What better way to kick-start the festive season than with a festive recipe? Actually, what better way to kick-start it than with a chocolate festive recipe. Terry’s Chocolate Orange is a staple of Christmas in my house, and when it’s added to a classic brownie recipe, it’s fair to say you got yourself a little slice a’ heaven.
You know I love me a quick and easy recipe and this one doesn’t disappoint, but before we get into how to create this gorgeous chocolate creation, can I draw your attention to my new gold cutlery set from Cox & Cox? I’ve been lusting after a set like this for over a year, so when I finally managed to get my hands on one, I knew it was not only the perfect table setting addition, but it would look ever so stylish in blog posts like this one.
Now as I’m sat eating my fifty-fourth slice of Chocolate Orange Brownie, I can tell you this recipe is delicious. Gooey, but not too gooey. Orangey, but not too orangey. One thing I will say is, don’t worry about timings because the recipe I followed said 30 mins to be fully cooked but my fan oven did it in 25 mins. Just keep an eye on it after 20 mins and once it’s firm in the tin, and a skewer is clean once you’ve checked the centre, you’re done.
195g Unsalted Butter
195g Dark Chocolate
4 Medium Eggs
275g Caster Sugar
90g Plain Flour
30g Cocoa Powder
Zest of 1 Large Orange
2x Terry’s Chocolate Orange (or Aldi’s own version for a cheeky price swap)
1. Break the dark chocolate up and melt in a bowl with the butter over a pan with boiling water in. Alternatively, blast in the microwave for a minute at a time to check the consistency. Once fully melted and mixed, leave to one side to cool.
2. Combine the eggs and caster sugar and whisk until pale and mousse-like. Fold in the cooled chocolate mixture. Make sure not to stir it as you need as little air as possible.
3. Sieve in the flour and cocoa powder careful, making sure to again, fold it gently. Add the orange zest and finally add the Terry’s Chocolate Orange, which should be chopped into chunks.
4. Cook in a 9″ baking tin or glass dish for 25 minutes, give or take, at 180 degrees/gas mark 5.
5. Once cooked, leave to cool and cut into slices with an Orange mini-segment on top to serve.
Voila, a gorgeous Christmas baking treat to enjoy with friends, family, or like me, by yourself with two cats #allaboutthesinglelife. Why not serve warm with ice cream, or perhaps some brandy sauce over? Excuse me while I go cut my fifty-fifth slice off. Here’s to a very merry, podgy Christmas.
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