Welcome to part three of my jam adventure! (Which has been somewhat delayed after my GBBO baking adventures!) After being sent a batch of jam from Scottish preserves manufacturer Mackays I have so far made a delicious Lemon, Blueberry & Blackberry Swirl Loaf with their Blueberry & Blackcurrant preserve, and Spiced Jammy Flapjacks with their Strawberry Preserve with Champagne. This time it was the turn of their Dundee Orange Marmalade.
I have never been a fan of marmalade, I find it too bitter. So I was determined to find a way to bake with it that was delicious and sweet!
Chocolate and orange are such a great combination of flavours, and using marmalade for the orange flavour of these brownies is a great twist. I started with the marmalade cheesecake element of the brownies by mixing together 15g butter, 85g cream cheese, one jar of Mackays Dundee Orange Marmalade, 115g caster sugar and 1 egg.
To make the chocolate part I used the same recipe from my Speculoos Topped Chocolate Brownies, because frankly, it is the most amazing chocolate brownie recipe ever! I started by melting 225g butter on a low heat. After transferring the melted butter to a mixing bowl, I added 400g caster sugar and mixed until fully combined.
I beat in 3 eggs, one at time and mixing in between, and 2 tsp vanilla extract. Finally I folded in 125g plain flour, 85g cocoa powder, 1/2 tsp baking powder and a pinch of salt. I then poured the mixture into a lined square baking tin.
I poured the marmalade cheesecake mixture over the chocolate mixture and using a knife I swirled the two mixtures together gently.
I baked on 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4 for 30 minutes. It wasn't done, so I turned the oven down to 160C/325F/Gas Mark 3 and baked for a further 30 minutes.
I left it to cool for a while before slicing, these brownies are extremely gooey!! I had some fantastic feedback from my colleagues, I even received phone calls and emails from other departments to let me know how good they were. I was so chuffed! I think this is a really unusual recipe that involves marmalade, and on tasting you may not guess that is what is in the brownies.
Chocolate & Marmalade Cheesecake Brownies
- 240g Butter
- 85g Cream cheese
- 1 jar of Mackays Dundee Orange Marmlade
- 115g Caster sugar
- 4 Egg
- 2 tsp Vanilla extract
- 125g Plain flour
- 85g Cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
- A pinch of Salt
Mix together 15g of the butter, cream cheese, Mackays Dundee Orange Marmalade, 115g of the caster sugar and 1 of the eggsMelt 225g of the butter on a low heat. Transfer to a mixing bowl, add 400g of the caster sugar and mix until fully combinedI beat in the 3 eggs, one at time and mixing in between, and then the vanilla extract. Fold in the plain flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Then pour the mixture into a lined square baking tinPour the marmalade cheesecake mixture over the chocolate mixture and use a knife to swirl the two mixtures together gentlyBake on 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4 for 30 minutes. Turned the oven down to 160C/325F/Gas Mark 3 and bake for a further 30 minutes