Brownies are traditional North-American tray-baked cakes: always moist in texture, usually with chocolate and pecan nuts.

Brownies should still be soft in the middle, so need to be slightly undercooked.
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Last modified on: March 8th 2020

For 1 kg 400 g, you will need:

Change those ingredients for: 700 g 1 kg 400 g 2 kg 800 g 4 kg 200 g

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Keeping: A few days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
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Stage 1 - 5 min.
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Preheat the oven to 180°C (360°F).

Toast 200 g pecan nuts: spread them out on a baking sheet and put in the oven for 5 minutes.

Set aside, and leave the oven on.

Stage 2 - 2 min.
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Put 300 g chocolate et 300 g butter into a bowl.

Stage 3 - 10 min.
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Melt over a bain-marieor in the microwave on low power.

Set aside.

Stage 4 - 2 min.
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Put 200 g egg and 240 g brown sugar into a bowl and mix well.

Stage 5 - 2 min.
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Add the egg and sugar mixture to the chocolate.

Beat together by hand until thoroughly mixed.

Stage 6 - 2 min.
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Add 200 g flour, then the toasted pecan nuts.

Stage 7 - 3 min.
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Sit an 8-inch (20 cm) square tin, mould or ring on a sheet of cooking parchment, laid on a baking sheet.

Stage 8 - 2 min.
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Pour in the mixture.

Stage 9 - 3 min.
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Bake for 20-30 minutes, checking the cooking frequently. Brownies should stay soft, so it is important not to overcook.

Stage 10 - 3 min.
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Turn out when cold and cut in portions, if you wish.

Stage 11
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You can serve brownies with real custard (crème anglaise) a little whipped cream, a scoop of vanilla ice cream or something more adventurous, like fresh mint ice-cream.


If you don't have pecan nuts, walnuts will work just fine.

For an extra-delicious brownie, you can caramelize the pecan nuts (Jeremy's idea).

For a brownie with a more 'cereal' texture, add 50g rolled oats to the mixture. If possible, toast these like the nuts.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
7,181 Kcal or 30,065 Kj71 gr606 gr497 gr
359 %27 %57 %75 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
499 Kcal or 2,089 Kj5 gr42 gr35 gr
25 %2 %4 %5 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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