Brownie Decadence

Recipe courtesy of Food Network

1 cup butter
4 squares unsweetened chocolate
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup white chocolate chips or shaved white chocolate (imported best)
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 cups premium chocolate chips
1 to 1-1/2 cups chopped, toasted pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare 9 by 13 inch light-colored baking pan by greasing with butter or spraying with a cooking spray. Melt butter in a large saucepan. Over low heat add unsweetened chocolate and stir until chocolate is melted. Remove from heat, mix in sugar (in saucepan). Add eggs and vanilla, stir until incorporated. Add flour, baking powder, and salt and stir just till flour is mixed in. Gently stir in white chocolate. Spread mixture in prepared pan. Bake 30 to 35 minutes just until brownies begin to pull away from the sides. Remove from oven and let cool completely. While brownies are baking, prepare ganache topping. Over low heat in a medium saucepan, bring heavy cream to the boil. Remove from heat and add chocolate chips. Let sit for a few minutes to melt chocolate. Stir until all chocolate is melted. Let mixture cool and thicken, stirring occasionally for about 20 to 30 minutes. Spread chocolate ganache over completely cooled bownies. Press chopped, toasted pecans into the ganache. Let ganache harden and then cut into squares and then into triangles.