Ingredients for around 12 portions:
150g white chocolate, whitely chopped
125g unsalted butter
150g caster sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
200g plain flour
a pinch of salt
120g shelled pecan nuts, chopped
Preheat the oven to 170 C, gas mark 3.
Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper - the recommended size is 33 x 23 x 5cm but just use what you have!
Put the chocolate and butter in a glass bowl over a saucepan of boiling water. Stir occasionally until it is melted and smooth.
Remove from the heat and then add the sugar and stir until incorporated. I had to move the ingredients into a bigger bowl.
Add the flour, salt and pecan nuts and stir again until all mixed together and the pecans are evenly dispersed.
It's good to have a helper!
Spoon the mixture into the lined baking tray and bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes - I did 35 - you want it to be golden brown but still soft in the middle.
Once cooled, cut into squares and tuck in.
This was very easy and really good - it wasn't too sweet or particularly naughty and so perfect for an afternoon snack. Arabella and our lovely friend Ceri both really enjoyed it - I would have liked to add raisins but this idea was completely vetoed!! A great lighter alternative to brownies…..I can almost convince myself they are healthy!!