Chilli, Orange and White Chocolate Brownies

, from Issue #86. September, 2019
Chilli, Orange and White Chocolate Brownies

These brownies are outrageously addictive with their sneaky, surprise hit of chilli heat.


350 grams dark chocolate (70 per cent cocoa solids), cut into chunks
350 grams butter
6 eggs
2¼ cups caster sugar
1⅔ cups plain flour
1 cup Dutch dark cocoa powder
150 grams white chocolate, roughly chopped
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon chilli powder
​finely grated zest 1 orange

Equipment: Line a 31cm x 22cm deep baking tin (or equivalent size) with baking paper


Preheat the oven to 175°C.

Place the dark chocolate and butter in a microwave-proof jug or bowl. Heat in 30-second bursts in the microwave on low heat, stirring in between, until smooth and melted.

Beat the eggs and caster sugar together in a bowl until pale and creamy. Stir in the chocolate mixture. Sift in the flour and cocoa powder and stir to combine. Mix through the white chocolate, cinnamon, chilli powder and orange zest.

Pour the mixture into the prepared baking tin. Bake for 40-45 minutes until cooked through. Cool in the tin before cutting. Makes 30 bite-sized pieces