Today I’ll be showing you how to make a batch of my jaffa cake brownies, I promise these won’t let you down!
The combination of orange and chocolate is an instant winner, that’s a fact. Most people who like chocolate normally like the combination, it just works. I don’t know the science behind the flavour combination but perhaps someone else does?
These brownies are the perfect thing to make if you have a last-minute bake sale or have friends/family coming over, they are quick, easy and can be customised to suit you very easily!
When I’ve spoken to people or had people comment on my previous brownies on YouTube and social media, they always mention how easy they were to make, in comparison to how they were expecting them to be. Brownies aren’t hard to make at all, but finding the right recipe can be a pain in the backside.
You now have the recipe you have been looking for, it’s reliable, quick and very customisable. They are definitely a fudgier brownie, which is the best way to enjoy a brownie personally. If you like a more cakey version, add ½ tsp of baking powder and it will make them a little more to your liking
Anyway, let’s get into making these brownies, shall we?
280g Butter, melted.
450g Granulated white sugar.
180g Plain flour.
2 tsp Vanilla extract.
90g Cocoa powder.
100g Milk chocolate chips.
Start by doing some prep. Weigh up your ingredients into small bowls, preheat your oven to 180˚c/350˚f and line your 9×13-inch baking tray with some parchment/greaseproof paper.
Start your brownies by melting your butter either in a small saucepan over a low/medium heat or in the microwave until its fully melted, either method will work well.
Into the saucepan/bowl melted butter, add the cocoa powder and mix it all together until it’s well combined and smooth in consistency. Transfer the mixture to a bowl if needed.
Once the mixture has cooled down a little, add in all the granulated sugar and mix until they are combined. The texture will change, becoming more granular but this will change later in the recipe.
Add in your eggs, one at a time, beating well in-between each addition. As you incorporate the eggs, the consistency will change to become more liquid-like. Once the eggs have been fully incorporated, add in your vanilla and mix to incorporate.
Into the bowl, add in flour but pass it through a sieve to remove any lumps that may be in the flour. Then give a brief mix and add in the chocolate chips and mix them together until everything is well combined and you can’t see a trace of a single ingredient.
Transfer the brownie batter into your lined 9×13 baking tray and level it out as best you can use a small cranked/offset palette knife (or the back of a spoon will work just as well). Once level, add 10 Jaffa cakes and the zest of one orange onto the top of the brownie batter, then place into the preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes (depending on your oven, seeing as all ovens are different to one another).
Once fully baked, allow to cool down in the baking tray for a while, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.
Once cooled down, cut your brownies into rectangles and enjoy!
So that’s all for this week, I hope you enjoyed this recipe. It’s a pretty quick and easy recipe and perfect for this time of year (especially if the weather is decent), so make this and enjoy the weather with your friends and family. I’ll see you again next week guys!
As always, I’ll leave the YouTube video down below if you’re interested in watching it!