December 1st has finally arrived which means only one thing….Christmas Baking! To kick off the month I have whipped up a beautiful brownie recipe using my favourite Christmas treat, Terry’s Chocolate Orange.
Fudgy rich brownies packed full of chocolate orange chunks, smothered with melted chocolate and decorated with Christmas sprinkles. Now if that doesn’t sound good then I don’t know what will!
This recipe is super easy, quick and ever so rewarding. So bake up a storm this festive season and start with these delicious brownies!
Ingredients (makes 12 brownies)
150g unsalted butter (at room temp)
170g 70% dark chocolate
225g caster sugar
2 medium eggs (at room temp)
150g self-raising flour
280g Terry’s Chocolate Orange chopped into small chunks (I bought two bags of the Terry’s mini chocolate segments)
Preheat the oven to 180°C. Lightly grease and base line a 23cm square tin.
Gently melt the butter and chocolate in a bowl over a pan of water at a low heat. Once melted leave on the side to cool.
In a separate bowl whisk together the sugar and eggs. Now pour in the cooled chocolate mixture and the flour and stir until just combined. Finally fold in 200g of chocolate chunks until you have a thick brownie batter. Now pour the mixture into the prepared tin and smooth it out with a knife.
Bake for 25-30 minutes until the top is starting to crack. (Depending on your oven they may take a bit longer, test the brownies by inserting a knife into the middle and if it comes out covered in chocolate put them back in. If the knife comes out almost clear and the top of the brownies are cracking then remove from the oven and leave to cool- brownies will continue to cook a little as they cool). Leave to cool completely before cutting into 12 brownies.
Melt the remaining 80g of chocolate chunks in the microwave in 10 second blasts until smooth. Spread the melted chocolate over the top of each brownie and decorate with your favourite Christmas sprinkles.