Chocolate Brownie Recipe
Easy Recipe For Brownies with Hazel nuts
I was going through all my recipes for brownies and this easy chocolate brownie recipe was begging for attention. It's quite rich with a lot of chocolate in but no cocoa powder. You could also swop to whatever nuts you prefer. It's a simple brownie recipe where you melt most of the ingredients before adding in eggs. You can melt them in the microwave, just be aware that it is easy to burn the chocolate if you dont watch it carefully and stirr frequently.
I prefer melting the brownie ingredients on the stove top. It's important to let the melted mixture cool slightly before adding in the eggs otherwise you'll end up with the eggs cooking in the hot mixture before you get a chance to mix them in. This recipe makes about 12 chocolate brownie squares.
Chocolate Brownie Recipe Ingredients
- 225g butter, plus extra for greasing
- A little cocoa pwder for dusting the tin
- 200g plain flour, sifted
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 275g dark chocolate with 70% cocoa solids
- 400g castor sugar
- 5 large free-range eggs
- 300g whole hazelnuts
- Preheat the oven to 180 C/fan 160 C/gas 4. Lightly grease a 21cm x 29cm shallow baking tin, dust with cocoa powder, then shake out the excess.
- Place the butter, vanilla, chocolate, castor sugar, and a pinch of salt into a large microwaveable bowl. Melt in the microwave on a medium setting for 2 - 3 minutes, stirring at 20 second intervals to avoid burning. Alternatively you can melt the ingedients in a sauce pan over a low heat on the stove. Once its all melted together and slightly cooled, add in the eggs, one at a time, mixing between each addition.
- Fold in the flour but be careful not to over-mix, then add in the nuts. Pour into the prepared brownie tin. Bake for 25 - 30 minutes (see here for how to tell if your brownies are cooked), then remove from the oven and allow to cool to room temperature. Cut into large squares.
- These brownies are lovely served with icecream or cream. You can warm them slightly in the microwave before serving.
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