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Chocolate Fudge Brownies


500g butter
800g dark chocolate
400g castor sugar
1 tsp salt
4 tsp vanilla essence
8 eggs
200g flour
300g chopped pecan nuts


  1. Melt the chocolate and butter over a double boiler or in the microwave.
  2. Beat the sugar, vanilla and eggs until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the chocolate and butter to the egg mixture.
  4. Thoroughly mix in the flour and salt and then finally fold in the nuts.
  5. Pour into a greased oven tray and bake at 180°C for about 40 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool in the tray.
  7. Cut into pieces (don’t worry if the top flakes a bit because this is how they should be).
  8. Place the pieces on a serving platter, dust with icing sugar and serve with thick farm cream that has been mixed with chopped preserved ginger and its syrup.