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Spicy Orange Brownies

Have been so busy this weekend catching up with house stuff and more importantly our allotment that I haven’t had much time for cooking fun stuff. By this evening though, I was beginning to suffer from chocolate withdrawal. I needed something fast. Having recently been tempted by Tinned Tomatoes’ post on brownies, I had those very much in mind. However, as usual I went off on a tangent and ended up making these instead.

This is what I did:
  • Melted 100g butter with 100g spicy orange dark chocolate (Maya Gold) and 150g muscovado sugar in a pan.
  • Beat in 2 eggs.
  • Stirred in 75g wholemeal flour, 1 tsp cinnamon and a pinch of salt. (I sometimes make these with 50g wholemeal flour and 25g ground almonds).
  • Poured into a 7″ x 9″ tin and baked at 180C for 12 mins.
Quick and easy, all in one pan and delicious to boot!
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  1. Kath

    25th January 2010 at 10:33 am

    Yum they look great. I made brownies for Sunday lunch pudding, along with a very tasty brioche bread pudding. You can see what my focus for the sunday lunch is – dessert!

  2. nic @ nip it in the bud

    25th January 2010 at 5:04 pm

    they look divine. such a shame I’m off sugar and flour. Can you bottle up the chocolatey orange scents wafting round your kitchen and send it to me?


    26th January 2010 at 5:58 am

    They look so good and moist!!

  4. Jacqueline

    26th January 2010 at 2:42 pm

    These sound even better than mine. Mayan gold is my favourite chocolate. Yum! I am bookmarking this recipe 🙂

  5. Lucie

    26th January 2010 at 9:56 pm

    oooohh these look so tempting, I love the chocolate and orange combination

  6. Pam

    26th January 2010 at 11:01 pm

    My daughter and husband loves chocolate with orange – I’ll be sure to make these brownies some time.

  7. Celia

    27th January 2010 at 5:30 am

    So easy! Are they as wickedly oozingly rich as they look? I can almost smell the orange through the screen… 🙂

  8. Suelle

    27th January 2010 at 7:36 am

    These look good, but after several attempts to use it in baking, I have to say that I don’t like the Maya Gold chocolate in baked goods. I love eating it so I’m not sure what goes wrong with the flavour (for me) when it’s baked into cakes.

  9. somesaycocoa

    27th January 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Hmmmm Maya Gold is fab but I overdosed on it a while back and haven’t gone near it since. Maybe it’s time to revisit that flavor combo.

  10. Choclette

    30th January 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Kath – Your a woman after my own heart – two puddings – yum!

    Nic – How about honey?

    Sweet Soul Creation – these were really very very good.

    Jacquline – I was feeling inspired that day – although I blame you for my sudden rash of brownie making.

    Lucie – the trouble with chocolate is it goes well with so many things. Haven’t worked out if this is a good or a bad thing yet!

    Pam – If you ever do make them, would be interested to hear how they went.

    Celia – wicked? Completely.

    Suelle – have you tried other orange spicy chocolate? I occasionally use the co-op’s fair trade one which I think works well.

    Somesaycocoa – know what you mean. I think I’ve just overdosed on cake this weekend – savoury is what I’m craving. I know it won’t last though.


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