Divine chocolate brownie

Divine Chocolate and Pecan Nut Brownie Recipe

Everyone needs comfort food from time to time; this divine recipe is a little treat to brighten up your day. This scrumptious brownie recipe is tasty, rich and moist. They’re great as a snack or dessert, on their own, topped with ice cream, etc, the possibilities are endless!  This recipe should make nine big brownies or sixteen smaller brownies.

You Will Need:

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Before you begin:

  • Make sure your oven is pre-heated to 170°C / 325°F / Gas Mark 3.
  • Use butter to grease a 23cm / 9inch shallow cake tin.

How to make your brownies:

  • Step One: Add the butter and chocolate to a pan and gently heat, using a wooden spoon stir until melted.
  • Step Two: Remove from heat, cool a few minutes.
  • Step Three: While the above mixture is cooling, put the sugar and eggs in a large bowl and whisk. Use a hand-held electric mixer and keep whisking until shiny and light. This should take approximately five minutes.
  • Step Four: Add the first chocolate mixture to the whisked mixture; tenderly stir in the chocolate mixture using a large metal spoon.
  • Step Five: Sieve in the baking powder and flour; fold in alongside the chopped pecan nuts.
  • Step Six: Have a tin ready and pour the mixture into the tin. Then bake for 40 to 45 minutes until its firm.
  • Step Seven: Place a fine skewer into the middle of the cake, you should see a few crumbs sticking to the skewer. This is to test if the cake is cooked or not.
  • Step Eight: Put the tin containing the cake on a wire rack to cool for about an hour then cut into squares. Remove from tin and allow the individual brownies to fully cool on the rack.
  • Step Nine: Enjoy your tasty treats!

Have you tried this recipe before? If not, give it a go and let us know what you think!

 

(Original Recipe: Created by Sue Ashworth for the Divine Blog)

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