Ingredients

Brownie

3 1/2 Cup (12oz/300g) butter

1 1/2 Cup (9oz/240g) Genauva Extra dark chocolate

5 Large eggs (9oz/240g)

1 1/2 Cup (9oz/240g) brown sugar

1 Cup (5oz/150g) flour

1 1/2 Cup (9oz (240g) roasted pecans

 

Salted caramel

2 Cups (17.5 oz/500g) caramel

a pinch (3g) salt

Food pairing

Dark chocolate, toasted nuts and caramel…

The various ingredients in this delicious dessert all perfectly complement the intensely aromatic Leffe Brown. These strong tastes balance well with this special malt beer. The coffee adds a nice complexity and emphasizes the roasted ingredients involved. This combination of brownie and beer extracts intense aromas of black fruits such as plums while there is also an interesting hint of smokiness. A touch of salt adds a hint of savory to balance the sweetness.

Chocolate Pecan Brownies created by Alexandre Bourdeaux

Pecan brownies

Preparation

Brownie 

  • Melt the butter and chocolate together, lightly whisk the eggs in a separate bowl, adding the sugar then the chocolate mixture. Fold in the flour and roasted nuts.
  • Pour into a tray and bake 12 minutes at 350°F (180°C).

Salted caramel

  • Melt caramel, add salt, mix well and serve as a sauce over a scoop of coffee ice cream

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