Recipe: Orange & Fig Brownies

A delicious, sophisticated and simple brownie recipe that will wow everyone.  If you are not fond of orange or figs, you can use this as a base recipe and add other ingredients of your choice…

What You Need:

Base recipe: 

  • 85g Unsweetened chocolate, roughly chopped (we used 85% dark chocolate)
  • 115g Unsalted butter
  • 150g Granulated sugar (we used half white/half brown sugar)
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 Teaspoon flaky sea salt
  • 85g Flour
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Manual or electric whisker
  • Square baking tray

Added ingredients:

  • 2 Big or 4 small ripe figs
  • 1/2 Cup of orange juice
  • Zest of 1 unwaxed orange  


Step One
Preheat the oven at 180ºC. 

Step Two
Melt the chocolate and the butter in a bowl over simmering water. Once they have melted completely, leave to cool for a few minutes.  

Step Three
Add the sugar and whisk together well.  

Step Four
Add the eggs, one at a time, and whisk.

Step Five
Throw in the orange juice, the orange zest, the vanilla extract and the salt.

Step Six
Now add the flour and gently fold it in with a wooden spoon – be careful not to over-mix. 


Step Seven
When it is all mixed, add the figs (you can scoop them out with a spoon and squash them gently before you add them). 

Step Eight
Using a piece of baking paper, cover your baking tray and grease it with butter. 

Step Nine
Pour the brownie mixture into the tray and place in the oven for 30 minutes. Stick a knife in, if it comes out clean, the brownies are ready! If you prefer a slightly more gooey brownie, leave in for a little less. 


You can of course accompany your brownies with ice cream, Greek yoghurt or eat them on their own. You’ll love them!

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