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Walnut and Ganache Brownies

Credit: Photo by Elisa

If you love brownies this is the recipe you were looking for: delicious chocolate brownies, sweet, gooey and crunchy, topped
with dark chocolate ganache and pecan nuts.

You will need  a 20×30 baking tray

Ingredients
For the brownie

100 grams dark chocolate 70%, chopped
150 grams unsalted butter, cut into cubes
3 medium eggs
250 grams caster sugar
100 grams plain flour, sifted
1/8 tsp baking powder
100 grams walnuts, roughly chopped
About 30 pecan nuts for decorating the top (optional)
For the ganache
200 grams 200 grams dark chocolate 70
liqueur of your liking optional: 1 tbsp
double cream

Method

Melt the chocolate with the butter gently in the microwave or on a bain-marie. Let the mixture cool down a bit then add 1 egg at a time stirring with a wooden spoon: please don't use a spatula or a balloon whisk because you don't want an airy batter, the brownies must be chewy inside.

Add the sugar, stir well then add the flour sifted with the baking powder. Add the chopped walnuts, stir until the batter is well combined then transfer in a 22×30 cm (or similar dimensions) baking tray lined with parchment paper and bake into the preheated oven at 180°C for 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.

DO NOT BAKE FOR LONGER THEN 35 MINUTES OTHERWISE THE BROWNIES WILL BE DRY.

Leave the brownie into the baking tray while preparing the ganache.

For the ganache put the cream into a small saucepan and warm on low heat until it almost simmer, turn off the heat and add the chopped chocolate.

Stir well until completely melted, add the liqueur (if you are using it) and pour the ganache quickly over the brownie.

Move the baking tray to cover evenly the surface, let it cool down a little (about 10 minutes) until the ganache thickens a bit then press the pecans on the surface.

Let the ganache cool down completely then cover the tray with cling film and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

After the resting time take the brownie out of the fridge. Fill a big tall bowl or a pot with boiling water and immerse in the blade of a big serrated knife. Cut the brownies with the hot knife cleaning the blade after every cut with kitchen paper. Put the brownies in little cupcake cases and refrigerate until you serve them.

Now enjoy!

This recipe is from ………… This recipe is from Elisa of My foodie days

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