Chocolate pecan brownies

Here's a trusted brownie recipe that always works. It's made with an intense bittersweet chocolate and roasted pecans to create a full-bodied taste. This recipe will give you the desired dense texture you'd expect from a brownie. The caramel and ice cream create a delightful contrast and turn it into a complete dessert. The brownie can also be sold separately on a bakery counter.

Recipe

Created by
  • Alexandre Bourdeaux - Ambassador Chocolate Academy Benelux
  • Charles Nouwen - Global Director Product Exploration & Development chez AB-Inbev Belgium

Brownie

Ingredients Preparation
  • 300g
    butter
  • 225g
    70-30-38
  • 240g
    whole egg(s)
  • 240g
    brown sugar
  • 150g
    flour
  • 240g
    roasted pecan buts

Melt the butter and chocolate together, lightly whisk the eggs in a separate bowl, adding the sugar then the chocolate mixture. Fold in the flour and roasted nuts. Pour into a tray and bake 12 minutes at 180°C.

Salted Caramel

Ingredients Preparation
  • 500g
    basic caramel
  • 3g
    salt

Melt caramel, add salt, mix well and serve as a sauce over a scoop of coffee ice cream.

Food pairing

Dark chocolate, toasted nuts and caramel... the various ingredients in this delicious dessert all perfectly complement the intensely aromatic Leffe Brown. These strong tastes balance well with this special malt beer. The coffee adds a nice complexity and emphasizes the roasted ingredients involved. This combination of brownie and beer extracts intense aromas of black fruits such as plums while there is also an interesting hint of smokiness. A touch of salt adds a hint of savory to balance the sweetness.

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