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Dark Chocolate and Hazelnut Brownies

5 Jun

If you are a fan of chocolate or if you want to indulge yourself with chocolate try these dark chocolate and hazelnut brownies. This recipe uses half kg dark chocolate – OMG chocolate overload! The brownies are so rich and moist. Hazelnuts give them a crunchy texture. Chocolate and hazelnuts are a perfect match. I don’t need to say anything else, find the recipe below! 🙂

Dark chocolate and hazelnut brownies

Make two 8 inch square brownies

  • 510g dark chocolate (I used 50%, you can get 60-70% if you like the bitter flavor)
  • 240g butter
  • 6 Eggs
  • 400g brown sugar
  • 225g Plain flour
  • 15g baking powder
  • 125g hazelnut, roasted and coarsely chopped (don’t chop them too fine otherwise you will lose the crunch texture)
  1. Preheat the oven at 180C. Line two 8 inch square baking trays with baking paper.
  2. Whisk the egg and brown sugar until it is thick and creamy.
  3. Melt the dark chocolate and butter in a sauce pan, stir until they are completely dissolved. Remove from heat.
  4.  Gradually add the chocolate mixture to the egg mixture in 3 batches. Mix well between batches.
  5. Sift the flour and baking power in a separate bowl. Gradually add the flour mixture into the batter in 2 batches. Mix well between batches until the flour is completely incorporated in the batter.
  6. Add the hazelnuts into the batter and mix. Divide the batter into the prepared baking trays. Each tray should have about 1cm thick batter.
  7. Baking in the oven for about 30 mins, or until the top surface crusts and if touch with a finger brownie is springy and moist.

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Rich Chocolate Brownie

19 Aug

I remember a friend said once before – a good chocolate brownie is crispy outside and gooey inside. I can’t agree more on this!

This Anna Olson’s brownie recipe is a bit unusual and this is the reason that I wanted to try – it replaces butter with mayo. Have you ever thought about putting mayo in a cake before? No, I hadn’t! The result was pleasant – it was rich, soft and moist. I didn’t dust the brownie with icing sugar because I wanted it to look rustic and also to show you its crispy outside and gooey inside. 🙂

If you love chocolate and brownie then give it a try!

Rich chocolate brownie

  • 120g unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • â…” cup boiling water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • â…” cup mayonnaise
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder, sifted
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 180 °C. Line a baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Place the chopped chocolate in a large bowl and pour boiling water overtop. Let the chocolate mixture sit one minute, then whisk to melt.
  3. Whisk in the sugar, then add the mayonnaise and then the eggs, one at a time. Stir in the vanilla.
  4. With a wooden spoon or spatula, stir in the flour, cocoa powder and salt until evenly blended. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  5. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly. Bake for about 30 minutes, until a tester inserted in the centre of the brownies comes out clean. Cool to room temperature.

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