Food: Fudgy Chocolate Brownies

I have tried chocolate brownies from Fournos, Mugg&Bean, Milky Lane, Frank Brady's, Spur and countless garage convenience bakeries too.

I finally after much testing came across this's moist, fudgy and chocolatey...everything you'd expect from a brownie..Try it for yourself!

Fudgy Chocolate Brownie

375ml castor sugar
225g butter
160ml cocoa
2tsp coffee optional
3 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
310ml flour
50g pecan nuts roughly chopped

Combine sugar butter cocoa and coffee in saucepan and heat gently till  butter has melted. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 5mins.

Beat in eggs one at a time until mixture is smooth. Add vanilla extract.

Fold in the flour and pecan nuts.

Spoon into large rectangular casserole dish and bake st 180C for 25-30mins till skewer comes clean.

Heat 150 g chocolate in a double boiler or micro and add a third cup of cream or more to get a smooth ganache to pour over the brownie, once baked;)

Important Tip:

Key to this recipe is not to overbeat, you want a dense cake and not a normal sponge cake. So beat the egg for a short while, and when pouring into the dish to bake, the batter should be very sticky and stick to your spoon as you spread it.

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