I think hazelnut chocolate is my second favourite chocolate, I boldly declared to Mr Chocolate.
It’s not quite as good as marzipan, but it’s definitely up there… trailing off just a little as I mused on the merits of both of them.
Yep… hazelnut and chocolate, they go really well together.
After voicing my new-found decision of having a second favourite chocolate, I decided I needed to revisit the taste as quickly as possible. Just in case my bold statement had been made in haste. Chocolate…check. Hazelnuts…check. Fifteen minute window period to put it all together?…check. Melt, stir, pour, bake.
It seemed too easy.
Usually my baking needs a few tweaks, a change here and there, and trialled a few times to get it right. So I was surprised after tasting a corner of this one to find it worked just the way it was. I tried another corner just to make sure. No, seemed fine there too. A third corner? Yep, pretty similar to the other two corners.
It really was a surprisingly good hazelnut brownie.
Chocolate Hazelnut Brownie
200g chocolate (50%)
200g brown sugar
4 beaten eggs
2 tsp vanilla
150g hazelnuts (I blitzed whole ones)
50g self raising flour
In a pot add the chocolate, butter, sugar and vanilla. Gently melt it down and add remaining ingredients. Pop into a greased and lined tray.
Bake at 180C for approximately 35minutes, and then let it cool in the tin.