I made these brownies for the first time yesterday and they are sooooo good (though I say so myself). I based it on the @janespatisserie triple chocolate brownie recipe, but like everything I make at the moment I had to give it a festive twist.
Nothing says Xmas like a Terry's Chocolate Orange!
Jane talks about the most important step in brownie making being the whisking of the sugar and eggs, basically do it for ages to get maximum amount of air into the mix and then be very careful not to lose the air when folding the other ingredients.
As Jane is the baking goddess I took this very literally and whisked for 20 minutes. IT WAS WORTH IT. The squidgiest brownies you have ever eaten I promise.
150g dark chocolate
200g unsalted butter
50g dark chocolate orange
3 large or 4 medium eggs
275g caster sugar
90g plain flour
35g cocoa powder
100g dark chocolate orange
100g milk chocolate
zest of one orange.
Recipe with my edits below:
Melt 150g dark chocolate, 200g unsalted butter and 50g dark chocolate orange over a pan of boiling water then set aside to cool
Whisk 3 large or 4 medium eggs with 275g caster sugar using an electric hand mixer until pale and the mix has at least doubled in size. This did take me 20 mins, I didn’t have the whisk on full power for about 15 of those minutes though so it should be quicker for you.
VERY carefully fold in the cooled chocolate mix, you want to keep the air you’ve just created. Then sift in 90g plain flour and 35g cocoa powder and do the same.
Finally fold in your chocolate chunks: I used 100g dark chocolate orange and 100g milk. I wanted to use the white chocolate one too but it seems they are like gold dust and Amazon are charging £10 for 2! So I used normal white chocolate. Also added the zest of one orange.
Transferred to a prepped tin to bake for 25 mins. When you take it out the edges should be firmer but the middle should still wobble. When they’re almost cool, squish in some more chocolate orange segments. Make sure it’s fully cooled before slicing.
@woodhillkichen began in June 2020 after deciding I could not take one more picture of my food to sit on my camera roll unseen by the world. Be it home cooked or eating out, there’s nothing I find more satisfying than good food and getting the perfect pic!
Despite still working through lockdown, quieter weekends gave me the chance to experiment with new recipes and spend a little more time in the @woodhillkichen.
Proving vegetables don’t need to be boring and that cake is ALWAYS a good idea is my goal and I hope to encourage people to love their leftovers, shop small and support local businesses!