Chocolate orange brownies

Chocolate orange brownies

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(37 ratings)

Prep: 25 mins Cook: 40 mins

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Cuts into 12-18 squares
You know these squidgy chocolate cake squares with orange zest are going to be good!

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per square (18)

  • kcal291
  • fat16g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs33g
  • sugars29g
  • fibre1g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.3g
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Ingredients

  • 200g butter, chopped
    Butter

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  • 200g dark chocolate, roughly chopped
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    Dark chocolate

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  • zest 1 large orange
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  • 4 large eggs
  • 350g caster sugar
  • 100g plain flour
  • 50g cocoa powder
  • 100g dark chocolate orange, chopped
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Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and line a 24 x 20cm brownie tin with baking parchment. Put the butter, dark chocolate and orange zest in a non-stick saucepan and very gently melt over a low heat, stirring every now and then, until smooth – take care not to overheat it. Cool.

  2. Whisk the eggs and sugar together with an electric whisk until the mixture is pale, has doubled in volume and leaves a trail when the beaters are lifted. Gently stir into the cooled chocolate mixture. Sift over the flour and cocoa, stir in, then add the orange chocolate.

  3. Pour into the lined tin and bake for 35-40 mins. Cool in the tin, then cut into squares.

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browniebakingbabe
15th Jul, 2015
WAOW what a treat! Never in my 32 years of baking brownies have I been so lucky as to find a recipe like this. As the song goes from chitty chitty bang bang, they are "truly scrumptious!!!!!" As a master of brownie baking I've tasted and tried manys-a brownies but boys-a-dear, these little treats are top of the scale!-they'd give even Mary Berry a run for her money!! From their crispy top coat to their gorgeously gooey inside these little babes will go down a treat at any occasion! So folks, if you need the perfect recipe for a brownie, take it from this brownie baking babe that you don't need to look much further from here!! 5/5 every day! Thanks for the great recipe xx
BrownieBabe96
15th Jul, 2015
Ladies, gentlemen, girls and boys...before you make these delicious brownies I want you to know one thing and one thing only...they are breathtakingly gorgeous. To give you an idea of just how wonderful they really are, I took one nibble and I immediately fell to the ground because I was so overwhelmed. (My hubby Sam had to rescue me!) A little tip for all you chocoholics out there (you're not the only one!) add a few naughty extra orange chocolate chunks to your mixture and you will thank me later! Id like to end with a quote that a think all brownie babes and goodfood users would appreciate... "A balanced diet is chocolate in both hands" ;)
Aimee_E
11th Mar, 2015
5.05
WARNING: You will find them hard to resist!! I made these using ordinary Terry's choc orange as opposed to dark choc. They were incredibly fudgy and just right for me. I did manage to freeze some (I must of had some willpower that day!) and when thawed they tasted just as good with the same fudgy texture I didn't even bother warming them up just gobbled up from the foil!
Baked Dragon
8th Mar, 2015
I had a problem with these: I've never attempted brownies before but I expected them to be a bit cake-like, but even after I'd left them in the oven for almost an hour (20 minutes longer than the recipe specified) the mixture was still 'liquid'. I assumed I'd screwed it up in some way, and left it with the intent of throwing it in the bin. I later realised that's sort of the point, so if you're doing these and find yourself with a wet/gooey bit in the middle, that's how it's meant to be! They set as they cool, don't panic.
shadyshandy
12th Feb, 2015
5.05
These are seriously delicious . I'm not a great fan of sweet chocolate things and made them really for my son and his girlfriend but I just couldn't resist trying one as the smell of chocolate and orange made them too hard to resist. I think best eaten still warm from the oven.
Butterfly92xo
26th Dec, 2014
5.05
This recipe is absolutely phenomenal! I only used three eggs because I ran out and that made it slightly crumbly but absolutely delicious with some single cream smothered on top :) will be making these next week for my work mates (with four eggs this time!)
llighton
30th Nov, 2014
5.05
Just made these using dark chocolate for melting and chopped milk chocolate orange. Husband already eaten two and will probably have another couple when I take them to my mother's for tea. Avoid the mess of heating chocolate and butter over boiling water. A couple of minutes on fairly high in the microwave until just melted is much easier and less likely to overheat or separate. Agree with comment below that 35 mins is plenty long enough in the oven.
Pisara
11th Jun, 2014
5.05
I highly recommend trying this recipe. Before doing this, I'd never made brownies in my life. I followed the recipe to the T, and the result is so yummy! The brownies were gone in 2 days, and now my boyfriend keeps supplying me with more chocolate in hopes I make this again :D
hannahsutcliffe
10th Mar, 2014
5.05
SO tasty! Best brownies ever, they always go down a storm. The orange twist really makes these a cut above.
emily_19
9th Mar, 2014
I made these a few days ago for my boyfriend and I, they were delicious and had a really good texture - not dry and crumbly but not too sloppy either. I used Terry's chocolate orange instead, although cutting it up into neat chunks was tricky, which I then put into the freezer for 10 mins to stop them melting into the mixture. I also used 250g caster sugar instead, which didn't seem to alter the texture or taste, and might consider using even less sugar next time - there will definitely be a next time, although we ate all of them within 3 days, so maybe not for awhile!

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