Easy Chocolate chip and Pecan brownies (Squares) Recipe
I usually am organized (ahem - to be more truthful, I try to be) when it comes to blogging. It really requires that I plan ahead/ cook ahead so that I am not out of drafts/photos when I want to do a post. With work and other commitments, you know that it becomes essential. But well last few months, things have been really crazy making sure that I ran out of all my drafts - I have practically just 2 or 3 more with me. While I was fuming about how hard my life is, my husband was like - yeah yeah! Its so hard reading wonderful comments every morning. Yes Indeed! So much hardwork! What does he know! Jealous of my readers! Totally!
Easy Chocolate chip and Pecan brownies (Squares) Recipe
Anyways, talking about which reminds me of this funny comment I got recently. She mailed me saying - in her words - "For being a self claimed chocolate hater, you sure manage to salivate all of us chocolate lovers with your amazing out of this world description of how your chocolaty desserts tastes! But if you hate it, why would it taste good to you?" Interesting and very valid question! Well, to answer that - I don't HATE chocolate per se. I just dont love/like it enough. One bite tells the world to me - of its texture, of its taste, that flavor. My nasal workers inform me of the quality of aroma which wafts from the oven. My toothy friends inform me how chewy or crispy or nutty they are. And to decide that, all one needs is 1 or maximum 2 bites. That's where I stop while the real lovers will go on for few more. Easy Chocolate chip and Pecan brownies (Squares) Recipe This Nutty Pecan Chocolate Maple Brownie or Square (whatever you call it) is one such chocolaty goodness. A recipe from a dear colleague Ellie, from whom I flicked cos everyone around me "ooooohed" and "aaaaahed" after a single bite. I knew that instant I had to get the recipe for all my chocolate lover friends and readers even before I tasted it. It was very nutty with all that pecan adding the crunch. I think the maple syrup made the top look like its parched or something, although it was anything but that. This is a must for sweet tooth owners. Now to the recipe which I adapted slightly
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  • Yields: Makes 9 big pieces (one 8 inch square pan)
Ingredients
  • 2 eggs (I used 4 egg whites, lightly beaten) (see substitutes)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups pecans, coarsely chopped(or use walnuts)
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup (see substitutes)
  • 3 ounces semisweet chocolate chips (about 1/2 cup)(or use finely chopped semisweet chocolate) (see substitutes under sweeteners)
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • few pecan halves for decorating (optional)
Tips
If you want to Bake using Microwave pls refer to these articles 1) How to Bake in Microwave 2) How to Bake in Microwave Convection Oven For making Substitutions please refer my handy chart 1) Baking substitutions 2)Egg Substitutions
Method
1. Preheat Oven 325F. Line the bottom and sides of 8 inch square baking pan with wax papaer and lightly grease the paper. Whisk together eggs, vanilla and salt.
2. In another bowl, mix together chopped pecan and the flour.
3. Meanwhile in a saucepan, bring the sugar and maple syrup to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in the chocolate and butter.
4. Blend it thoroughly with a wooden spoon.
5. Mix in the egg mixture
6. and then fold in the pecan mixture.
7. Pour this mixture into the baking pan
8. and bake until set, about 35 minutes.
9. Cut them into squares and press pecan halves on top while its still slightly warm. Cool the pan for 10-15 minutes before unmolding.
Cool in a wire rack and enjoy. This is an rich treat, so it doesn't really need powdered sugar on top. Easy Chocolate chip and Pecan brownies (Squares) Recipe

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By Harini Priya on Jan 4, 2012

I made this for christmas and it came out beautifully, tasted yummy too!!!!!!!!!!!

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By Brownies | Stoneview on Jan 27, 2012

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By Renuka on Jan 5, 2012

This looks so awesome and so tempting too..

By sakshi on Dec 8, 2010

hi i have a convection microwave so pl tell me time and temp. setting for baking ur yummy brownies.

I have updated my ingredient section with the links which has info w.r.t m/w cooking

By V on May 23, 2010

It looks perfect and yummy . . ., I have seen you baking recipes all are really delicious and turnout perfect, I am thinking to buy an oven could u please help me for which one I go Microwave combo or simple convection oven? I want to make bread, cookies, pizza, tanoodri roti, cake and other daily stuff. I hope you will help me with this. Please also tell me which oven you are using. Thanks in advance

Thank you so much V for your kind feedback. In the US, regular is so common hence I did not buy the one I have. Came with the house. But as far as M/W convection oven goes, here is an article which you might find useful - http://chefinyou.com/2010/05/baking-in-microwave-convection-oven/ Keep a look out for part 2 which will be out shortly--DK

By Apu on May 17, 2010

They look great!! Lovely dense texture.

By Cherine on May 17, 2010

Those brownies are irresistible!

By swapna on May 16, 2010

wow! looks delicious!! is there any alternative for eggs??

Oh yes, pls refer http://chefinyou.com/egg-substitutes-cooking/ for substitutions --DK

By Rashim on May 16, 2010

What else can be used to replace eggs?

By Hari Chandana on May 15, 2010

looks perfect and very tempting.. nice clicks too.. :)

By Anu on May 15, 2010

hey, My husband is allergic to eggs. Could we replace with anything else?

Oh yes, pls refer http://chefinyou.com/egg-substitutes-cooking/ for substitutions --DK

By jonaki on May 14, 2010

Hey DK, Need some advice - Can we use a replacement for eggs??

Oh yes, pls refer http://chefinyou.com/egg-substitutes-cooking/ for substitutions --DK

By Sharada on May 14, 2010

looks perfect & low fat & low cal...healthy

By Divya on May 14, 2010

Looks yummy DK,pass it on please..I love Chocolate..:):)

By tasteofbeirut on May 14, 2010

Delicious brownies! I like to use pecans for brownies the best. These look like they need to be devoured, pronto!

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By musical on May 14, 2010

Yummy!

By Priya on May 14, 2010

Omg, wat a beautiful and delectable brownies...irresistible..