Zest from 1 orange

220g orange milk chocolate (I used Cadbury milk orange giant buttons)

24 chocolate orange segments (I used Terry's minis)



Method


  1. Preheat a fan oven to 160C and lightly grease and line a 13 x 9 inch baking tin with non-stick baking paper

  2. In a small saucepan over a low heat, gently melt the butter and dark chocolate together, stirring occasionally to mix. Turn off the heat just before the mixture completely melts, they will continue to melt together off the heat. Set aside so that it slightly cools

  3. In one mixing bowl, sieve in the flour and cocoa powder then and add in the sugar and eggs - mix with a wooden spoon or spatula until the eggs are mixed through

  4. Pour the melted but slightly cooled butter/chocolate from the saucepan into the mixing bowl and mix again until just combined

  5. Roughly chop the milk chocolate orange into chunks and add this and the orange zest into the bowl, fold a few times to mix in, being sure not to overmix

  6. Pour the brownie mix into the prepared tin and bake for 35 - 40 minutes, when it's ready the edges will be cooked but the middle will still be a bit wobbly and look slightly under-baked (this is a good thing!)

  7. Remove from the oven and whilst it's still warm, carefully place the 24 orange segments on top of the brownie (4 along the side, 6 lengthways). The base will melt a little and 'stick' the segment to each square

  8. Leave to cool completely - I refrigerate mine for at least 2 hours after it's cooled to room temperature to make slicing easier. Cuts into 24 x 2 inch squares



Nutritional Information

(per slice)


320 calories

4g protein, 32g carbs, 19g fat



Good to know:

  • It's important to wait until the brownie has cooled completely before slicing otherwise it will spill out in the centre. Overnight is best

  • Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 7 days

  • Vegetarian



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