Seeming as the brownies I made last year for my fiance to take to work for his birthday went down so well, I decided to stick with the brownie again this year! This time I added a little orange zest and juice to make chocolate orange brownies. Happy birthday James!
185g unsalted butter
185g dark chocolate
275g golden caster sugar
Zest of 1 orange
Juice of 1/2 an orange
100g plain flour
45g coco powder
Pre-heat your oven to 160c and line a deep square ovenproof dish with greaseproof paper.
Put the butter and chocolate in a heatproof bowl and melt slowly over a pan of simmering water. Once melted, leave to cool while you do the next step.
Break 3 large eggs into a large bowl and tip in the sugar, zest and juice. Use an electric mixer to whisk the ingredients for about 5 minutes, until it's thick and frothy.
Pour in the chocolate and butter mixture and fold into the mix using a spoon.
Next, sift the flour and coco powder over the mix and fold this in too.
Once it's all combined, pour into your lined dish and bake for 25 minutes. The brownies should still be a little wobbly when you take them out of the oven, so when they firm up as they cool down, they stay a bit gooey. Leave them in the dish to cool completely before cutting them into squares.