Oh HELLO you chocolatey heavenly pieces of goo. Yes, you Mrs Brownie, and all your irresistible chunks (weird yet?). If there is one thing that I enjoy more when I’m wallowing in self-pity than baking, it’s baking with chocolate.
In this case, I’m feeling pureety low about life. I’m currently searching for work, and have been for a while now. It’s one of the most disheartening things, having to wait and wait and wait, to see if you’ve been liked enough for an interview or rejected like so many more before me.
I’ve actually, technically, been given a job. Three weeks ago I received the beeeeest phone call, telling me I was successful and after a few preliminary checks with references and the like, I’ll be given a start date. But have I been given one? No. Cue many hours of frustration, boredom, and hating on employers.
As well as that, I’ve decided to start therapy again to work on my OCD and anxiety. I went for a brief period last year, but as it was only a short course available from the NHS, it soon ended quickly, I lost my enthusiasm to combat the nasty thoughts in my head and now I’m back at square one.
My first appointment with a new CBT therapist (that’s cognitive behavioural therapy) was supposed to be this morning, but they went and cancelled it due to ‘unforeseen circumstances’. How lovely of them.
So as you can imagine, I am a little bit FED UP and was desperately in need of something naughty and delicious. Hence- my double chocolate orange brownies -mmmmm mm 🙂
If you want to also experience complete ecstasy in chocolate form then the ingredients are as follows-
-200g good quality dark choc
-zest 1 large orange
-100g plain flour
-4 large eggs
-320g caster sugar
-50g cocoa powder
-anything you like to top it off! Chopped nuts, white chocolate, honeycomb… Today I used desiccated coconut 🙂
1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees, line a baking tin with parchment.
2. Put butter, chopped up chocolate and orange zest in a small saucepan, on medium heat. Take care not to burn it!
3. Once melted, take off heat. Whisk eggs and sugar together and combine with chocolate mixture.
4. Sieve flour and cocoa into the mixture.
5. Place in oven and cook for 30-40 mins. Voila!
P.s. Goes down really well with a big glass of milk. Tasty tasty stuff.