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Chocolate Orange Cake

Chocolate Orange Cake

Adapted from Deliciousmagazine

250g chocolate biscuits, crushed
75g unsalted butter
2 tsp instant coffee
400g plain dark chocolate
2 tsp brandy
250g plain marshmallows
550ml cream

Bitter-orange sauce
200g caster sugar
Zest of 1 orange, thinly sliced
2 tbs Grand Marnier or brandy

Line the base of a round 23cm spring-form pan with non-stick baking paper.
Place biscuits in a bowl. Melt butter and cool slightly then pour over biscuits. Stir to combine then press into base of the pan until flat. Refrigerate.
Dissolve the coffee with 1 tablespoon of boiling water and place in a bowl with the chocolate and brandy. Melt over a saucepan of simmering water, then set aside to cool.

Meanwhile, place the marshmallows in a saucepan with 100ml of the cream and cook over very low heat, stirring, until mixture is smooth.
Beat remaining cream until lightly whipped and use a metal spoon to fold together with the marshmallow and chocolate mixtures until combined. Pour over biscuit base and return to fridge for at least 4 hours to set.

To make the orange sauce, place the sugar and 75ml water in a saucepan and stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves; do not stir after this stage. Cook until mixture is a light toffee colour. Remove from heat and carefully add 100ml boiling water and the orange zest. Cook for 5 minutes until thickened slightly. Stir in the Grand marnier.

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Macadamia Brownies



120grams-unsalted butter
90grams all purpose flour
150grams-unsweetened chocolate, chopped
70grams semisweet chocolate, chopped
50grams sugar
2 large eggs
Pinch a salt
3/4 cup macadamia nuts chopped

Preheat the oven at 350 degrees. grease and butter 9inch
baking pan, Sift the flour and salt together and set aside.

Place the butter, unsweetened and semisweet chocolate in double boiled, stir to ensure all chocolate and butter is melts and mixture is smooth.

In large bowl, beat the eggs and sugar together till fluffy
Beat the melted chocolate mixture in gently using a whisk, add flour and stir until just incorporated, coarsely chop up macadamia nuts and mix in.
Pour batter into buttered baking pan and bake for 30minutes
Remove from the oven and let the brownies cool completely.