Thursday, 21 February 2013

A recipe from me

For years in our house after Christmas there was always chocolates left in the tin.  The same chocolate, the chocolate orange or orange creme.  I have found a use for them that has yet to be refused.

Chocolate Orange Brownies

they are the scrummiest things I've come up with in a while. The fact that I enjoy eating them is testament to how good they are cause i detest chocolate orange.

right the recipe, I have a huge brownie pan so i doubled the recipe so if yours looks a little lacking this is why.

what you'll need
christmas chocolates unwrapped i used orange cremes
enough dark chocolate to make up to 100g when included with your christmas chocolates
150g dark brown sugar
150g light borwn sugar
3 large eggs
130g plain flour (for extra chocolateyness take a few tablespoons of flour out and put cocoa powder in)

a glass bowl
small saucepan with water
2 large mixing bowls
brownie or deep baking tin

  • weigh your christmas chocolates, adding any extra chocolate until it weighs 100g

i had 7 chocs weighing 82g, i added a few squares of plain chocolate 

  • measure out the butter into the same bowl and place the bowl on the saucepan over a medium heat.  Make sure the water doesn't touch the bottom of the bowl.

  • While the chocolate and butter melts I heat the oven to 160C (fan) and line and butter the tin.
  • When the mix is mixed and melted remove from the heat and allow to cool.

  • in a one of the large mixing bowls (i use a large jug as it's easier) measure out the sugar, and add the chocolate mix.

and mix throughly until smooth and glossy and leave to cool further

  • When the chocolate mix is cooled add the eggs and mix again and till completely combined.  you'll end up with a glossy but granular mix.

  • In the 2nd mixing bowl measure out the flour and pour in the chocolate mix.  Stir carefully until combined.  

  • when all mixed pour into your lined tin  and pop in the oven.  I dont have an exact length of time for baking as its easier to work by eye.  The top of the brownies should be slightly crisp.  A good brownie should be slightly soft in the middle.

Here's mine fresh from the oven.  Allow it to cool for a little while before cutting it into slices.  I got 16 slices from my large tin.

and here's a slice :)

If you enjoyed it please let me know.

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