I myself was requested to make brownies for a boxing day party. I decided to make them 'christmas-y' by adding the chocolate orange and was very happy indeed to find them by one get one free. One for the brownies one for me! I used a white chocolate orange for a nice contrast but use any variety you like.
A low oven really does make for the best fudgey brownies. My parents oven is not like my crazy super hot oven and resulted in the best brownies I have made for a long time. I will be turning my oven down even further when I go back home.
Chocolate orange brownies
200g dark chocolate
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
tablespoon strong coffee
300g caster sugar
115g plain flour
15g cocoa powder
1 chocolate orange, each segment broken into 3
Preheat the oven to 170oC/fan 150oC and line you brownie pan with baking parchment.
Melt the chocolate and butter until smooth (I did this in a bowl over a pan of barely simmering water).
Once melted, remove the butter chocolate mix from the heat and stir in the sugar, vanilla and coffee until fully incorporated.
Add the flour and cocoa powder to the bowl and mix until combined.
Beat the eggs lightly with a fork and add to the bowl, mix until smooth and then finally stir through the chocolate orange.
Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and cook for 30-35 minutes until lightly flaky ontop but not overcooked.
Leave to cool in the pan then cut into chunks