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.