Aztec Brownies

Serves 8 Prep Time 5 minutes   Cook Time 15 minutes   Rated:

Xocolatl is a spiced, slightly bitter chocolate drink that was popular with Aztecs and Mayans. It's a rich drink with chilli, vanilla and cinnamon that can be enjoyed hot or cold. By the 15th century, the Aztecs used cocoa beans as currency. They believed that chocolate was a gift from the god Quetzalcoatl, and drank it as a refreshing beverage, an aphrodisiac, and even to prepare for war.

Fast forward to our Mexican ebook, (part of the Insider Club for years now) and we are Aztec-ing up our brownies. With the gift of Brew Choc being unsweetened chocolate, which is truly Mexican, we have an authenticity to this recipe that you will love. Hang in there with the chilli and cinnamon. All of those flavours work really well together. The smoked paprika is just slightly there and balances out any sweetness overload you maybe afraid of. The team are pretty sure you will love it. Don't forget the ice cream of course!

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Preheat oven to 170°C and butter and line a 20cm square baking tin.


Place chocolate, brew choc, butter, vanilla, cinnamon, paprika, cayenne and chilli flakes into the Thermomix bowl and melt 10 min/37°C/speed 1. Stop part way through to scrape down sides of bowl as needed.


Add cocoa, salt, sugar and eggs and blend 10 sec/speed 8.


Add pecans and combine 1 sec/speed 6.


Spread into prepared tin and bake 15 minutes or until the middle is just firm to the touch.


Allow to cool in the tin before removing.


These brownies will keep well in an airtight container out of the fridge.

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