Thermomix brownies

I am having fun working through I love chocolate, the Thermomix book which not only weighs a kilo, but making and eating the recipes ensures you put on a kilo! Like Dani Valent's In the Mix book which I featured in a previous post it features the recipes of several established, talented chefs who use their Thermomix in inventive and interesting ways.

I adapted John Slattery's chocolate pecan brownie recipe for my fundraising effort.

My preferred chocolate

You'll need

200g dark chocolate
40g strong coffee ( I use an espresso measure of nespresso)
120g soft cubed butter
220g caster sugar (grind this first from granulated)
Seeds from a vanilla pod ( don't forget to add the pod skin to your jar of vodka infused pods)
2 whole eggs and 1 egg yolk
130g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder

A pinch of salt
20g of cocoa powder – I used Mexican cocoa powder, you could ring changes with powdered salted caramel)
100g pecans broken (take care if you pulse in TM or it will be powder!)


A 20x30cm throw away tray bake foil tin is perfect for this. preheat y,our oven to 180°C. I used the baking oven of the aga.

Melt the chocolate and coffee in the TM bowl at 50°C for about 5 minutes, sp 2.

Add all the ingredients except the pecans ( if using) and mix for 30 seconds speed 5.

Add pecans and stir gently on reverse action speed 3 for 15 seconds.

Tip into the foil tin ans spread evenly with a palette knife.

Bake for 20-25 minutes. I like my brownies gooey so I tend towards 20 minutes, but all ovens are different.

I scattered some white chocolate drops onto one tray before baking.




10 Comments Add yours

  1. I just tried to put my hand through the screen. I didn’t even think about it, I just wanted to grab one of those. Yes, they look that good.


    1. vannillarock says:

      Hahaha! Thank you 🙂


  2. cheergerm says:

    Mmm….I hear you on the Callebaut.


    1. vannillarock says:

      Haha! Yes, have you used it?


      1. cheergerm says:

        Yes, I use it quite a bit. It’s worth the extra pennies…(although sometimes when I am baking for the kidlets alone i have been known to use something not quite as fabulous…unfortunately, they have a taste for the ‘good stuff’…) glad but sad…ha ha…


      2. vannillarock says:

        Totally agree. It’s a bit like cooking with wine- if you wouldn’t drink it, don’t add it to your dish. Thanks for visiting 🙂


  3. You’re killing me, Anne!


    1. vannillarock says:

      Hahaha. Thankfully they all sold and none passed my lips.


  4. Elizabeth says:

    Looks delicious, but I don’t know where to find ” vanilla pod ” maybe I can replace with vanilla syrup?


    1. vannillarock says:

      I buy vanilla pods in bulk as it’s a lot cheaper. Vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste would also work. Thanks for visiting and let me know if you make them. Anne


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