Brownies – what’s not to like?

Marmalade Brownies

Brownies – what’s not to like?

After last week’s healthy lunchbox treats, I thought you might like something rather indulgent this week. As regular readers know, I love chocolate, and with Chocolate Week approaching (15-21 October in case you were wondering, but more of that in a future edition) I thought this recipe was perfect. Brownies are always popular and Bonne Maman has come up with a really easy and delicious recipe. If using for a school packed lunch, don’t use nuts, but you could substitute with pieces of mixed peel or dried fruit. To be honest, you could also play around with different types of marmalade (the company also does Sweet Orange and Tangy Mandarin) or jams – the scope is endless.

And as it is that time of year when we are all busy making chutney and jams, the jars with their distinctive red and white checked lids are great to reuse for homemade preserves afterwards.

There are lots more recipes on the website Bonne Maman

Marmalade brownies (serves 12)

Prep Time – 15 minutes, Cooking Time – 35 minutes


100g butter, plus a little extra to grease 3 eggs
150g light muscovado sugar
150g dark chocolate

100g self-raising flour sifted
25g walnuts, chopped
3tbsp Bonne Maman Bitter Orange Marmalade


1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4 and grease and line a shallow, square cake tin. Using an electric hand whisk, beat the eggs and sugar together in a bowl.

Melt the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water. Stir into the egg and sugar mixture. Add the flour, nuts, and marmalade and stir again.

Pour into the prepared tin and bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes. Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Cut into squares before serving. 

Mrs Foodie

Twickenham Tribune