Chocolate, Mincemeat & Clementine Brownies

Browns Chocolate, Mincemeat & Clementine Brownies

 

A quick idea that uses one of my favourite combinations – chocolate, mincemeat & Clementine oranges. cranberries also work well in this dish. Use white or dark chocolate – either way these brownies ar delicious.

 

Serves 12

 

 

Ingredients

3 eggs

175g/6oz caster sugar

110g/4oz good quality white or dark chocolate

75g/3oz butter or margarine – softened

150g/6oz Neills self-raising flour for cakes

110g/4oz mincemeat

Rind of 2 clementine oranges

50g/2oz chocolate chips – optional

Cocoa powder or icing sugar for dusting

 

 

 

 

Method

Beat together the eggs and half of the sugar until you have a light creamy mixture. Using a spatula, fold in the remainder of the sugar. Do not over beat the mixture at this stage.

 

Break the chocolate into pieces and melt in a bowl over a pan of warm water. Add the butter to the chocolate and stir until both have completely melted.

 

Add the melted chocolate to the egg mixture and mix. Fold in the Neills self-raising flour , mincemeat & orange rind.

 

A few chocolate chips can be added at this stage to give more texture to the brownies.

 

Transfer the brownie mixture to a lined square 15cm/6 inch tin and bake in the oven @ 180C/gas mark 4 for 25-30 minutes.

 

When cooked and firm, remove from the oven and cool on a tray. Cut into squares and dust with cocoa powder or icing sugar.