Chocolate Orange Brownies

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If ever there was the perfect flavour to go with chocolate it’s orange.

I found a chocolate orange lurking at the back of my treat cupboard and I also had a hankering for chocolate brownies, put them together and what do you get? Super yummyness!

You will need:

  • 135g Dark Chocolate (broken into squares)
  • 135g Butter
  • 1tsp Vanilla extract
  • 2 Eggs
  • 225g Caster Sugar
  • 135g Plain Flour
  • 1/2tsp baking Powder
  • A chocolate orange (12 segments reserved for decoration, the remaining segments chopped)

Method:

  • Grease and line a square 20cm tin and preheat the oven to 180 degrees
  • Melt the dark chocolate and the butter together over a bain marie (heat proof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water), take care not to overheat the chocolate and butter.
  • Once the butter and chocolate has melted, remove from the heat and add the vanilla extract and stir well, put to one side and allow to cool slightly.
  • Meanwhile, whisk the eggs and sugar together until the sugar has dissolved in the eggs and they look thick and creamy.
  • Gentle fold the chocolate mixture into the eggs and sugar making sure it is well incorporated.
  • Sift in the flour and baking powder and fold though to ensure there are no lumps of flour.
  • Fold in the chopped chocolate orange (making sure you save 12 segments for decoration after baking).
  • Pour into the prepared tin and cook for 25-30 mins.
  • As soon as you take the cooked brownie out of the oven arrange the 12 reserved segments over your brownie.

Tip:

For ease of cutting I arranged in 3 rows of 4.

  • Allow to cool in the tin and for the chocolate orange segments to firm. The brownie can sink a little in the middle slightly, this is fine and adds to the gooeyness.

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