Dark chocolate and orange brownies – Recipe

Dark chocolate and orange brownies – Recipe 1


Use chocolate flavoured with orange, freshly grated zest and a dollop of marmalade for an intense chocolate orange brownie.

200g/7oz dark chocolate with orange, roughly chopped
100g/3½oz dark chocolate, roughly chopped
225g/8oz unsalted butter, diced, plus extra for greasing
25g/1oz cocoa powder
1 tbsp fine-shred orange marmalade
4 medium free-range eggs
200g/7oz soft light brown sugar
175g/6oz golden caster sugar
1 orange, zest finely grated
150g/5½oz plain flour
½ tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
250g/9oz dark chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 170C/150C Fan/Gas 3. Grease and line the base and sides of a 30 x 20 x 4cm/12 x 8 x 1½in baking tin with a large sheet of baking paper.

Combine the dark chocolate, orange-flavoured dark chocolate, diced butter and cocoa powder in a medium heat-proof bowl, and set the bowl over a pan of simmering water, stirring from time to time. When the mixture has melted, add the orange marmalade and mix everything together. Remove from the heat and leave to cool for 3–4 minutes.

Combine the eggs and both sugars in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, and whisk on medium speed for about 3 minutes until well-aerated and pale. Add the melted chocolate mixture and orange zest, and whisk again until just combined. Sift the flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt into the bowl and fold in using a rubber spatula until almost smooth. Add the chocolate chips and continue folding in until thoroughly combined.

Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin, spread level and bake on the middle shelf of the preheated oven for 30–35 minutes, or until the top is lightly risen and starting to crack. Remove from the oven and leave to cool completely before cutting into squares.

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