Choc-Hazelnut Brownies

Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies, Gather and Graze

Time slips away so incredibly quickly these days. I would dearly love to have the time to play around with food, more than what I do. To find time to re-create certain dishes with a little more of this, a dash less of that, perfecting and fine-tuning. Sometimes you desire just one more shot at satisfying your own somewhat critical palate and eye.

These brownies are decadent, rich and full of flavour. I’ve adjusted the quantity of ground hazelnuts after making this batch, as I am certain that they would benefit from an even higher level of nuttiness. With my youngest child known to side-step anything with obvious chunks of nuts in them, I can thankfully get away with these (using nutella and ground nuts); though I do feel that they could really benefit from some larger pieces of hazelnut thrown in for extra texture, if you’re keen to give it a try.

I’ll be making these again in the not too distant future, though with variety being the spice of life, one batch of Choc-Hazelnut Brownies this week will do…

Have a wonderful week everyone!

Choc-Hazelnut Brownies | Gather and Graze

  • Servings: 16 Squares
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  • 100g Unsalted Butter
  • 200g Dark Chocolate
  • 150g Nutella
  • 3 Free-Range Eggs
  • 175g/¾ Cup Raw (Caster) Sugar
  • 100g/½ Cup Ground Hazelnuts
  • 75g/½ Cup Plain Flour
  • Pinch of Salt
  • A little Icing Sugar (for dusting the tops)

Pre-heat the oven to 170°C. Grease and line the base of a 20cm x 20cm brownie/cake tin.

Place the butter and chocolate into a small saucepan over low heat. Stir to combine and remove from the heat as soon as they have just melted. Add the Nutella and stir gently until completely mixed in.

Using an electric mixer, beat together the eggs and sugar until pale and creamy. Stir in, spoonful by spoonful, the chocolate/Nutella mixture until incorporated and smooth. Then fold in the ground hazelnuts, flour and salt.

Pour into the prepared tin and bake for approximately 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out fudgey, not gooey.

Allow to cool, before slicing into squares and dusting with icing sugar.

Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies, Gather and Graze

Cooking Notes:

  • Consider adding 100g/½ Cup of Chopped Hazelnuts to the mixture as you add the flour, for extra texture.

 

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22 thoughts on “Choc-Hazelnut Brownies

  1. jothetartqueen

    Beautiful! I love brownies. Even better when they come with hazelnut (nutella).

    totally agree with you on testing and adapting recipes…it’s really tough esp when you have to find time, space and happy tasters..

    Reply
    1. Gather and Graze Post author

      It can be something of a juggling act, that’s for sure! Though it’s never a chore to be working on something like this, that truly comes from the heart and that you’re passionate about. 🙂

      Reply
  2. ohlidia

    Oh my! Anything with Nutella has my name all over it!! I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!

    Reply
    1. Gather and Graze Post author

      Thanks Lidia! Our family has a bit of a soft spot for Nutella too – mostly on toast and within crepes, but now in brownies as well! Sooo yummy! 🙂

      Reply
  3. apuginthekitchen

    Lovely brownies, the hazelnut/nutella addition is fantastic. The brownies look exactly like I like them very moist, a little cakey, just perfect. This recipe is a keeper!

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  4. saucygander

    I’m always up for just another slice of brownies, and the addition of hazelnut sounds divine.
    My friends just gave me a small jar of real hazelnut & chocolate spread, which may become brownies (like these ones) or hazelnut filled buns. 😀

    Reply
    1. Gather and Graze Post author

      It’s so hard to stop at just one… 🙂
      The hazelnut filled buns sound delicious – I’ll be keeping an eye out for them! What a lovely gift to have received!

      Reply
  5. lemongrovecakediaries

    Gorgeous looking brownies Margot. I really love the hazelnut and chocolate combination. I agree with you on testing and changing recipes, it is difficult to have the time to keep playing with the same recipe no matter how much I want to. Also there is only so much room in my freezer for experiments and I do hate chucking stuff out 🙂

    Reply
    1. Gather and Graze Post author

      Thanks Karen – I agree – chocolate and (hazel)nuts go so well together! My freezer really needs to be put to better use – I need to experiment more as to which baked goods will freeze well… Thanks for the tip! 🙂

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  6. ChgoJohn

    The combination of chocolate with hazelnut in a brownie sounds wonderful, Margot. Your photos have this chocoholic’s mouth watering. My problem with tweaking recipes, aside from time as you mentioned, is dealing with the “mistakes.” Living alone, there’s no one to share my experiments. It took me several attempts to master my Black Forest cake recipe — and I haven’t made one since. I ate more Black Forest cake during the trail period than most do in a lifetime. 🙂

    Reply
    1. Gather and Graze Post author

      I’ll have to track down your Black Forest Cake recipe John – absolutely one of my favourite cakes! Surprising to think that you couldn’t eat a slice each day and not get sick of it! 🙂 Cherries will be coming into season soon too – perfect timing!

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  7. Johnnysenough Hepburn

    I’m with you on trying to find the time to tweak things. My adaptation (in longhand) of yours re chocolate crackle cookies is sitting on my table waiting for me to make them again. And I’m itching to have those cookies as treats. But, as they’re non essentials, I still haven’t made them again. Hopefully tomorrow as I do want to do a post on them. Especially as I have the photos of them already. And now I want to make these brownies!

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