The taste of zesty orange moving around in layers of velvety chocolate and popping sweets jumping around in a single mouthful of creamy brownie: the stairway to Paradise.
And in case you were wondering where to find something as delicious as this, the answer is simple: in your own kitchen. A very simple recipe, with few and common ingredients, can be your go-to dessert in any kind of social occasion, whether a get-together with all of your friends, staying in for a movie marathon or trying to impress the mother-in-law. Most of the ingredients you need are probably already in your cupboard, but just to be on the safe side, here’s a checklist.
1) 75g of cocoa
2) 200g of sugar
3) 95g of flour
4) 115g of butter
5) 100g of double cream
6) 2 eggs
7) vanilla extract
9) 150g of chocolate Orange
10) Baking soda/powder
1. First step – Melt the butter
Put your butter into a microwaveable bowl and snatch it in the microwave for 30 seconds up to a minute and then in small pulses until it’s completely melted. Then put it into a heat-resistant bowl. After that, add the sugar and cocoa and mix.
2. Step two- Whisk vanilla and eggs
You need to whisk in the vanilla and the eggs, one at a time, until they’re fully incorporated and the mixture has a very glossy sheen to it. After that add 60g of the double cream.
3. Step three– Merge everything
Add the flour and your raising agent of choice (baking soda or baking powder) and mix until they are fully incorporated as well. After that, pop half of the chocolate chips and give it a swirl to mix the chips around evenly.
4. Step four– Prepare the pan
Put some tinfoil on the tray and then grease it up with melted butter, to ensure that the brownie won’t stick to it once you’re going to try and lift it.
5. Step five- It’s baking time!
Put the tray in the already preheated oven ( 180 degrees Celsius) and let it there for about 25-30 minutes. To test if they are ready, put a fork through the batter. The trick is to not have the fork come out entirely clean, but to have some gluey bits stick to it.
6. Step six- Making Chocolate Orange Ganache
While they are in the oven, bring out the chocolate and chop it up in a microwaveable bowl. For this recipe, the Orange Chocolate is probably the best choice, but if you fail to find that, try adding either some orange essence to the chocolate or some orange zest+juice to spice it up. Pour the remaining double cream on top and put them in the microwave for 45 seconds. Get them out and mix until you get a very glossy and shiny cream. Congratulations, you’ve made Chocolate Orange Ganache!
7. Step seven- Finishing part
Now, it’s time to assemble the masterpiece. Get the brownie out of the oven and pour the very dense ganache on top of it, helping yourself with a knife to spread it to all the corners. Sprinkle it with the remaining chocolate chips and the popping candy for an extra effect!
8. Put in the fridge to harden!
9. Cut and enjoy!
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