Cakes and cookies

Cocoa and pink pepper brownies

Cakes and cookies


45 min.

4 season

The brownies are little and tasty desserts typical of the American cooking.
The name comes from their dark colour, of the cocoa, and they are one of the easiest desserts to prepare.

All the ingredients are mixed together, poured in a baking tray and then baked in the oven. After a half of hour, you get a dessert to cut in squares and share with friends.

Often the brownies contain dried fruits in pieces (hazelnuts, nuts, cashew nuts…) to add a crunchy note to this soft and buttery dessert.

We decided to flavour these sweets squares with the very fragrant pink pepper.
A slight creaking under the teeth and here is the release in the month of the aromatic notes of lemon and strawberry, typical of pink pepper.


250 g. sugar
150 g. butter
75 g. cocoa powder
60 g. Soft wheat flour type 00 Molino Chiavazza
2 eggs
1 teaspoon of grounded pink pepper


Melt the butter in water bath with the sugar, the cocoa and a pinch of salt. When the mixture is well melted and homogenous, let it cool. Then add the eggs, one by one, stirring well before adding the next one.
Sieve the flour and add it to the mixture, finally add grounded pink pepper.

Coat a tray with baking paper (about 20 x 30 cm) and pour in the mixture.

Bake in static oven at 180°C for 25 minutes. The surface must be well dry, but inside still damp.

Churn out, let cool and cut in squares.  Sprinkle with crushed pink pepper.