To follow my New Year’s resolution to try out a new recipe every month I had this recipe randomly chosen from my To-Bake-List. I’ve tried a lot of Brownie recipes and most turned out hard or too crispy for me (except for the Raspberry-Cheesecake-Brownies). So I decided that maybe Brownie recipes and I are just not made for each other. But those Pear-Walnut-Brownies made me change my mind and wanting to roll myself in them… But to make them as fluffy and good you either need a lot of patience or a stand mixer.
I have slightly changed the original recipe that I found in the Lecker Magazine due to bigger eggs and pears and they turned out totally awesome and as fluffy, light and soft as Brownies have to be in my opinion. With its consistency these Brownies also are a very good Dessert for a larger crowd.
- 3 Pears (peeled, cored and chopped ca. 360g)
- Lemon juice (to prevent the chopped pears from turning brown)
- 200 g Butter (melted and lukewarm)
- 200 g chopped Dark Chocolate
- 200 g chopped Walnuts
- 150 g Flour
- 500 g Sugar
- 100 g Dark Cocoa
- 3 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 tbsp Vanilla Sugar
- 5 Eggs size L or 6 eggs size M
- 250 g Sour Cream
- Confectioners sugar for sprinkling
Make sure you have all ingredients at hand and preheat the oven to 150° C (with fan). Line a standard sized baking tray with parchment paper. Sift flour, cocoa and baking powder into a bowl and mix together with sugar and vanilla sugar. In another bowl beat the eggs for at least 6-8 minutes with the wire whisk of your mixer until they are really light and fluffy. This is crucial for fluffy brownies. I just put the eggs in my Kitchenaid and let it whisk while peeling and chopping pears, chocolate and walnuts for about 10 minutes. When the eggs have turned into a fluffy mass add the melted butter while whisking slowly. Then add the dry ingredients from the other bowl and the sour cream afterwards. Do not overbeat the mixture! Fold in the chocolate, nuts and 2/3 of the pears. Spread the mixture evenly on the baking tray, shatter the rest of the pears over and bake for 35 minutes until a inserted skewer comes out clean. When cooled cut into pieces and dust with confectioners’ sugar. Mjamm Mjamm!