I got a great response on Twitter when I mentioned that I was going to be baking a personal favourite of mine; chocolate orange brownies, for my works' Macmillan Coffee Morning this week. We held our coffee morning on Thursday rather than Friday as most of the reporters (I work for a local newspaper) are out of the office on a Friday.
Anyway, boring-ness aside, we raised over £300 through sealed bids for amazing prizes, a tombola, a raffle, donations and lots of yummy cakes available to purchase, and I had a wonderful time! I even won a Yankee candle, some Nails Inc polishes, a bottle of white wine and a box of Malteasers... everything you'd ever need for the perfect girls night!
So, after the great response and lots of requests for me to share my brownie recipe, here goes!
I used a recipe from BBC Good Food's website, but adapted it slightly.
200g chocolate (I used Cadbury's Dairy Milk),
Grated zest of 1 large orange,
350g caster sugar,
100g plain flour,
50g cocoa powder (I used Cadbury's hot chocolate powder),
Juice from 1/2 large orange,
120g Terry's chocolate orange (equivalent of 3 bars),
Cocoa powder to dust
1. Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees,
2. Melt the butter, chocolate (not the Terry's!) and orange zest over a low heat,
3. Leave to cool whilst you mix sugar and butter until fluffy,
4. Sift in the flour and cocoa butter in with the sugary-buttery mixture,
5. Stir in the melted chocolate mixture
6. Add the chunks of Terry's and the orange juice,
7. Pour the mixture into a greased baking tin/tray,
8. Bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes,
9. Best served warm with ice-cream.