As part of my fundraising for my volunteering project with ASOS and their Give A Week Away program, I’m holding a Halloween bake sale. If you haven’t heard about my volunteering efforts, I’m going to India in January to help Udayan Care – a charity set up to home, educate and love abandoned and orphaned children. ASOS have paid for my flights, accommodations and other travel expenses, but I’ve set myself the challenge of raising £700 to give to Udayan Care when I’m there. I’d absolutely love it if you could donate! It would honestly mean the world to me. I’ve never done anything like this before!
One of the recipes I’ve decide to make for my Halloween bake sale, are chocolate orange brownies, and I spent this weekend practicing. I haven’t baked in so long, but I actually used to make cupcakes and other sweet treats regularly. You may remember my recipes.
Ingredients: (Makes 12)
- 200g dark chocolate
- 175g unsalted butter
- 325g caster sugar
- 130g plain flour
- 3 eggs
- 1 orange zest
- Terry’s Chocolate Orange pieces (or similar)
- Preheat the oven to 170°C. Line a deep baking tray (20 x 30 x 5cm) with baking paper.
- Fill a saucepan with a little water, and bring to a simmer. Place a heatproof bowl over top and add the dark chocolate (breaking it up as you go), Terry’s Chocolate Orange pieces (as little or as much as you like) and the butter.
- Leave until melted and smooth, stirring occasionally, and then remove from the heat.
- Add the sugar and flour and mix together.
- Finally, stir in the eggs and the zest of 1 orange, and mix until thick and smooth.
- Spoon the mixture into the prepared baking tray, and bake in the preheated oven for 30 – 35 minutes. The ideal brownie should be flaky on top but still soft in the middle. (Be careful not to overcook otherwise the edges will become hard and crunchy).