Saturday, October 27, 2007

DECADENT CHOC-ORANGE BROWNIES

Ingredients

250g good quality dark cooking chocolate, roughly chopped

125g butter, cubed

4 eggs

80g castor sugar

80g self-raising flour

1 tbsp Grand Marnier

100g Lindt Orange Chocolate, roughly chopped

METHOD

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
Melt the dark cooking chocolate and butter together, mix them and
allow it to cool slightly.

In a large bowl beat the eggs and castor sugar with an electric mixer
until just combine, then add the flour and chocolate/butter mixture.
Beat for five minutes or until it's thick and pale.

Add teh Grand Marnier and beat it for one more minute then fold in the
chopped orange chocolate using a metal spoon.

Spread the mixture in a 7in x 10 in lined baking tray and bake for
40 to 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.

Let it cool completely before cutting it into squares and storing them in an airtight container.

Now this is delicious but the only trouble is getting all the ingredients together, that is at the same time under one kitchen roof before I eat/drink half/all of them.

Storing them in an airtight container does not work where I am concerned. An underground bunker behind two steel doors with a path littered with landmines would slow me down but not by much.

13 comments:

phil said...

Making choc-orange stuff out of more choc, with a smidgin of orange in it already. Sheer brilliance. Hows doyou come up with such imaginative recipes?

JahTeh said...

The talent is in not hitting the bottle of Grand Marnier until the brownies are in the tin. It's on a par with soaking the fruit for the Christmas cake starting in October and expecting there to be any fruit left by baking time. That had Tia Maria and sweet sherry with a drop of Cognac. I used to make double the quantity, one for the cake and the other for the pudding.

Helen said...

I'm funny about these sorts of recipes - I don't like anything else to get in the way of the chocolate, be it orange or peppermint or whatever! Maybe I'll try this recipe with extra chocolate instead of the orange.

Chocoholic, me.

River said...

Mmmm.......brownies. I make mars bar brownies. Regular brownie recipe with chopped up mars bars mixed in.

Andrew said...

This is low fat then? Slimming?

Brian Hughes said...

I don't reckon much to chocolate. I've seen the way they make it. They take the whole back end of a cow, pulverise it into a pulp, slice it up and stick it into a box and then...oh...wait...no...that's McDonald burgers, isn't it?

Caroline said...

Having made more than fifty batches of brownies in the last six months, I am just about 'over' them.

Sounds like an awful lot of butter you're using there gal!

R.H. said...

I won fifty dollars at Altona bingo yesterday and had two potato cakes four jam and cream scones and a chicken roll. My two lady companions thought that was enough (what a cheek) so I finished off with a bucket of chips. Well the main crowd of old dears there with hubbys in coffins still make a rush for the food counter between sessions, romance is okay but a jam scone is forever. Meanwhile the risque talk out in the annex is terrifying.
That's where I get it from.

JahTeh said...

No Helen this is Lindt orange, all types of goodness.

River, that's disgraceful. Don't you realise you could have brownies and mars bars, two lots of calories to eat separately. You must learn to pace yourself. Lindt chocolate is in a thin block which I can throw down my neck like a sword swallower so that in brownies doesn't really count.

Andrew, how could you question that it's low fat and slimming, you know I'm on a diet. R would just love these.

Centurion Hughes, you're only like that because the Romans didn't have chocolate. How about a batch of stuffed larks tongues then?

Oops Caroline is right, it's 125g of butter, will go and correct. It must have been the drool marks on the page.

Rh, you have money and food, could life be any better. The best thing about being an old lady is a lifetime of risque memories. I'm not good with scones, could sell them to international arms dealers as ammunition.

Maria said...

Oh delicious!

Being a chocolate freak and an orange nut, this sounds just the thing I've been waiting for all me life!

I've tried orange creme caramel, and chocolate slices, and choc fondue, and several types of cake and mousse - now it's time to take the leap ... I've got a Lindt bar sitting right here. Could the timing be better?

JahTeh said...

Go for it Maria, we'd like a critique of the result too.

Mikhela said...

I can't believe you eschew Pavlov's trifle and then post things like this...

JahTeh said...

Mikhela, I confess. I printed out Pav's recipe and fully intend to eat it Christmas Day followed closely by these Brownies on Boxing Day. And plonk, much plonk.