Chocolate Pear Brownie, or in French- Gateau au chocolat a la Poire (Of course I made that up, and my French is not to be taken seriously. Though I did write gateau, chocolat and poire the right way.)
Either way, in French or in English, Chocolate Pear Brownie is delicious and you will eat all of it so it is best to invite friends over when making it. Served warm, you will declare this a food god.
Recently, I have been posting my recipes on my blog. Hopefully, you do not mind?
I started blogging to share my tales about French antiques... and I promise to continue doing so... but cooking is second (or maybe third) on my list of favorite things to do. So it is finally taking its proper place on my blog. I will be adding my recipes to my sidebar under: FRENCH DRESSING, in case you want to check back and make something I have shared on my blog.
Now, enough talk and on to the recipe.
- Two ripe pears
- 250 grams, or more than two cups, of dark baking chocolate
- 125 grams, or more than one cup of butter
- 2 eggs
- 125 grams, or more than one cup of sugar
- Teaspoon of vanilla
- 75 grams of flour
- 125 grams, or more than one cup of walnuts (optional)
(I have used bananas, raspberries, and canned fruit (well drain) instead of pears and it works as well.)
In a pan melt the chocolate with the butter. I never use a double boiler because that is just one extra pan too many. Though I do spend more time be extra careful not to boil, nor burn what I am melting. I always lick the spoon. One less pan, but several licked spoons... Moral of the story: Same difference, when it comes to washing up or More work, but sweeter.
When the chocolate-butter is melted smooth, set aside to cool off.
Beat the eggs, sugar, vanilla, add it to the chocolate-butter mixture, then fold in the flour.
In a buttered baking dish (nine inch round) arrange the chopped pears (I leave the skin on.)
Pour the Chocolate mixture over the top, covering all the pears.
Bake at 375 f., or 190c. for 45 minutes. You might want to cover the top with foil after thirty minutes. After 45 minutes turn the oven off and let the Chocolate Pear brownie cool down inside.
Cut around the edge of the pan, then turn it upside down on a serving platter. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream... or not.
Of course, you can also skip the entire recipe, grab a pear and some chocolate and go for a walk instead.