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Pizza brownie with chocolate ganache and strawberries

Brownie Pizza

Brownie crust topped with chocolate ganache and fresh strawberries

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword brownie pizza
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 21 minutes
Servings 12 slices
Author One Sarcastic Baker

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Butter (113 g/ 4 oz)
  • 1/2 Cup Unsweetened Chocolate (90 g/ 3 oz)
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar (150 g / 5 oz)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Cup AP flour (60 g / 2 oz)
  • 2 Tablespoons Cocoa powder (12g /0.5 oz)

Dipping Chocolate

  • 1 Cup Semi-sweet (56-65%) Chopped Chocolate (150g/5oz)
  • 3 Tablespoons Dark brown sugar (35g/1oz)
  • 2/3 Cup Heavy cream (160ml/6fl oz)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 F. Grease the bottom and sides of a 9" round baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.

  2. In a bowl, mix the flour, salt, and cocoa powder, and set aside.

  3. Melt the butter and chocolate in the microwave, using 30 seconds increments.

  4. In a bowl of a standing mixer, beat the eggs on high speed for about 1 minute. 

  5. Gradually add the sugar and vanilla and keep beating until the mixture is a pale yellow, about 2 minutes.

  6. Reduce speed to low and add the melted chocolate. Fold in the flour mixture using a rubber spatula.

  7. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, and sprinkle evenly the toasted pecans. 

  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes. It will be ready when a toothpick comes out with a few moist crumbs from the center of the cake.

  9. Allow the Brownie to completely cool in the pan. 

  10. When ready to serve, place the crust over your serving dish, spread with the ganache and sprinkle with fresh strawberries.

Chocolate Ganache

  1. In a small saucepan, bring the heavy cream and sugar to a simmer.

  2. Pour the cream over the chopped chocolate, and let sit for a few minutes.

  3. Gently stir the mixture until it is silk smooth, and allow to sit for 30-60 minutes until set.

Recipe Notes

  • make sure the eggs are at room temperature otherwise, they will not froth.
  • If the ganache is too thick, mix in more warm cream, if it is too thin, mix in melted chocolate.
  • The cream should not reach a full boil, otherwise, it might separate the fat from the chocolate and you will end up with a white unpleasant deposit.
  • Less is more. Do not be tempted to add too many toppings. The brownie is thick and dense.
  • For a portable dessert, ask your local pizza place for an empty box. Make sure to assemble the pizza in the box.
  • You can use chocolate chips instead of chopped chocolate.