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HAZELNUT CHOCOLATE BROWNIES

Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Posted by ZOMT

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Sunday is 'Funday' in my apartment. Once a week it's a free day i.e. free to eat what I want! So last week, while we watched Sydney FC beat Melbourne Victory in the A-League grand final we also revelled in these rich, fudgy and amazingly delicious hazelnut filled brownies.


They are quite honestly, ridiculously delicious. A total chocolate absorption in your mouth only interrupted (politely) by bursts of crunchy hazelnut. Since I baked these in a deep loaf dish, they were quite soft and almost undercooked in the middle; not sludgy but just creamy and fudgy with that quintessential brownie crust on plenty of edges (a plus to a narrow loaf dish.) If you like your brownie a bit less fudgy then simply use a square dish and they will bake up perfectly even.


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Hazelnut Chocolate Brownies

serves 20 / approx. 235 calories per serve
approx. macronutrient breakdown: fat 14g / carbs 20g / protein 6g


Ingredients
175g couverture dark chocolate pieces
125g organic sunflower spread
2 eggs, lightly beaten
110g panela sugar (rapadura)
110g brown sugar
150g plain flour
70g hazelnuts, chopped
1 tsp vanilla extract

Method
Preheat fan forced oven to 160 degrees celsius. Grease and line with baking paper a brownie dish.
Place chocolate and sunflower spread in a bowl and melt over a double boiler, or saucepan with boiling water in it. Stir until chocolate melts and then remove from heat. Allow to cool a little.
Whisk in the beaten eggs (make sure the chocolate is not hot enough to cook them,) sugars and vanilla extract. Fold through the flour until nearly combined, then add the hazelnuts and continue to fold.
Spoon into dish and bake for between 20-25 minutes*. Allow to cool in dish before cutting and removing.

*I used a ceramic bread loaf dish so the baking time was more like 30 minutes due to the extra height of the brownies.


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4 comments:

Tara said...

I stumbled upon your blog and I just want to say that it's lovely. The pictures look so good, and they're healthy too?! Thanks for sharing :)

Anonymous said...

Are you able to give info. in American measurments also?? I hope it's not too much to ask... Thank you so much..

Zoe Tattersall said...

Tara - Thank you! I can't say that these brownies are 'healthy' but there are plenty of other recipes that certainly are :) enjoy!
Marisa - Thanks, chocolate brownies are fairly easy to make look delicious! Yes, I would say that canola spread would be fine instead of sunflower spread. Any sort of butter replacement should work ok.
Anon - I would suggest simply using an online conversion to convert the measurements; this is how I normally convert recipes :)

Justin said...

these look like MY kind of brownies... yum

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