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Bourbon Pecan Brownies Recipe


Bourbon Pecan Brownies
 

Ingredients



For The Brownies:
5 ounces semisweet chocolate
1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 cup sugar
4 Tbsp bourbon, or to taste
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp double-acting baking powder
1 cup chopped pecans, lightly toasted

For the Frosting:
4 ounces semisweet chocolate or 3 ounces white chocolate
1 Tbsp unsalted butter
1 cup confectioners' sugar
3 Tbsp milk

2 ounces semisweet or white chocolate, melted, to drizzle over brownies




1. Make the brownies: In a small saucepan, melt the chocolate with the butter over low heat, stirring until the mixture is smooth. Let the mixture cool completely. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat together the eggs and the sugar until the mixture is thick and pale. Beat in the bourbon and the vanilla. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and a pinch of salt. Add this mixture to the egg mixture and combine well.

2. Stir in the chocolate mixture and the pecans and combine the batter well. Pour the batter into a buttered and floured 8-inch square baking pan. Bake in the center of a preheated 350-degree oven for 30 minutes or until the brownies pull slightly away from the sides of the pan. Let brownies cool completely on a rack.

3. Make the frosting: In a small saucepan, melt the chocolate with the butter over low heat, stirring until the mixture is smooth. Let cool completely. Whisk in the confectioners' sugar (sifted), and slowly whisk in enough of the milk to make the frosting of good spreading consistency.

4. Spread the frosting over the brownies, cut the brownies into bars, and arrange the bars on a rack which has been set over a large sheet of wax paper.

Drizzle the melted chocolate over the brownies and let the brownies stand until the frosting has hardened slightly.

Makes 16 brownies.





 

 

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