Dark Chocolate and Pecan Brownies

Dark chocolate and Pecan Brownies

 

If I’m completely honest, these brownies were my best EVER! I didn’t think I’d ever be able to beat my stuffed cookie brownies but these were on another level.  I tweaked my usual recipe a little and boom, a taste explosion in the mouth.  The pecans added a bit of texture, the centre was fudgy and gooey and the top was crunchy.  Perfection in a square.

To make these little squares of awesomeness you will need:

 

350g 70% Dark Chocolate, broken into pieces

250g Unsalted butter

3 large eggs

250g  dark muscovado sugar

50g  plain flour

1tsp baking powder

75g pecan nuts, chopped

Put the chocolate and butter into a pan and heat gently until melted. Remove from the heat and cool for a few minutes.

While your chocolate mixture is cooling, whisk the eggs and sugar together in a large bowl until light and glossy, you mind find this process easier if you use a hand mixer.

Add the melted chocolate mixture to the egg mixture, stirring it in gently with a large spoon.

Sift in the flour and baking powder and fold in with the pecan nuts.

Tip the mixture into a greased and lined  baking tin and bake until firm. I test by inserting a skewer into the middle of the brownies, if it comes out clean I know they are usually done.-

Place the tin on a wire rack and cool then cut the brownies into squares, remove from the tin and cool completely on the rack.

You should get 8 or 9 decent sized brownies from this mixture, of course this depends on the size and depth of the baking tin you are using.

 

 



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