Makes 30 – 1 1/2″ squares
- 1 1/2 C.butter (4 sticks)
- 8 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 4 eggs
- 2 C. sugar
- 2 tsps. vanilla
- 2 C. flour
- 2 tsps. baking powder
- 1 pinch baking soda
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 C. chopped pecans
- Powdered sugar
In a small saucepan, melt the butter and add the cocoa one tablespoon at a time, stirring after each addition so no lumps form. Once all the cocoa has been incorporated, remove the mixture from the heat and allow to cool a bit.
Sift together the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
In a blender, combine the eggs, sugar and vanilla blending until smooth. Add the cocoa/butter mixture and blend again.
In a bowl, combine the mixture from the blender with the dry ingredients and stir to combine. Add a little milk and half of the chopped pecans.
Spoon this mixture into a greased and floured baking dish. Sprinkle with the remaining nuts pressing them lightly into the batter.
Bake in a 175°C oven 40 – 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cut in 1 1/2″ squares, dust with powdered sugar and serve.