The Ultimate Brownie

Prepare yourself. If you already have a favorite brownie, and you’re the sort who abhors change, then you’re going to have a problem. This brownie will have you throwing out your old recipe in just seconds. I, too, thought I had the best brownie recipe. But, this, this is the ultimate brownie. Rich, fudgy, dense with chocolate and pecans – just beyond good. So, if you’re still on the hunt for the perfect Valentine’s Day treat for your sweetie, look no further. Make this brownie, and prepare yourself for adoration.

The Ultimate Brownie
1 1/2 cup pecans, chopped and toasted
1 1/2 cups +2 tablespoons unsalted butter
12 oz semi-sweet chocolate
1 oz bitter-sweet chocolate
4 large eggs
3 large egg yolks
1 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
3 tablespoons light corn syrup
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups AP flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup whole milk
Preheat oven to 300 degrees
Using a baking sheet, toast pecans for about 12 minutes and remove from oven
Immediately add 2 tablespoons of butter to pecans and stir together; set aside
Butter or spray a 13 x 9 pan
Line pan with parchment, making sure that parchment overlays long side of pan
Butter parchment and set aside
Place chocolate and 1 1/2 cups of butter in a heat-safe bowl over a saucepan of simmering water
Stir occasionally until chocolate has melted; set aside
In a large bowl, beat whole eggs until combined
Add yolks, all 3 sugars, corn syrup, and vanilla to beaten whole eggs and stir until well combined
Add chocolate mixture to egg mixture, stir to combine
In a small bowl, combine dry ingredients then add to chocolate batter
Stir in milk and gently fold in pecans
Pour batter into prepared pan
Bake about 1 hour or until brownies begin to pull away from edge of pan
Cool completely in pan
Remove from pan, fold extra parchment over brownies, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight
Invert brownies right side-up onto cutting board
Trim edges and cut into small squares
Indulge yourself and your sweetie!

Source: adapted from Bakewise by Shirley Corriher

Shared with Creations by Kara

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