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

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For 1 kg 400 g, you will need:

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Stage 1 - 5 min.
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.
Put 300 g dark chocolate et 300 g butter into a bowl.

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

Set aside.

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

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

Beat together by hand until thoroughly mixed.

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

Stage 7 - 3 min.
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.
Pour in the mixture.

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

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

Stage 11
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.
A few days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
Home made.
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).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Nuts, Milk, Egg, Gluten
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  • For 1 kg 400 g : 9.44 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Dark chocolateDark chocolate: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Flaky brownie brioche, Chocolate eclairs, Chocolate mendiants, "BN style" chocolate-filled biscuits, Mousse with two chocolates, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Potatoes with bacon and herbs, Spinach and Comté Loaf, Flognarde, Curried prawn risotto, Cigarettes Russes (Piroulines), ... All
Brown sugarBrown sugar: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Quince and apple compote, Mojito peaches, Soft apple cookies, Caribbean upside-down cake, Craquelin (sweet cracker dough), ... All
FlourFlour: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Oatmeal cake, Bechamel sauce, Aperitif rolls, Panettone, Arizona cupcakes, ... All
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