Moist, Chocolatey and Delicious Brownies with a hint of Orange, dotted with Terry’s Chocolate Orange Chunks!
It’s not secret that I adore Chocolate Orange – I already have oodles of other Chocolate orange recipes on my blog, so I think that says it all really… One of my first recipes to get seriously popular was my Chocolate Orange Cookies, which are amazing by the way, like I have no joke made them over 50 times. My favourite Terry’s Chocolate Orange recipe however is my No-Bake Chocolate Orange Cheesecake because hello Cheesecake! Anyway, these brownies are AMAZING. (I realise I just said I preferred the Cheesecake, but brownies are brownies, so I like them ALL)
The delicious texture and moistness of a Brownie is heaven in a bite, and with the addition of the Chocolate Orange, these are utter perfection in my opinion. I make these in the same way as the majority of my other Brownie recipes. I melt the Chocolate & Butter and leave to cool. Whip the Sugar and Eggs till mousse like, fold through the chocolate mix, fold through the flour/cocoa powder and orange zest, and then add the oodles of Terry’s chunks. Seriously, delicious.
I always find using different brownie recipes is a good thing, and I love to test other brownie recipes out – some fail completely, and some you just don’t want to mess with! I did try baking these recently by using the Terry’s chocolate Orange itself as the base chocolate (rather than Dark Chocolate) but because of the orange oil in the chocolate, it didn’t quite bake in the same way. You could tell it was different as the consistency of the Terry’s and melted butter was so very runny, whereas the Dark chocolate mixed with the melted butter was thick and delicious. I’m not saying using Terry’s wouldn’t work, but you’d need to use two hole Terry’s in that, and also two Terry’s for the chunks.. so it gets expensive.
This makes 16 Brownies!
– 195g Unsalted Butter
– 195g Dark Chocolate, chopped ip
– 4 Medium/3 Large Eggs
– 275g Caster Sugar
– 90g Plain Flour
– 35g Cocoa Powder
– Zest of 1 Large Orange
– 2x 157g Terry’s Chocolate Orange, chopped up
1) Preheat your oven to 180C/160C Fan and line a 9″ Square baking tray with parchment paper.
2) Melt together the Butter, and Dark Chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of boiling water, on the microwave for 1-2 minutes until melted. Leave to the side to cool to room temperature!
3) Using an electric whisk/stand mixer, whisk together the Eggs & Caster Sugar for a few minutes until the colour has turned pale, is very mousse like, and is double the original volume of the amount of eggs + sugar! You will know its done because when you lift the whisk up out of the mix it should leave a trail for a couple of seconds before disappearing!
4) When whisked, pour the cooled chocolate mix over eggs and fold together carefully. It might take some time, but be patient – you don’t want to knock out the air you made up on the previous step!
5) Once completely combined, sift the cocoa powder and plain flour on top of the chocolate mix, add the orange zest, and then fold together again – still be careful to not knock out the air!
6) Once combined well, fold through the Chocolate Orange Chunks and pour into the prepared tin – bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes! Once baked, leave to cool in the tin completely.
Tips and Ideas
If you can’t find Terry’s Chocolate Orange anywhere, then use the same weight in Milk Chocolate, with zest of another Orange!
Warm these up in the microwave and serve with some ice-cream, a delicious dessert for any occasion!
Depending on your ovens, or how you mixed the brownies up, some can take up to an hour to bake successfully. I’ve never fully understood why, but don’t give up if they’re not done after 30 minutes – cover with foil and continue to bake for longer. I poke a skewer through them and wait till its mostly clean, and the mixture doesn’t wobble in the tin.
These will last in an airtight container for 1-2 weeks!
You can find my other Brownie & Chocolate Orange Recipes on my Recipes Page!
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