Brownies for Grown Ups

    55 min

    These brownies are a must for all chocolate and orange lovers out there. They are made with Grand Marnier, orange zest and lots and lots of chocolate.

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    Makes: 16 brownies

    • 115g plain chocolate
    • 115g butter
    • 175g dark brown soft sugar
    • 150g caster sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 4 tablespoons brandy-based orange liqueur. such as Grand Marnier
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
    • 100g plain flour
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt
    • 70g plain chocolate chips

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour a 20cm square baking tin.
    2. Over low heat, melt chocolate and butter in a medium saucepan. Stir until smooth. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
    3. In a large bowl, beat sugars and eggs until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes with electric mixer. Add melted chocolate, 3 tablespoons of the Grand Marnier, vanilla and the orange zest, mixing until well blended. Mix in the flour, salt and chocolate chips, on low speed if using an electric mixer.
    4. Pour batter into prepared tin. Smooth the top. Bake for 30-35 until sides look done and top feels firm. Inserting a skewer 5cm from centre should come out clean; however, centre will jiggle and look undercooked.
    5. Remove from oven and brush top with the remaining 1 tablespoon Grand Marnier. Cover tin with foil and cool completely. Cut into 5cm squares. Store covered at room temperature or they may be frozen. Defrost covered at room temperature.

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    Reviews in English (39)


    What a fantastic find. I made these with cointreau and they were quite a hit. Totally indulgent and moreish  -  25 Apr 2016


    DELICIOUS! This is a very wet, soft brownie, with the perfect amount of Grand Marnier. I would recommend cutting them into 1-inch squares because they're so rich. HINT: pour the batter into the pan, and then sprinkle the chocolate chips on top of the batter. (Mine sunk to the bottom and melted.)  -  03 Oct 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Delicious recipe! I love orange and chocolate together and this does the trick. A tip for those who mention their chips sank to the bottom: toss the chips in a bit of flour before adding them to whatever you're baking, and they won't sink  -  18 Jun 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)