Sunday, December 18, 2005

Hazelnut Chocolate Brownies

Here's a great recipe to try this Christmas.

Hazelnut Chocolate Brownies

150g dark cooking chocolate, broken into pieces
175g butter
175g soft brown sugar
3/4 tsp vanilla essence
3 eggs Sifted twice:
135g plain flour
80g cocoa powder
1 tsp cinnamon powder
1/2 tsp salt
100g roasted hazelnuts, very coarsely chopped

Line a 21cm square baking tin with lightly greased aluminium foil. Preheat oven to 180°C.

Melt butter and chocolate over simmering hot water until both chocolate and butter melts into a paste.

Remove from heat and add in sugar. Stir until sugar dissolves. Leave aside to cool.

Add eggs, one at a time into the chocolate butter paste and add in essence, sifted flour and cocoa mixture.

Stir in hazelnuts.

Pour batter into prepared tin and bake for 30 minutes.

Allow brownies to cool for 10–15 minutes then cut into slices.

Source: Kuali...The Star