Monday, 22 June 2015

Dried Blueberry and Pecan Brownies


Workout for an hour, then come home and eat a brownie. I think there's a lesson in there somewhere.

Dried Blueberry and Pecan Brownies
adapted from here
Makes 12

250g unsalted butter
200g dark chocolate, chopped
100g dried blueberries
100g pecans, chopped
80g cocoa powder
65g plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
350g caster sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt flakes
4 eggs, lightly beaten
Icing sugar, for dusting

Preheat the oven to 180C. Line a 30cm x 20cm brownie pan with baking paper. Set aside.

Put the butter and chocolate into a heat-proof bowl and suspend the bowl over a pan of simmering water. Don't let the bowl touch the water. Melt the butter and chocolate until it is smooth. Remove from the heat. Add the dried blueberries and chopped pecans and stir.

In a separate bowl, sift the cocoa, flour, baking powder and sugar together. Add the salt and stir to combine. Add the dry ingredients to the chocolate mixture and stir to combine. Add the eggs and beat with a spatula until they are fully incorporated.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes. The brownies are done when the edges are springy and the centre still has a little bit of goo. Leave to cool completely in the pan before slicing. Slice into 12 portions and dust with icing sugar.


  1. These look amazing! So decadent and rich. I just want to reach into the screen and grab one!

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  2. I am all about balance. 1 hour of gym = 1 brownie. You can't have the scales getting all out of balance by skipping a treat ;)

  3. A lesson that you know how to live! & it's full of fruits and nuts those brownies, it's okay!!