Hi everyone and welcome to the final instalment of my Recipe A Day May series! Today’s recipe is a deliciously gooey batch of orange chocolate brownies. I knew I wanted to end this series on something sweet and…unhealthy and I could not be happier with the final result.
Before we get into the recipe I would just like to say, it’s 6pm on May 31st and I have just hit my monthly view target. Not only has this series given me my best month ever, but I’ve also surpassed my previous best month by almost 1500 views so a huge thank you to everyone who has stopped by this month. I’m eternally grateful for the huge amount of support this series has received and all the lovely comments you’ve left (which I’m very sorry I haven’t had time to reply to). Again, thank you. Now, let’s bake!
This recipe sadly does contain gluten, nuts and soy. Although it could be made nut free if you switched the milk. It is however dairy free and vegan, as always.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Serves: 12 brownies
- 175g self-raising four
- 3 tbsp raw cacao
- 175g brown sugar
- Juice and zest of one orange
- ¾ cup almond milk (approximately, have a little extra)
- 100g orange dark chocolate
- 3 drops orange oil or a tsp orange extract
- 4 tbsp sunflower oil
- Preheat oven to 180°c and line a baking tin with greaseproof paper.
- Sieve the flour and cacao powder into a large mixing bowl then stir in the sugar and orange zest.
- Melt the chocolate either in a microwave or in a heatproof bowl over a pan of boiling water then set aside for a few minutes. If you’re using a microwave, check it every 15 seconds to make sure it doesn’t burn.
- Put the orange juice in a measuring cup then top the cup up with almond milk until you have one full cup of liquid in total.
- Stir in the cup of liquid, sunflower oil, orange oil and melted chocolate. Mix thoroughly to combine.
- Pour the brownie batter into the prepared baking tin and place in the oven for 20-25 minutes. When done they should be cooked on the outside and slightly gooey in the centre.
- Leave to cool for 5-10 minutes then place on a wire cooling rack before slicing.
Serve and enjoy!
I’ll be stuffing my face with these this evening. Thank you again for joining me this month. I’ll be back to my regular posting schedule from today so I’ll be back with another recipe on Sunday.
Which recipe has been your favourite this month? I’ll be telling you mine next week.
Until next time,