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Posted on December 22, 2017 by Christine Crosby in Annabel Karmel, brownies, chocolate, grandkids, orange

Yummy Brownies for the G-Kids

Chocolate Orange Brownies

I’ve discovered a fun cookbook for g-kids. My Favorite Recipes book by Annabel Karmel. It’s an easy to use, stand up flip-over book. The paper is smooth and glossy so if you spill on it; wipes right off.

The G-kids are going to love making and munching on these rich chocolate brownies. With the step-by-step picture recipe, they can follow the recipe easily and make these tasty treats with hardly any help at all.

This recipe uses orange juice and zest to make the brownies extra tasty.

Mixing it with melted dark and white chocolate makes these brownies dense and delicious.

Just 20 mins to prepare and 35 mins to cook. Perfect served warm for dessert or as an afternoon treat.


  • 225g butter
  • 275g soft light brown sugar
  • 200g dark chocolate
  • Zest of 1 large orange
  • Juice of ½ orange
  • 4 eggs
  • 1tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Large pinch of salt
  • 110g plain flour
  • 30g cocoa powder
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 110g white chocolate chips or chopped white chocolate

Step 1

  • Preheat the oven to 180ºC/ 350ºF/Gas 4. Line a 20 cm (8 in) square cake tin with baking parchment.

browniesStep 2

  • Put the butter, sugar, and dark chocolate in a large heatproof bowl. Set it over a saucepan of warm water.

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  • Let the butter and chocolate melt, stirring occasionally. Remove the bowl from the saucepan and leave to cool.

Step 4

  • Prepare the orange zest and juice. Then whisk these together with the eggs, vanilla, and salt until combined.

browniesStep 5

  • Whisk the orange and egg mixture into the cooled melted chocolate.

browniesStep 6

  • Sift the flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder onto the chocolate mixture and fold it in.

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  • Now add the white chocolate chips and fold these in too.

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  • Pour into the prepared tin. Bake for 30 minutes if you want fudgy brownies or for 35 minutes for cakey brownies.



Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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