Chocolate And Hazelnut Brownies

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  • Makes: 9 to 10
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Ready in: 45 mins
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Chocolate And Hazelnut Brownies

Ingredients

  • 175g unsalted butter, cubed
  • 250g milk chocolate
  • 1 heaped tspn coffee granules,
    let down with 1 tbspn hot water
  • let down with 1 tbspn hot water
  • 290g plain flour
  • 1 tspn baking powder
  • 2 pinches salt
  • 3 medium eggs, lightly beaten
  • A few drops of vanilla extract
  • 325g castor sugar
  • 175g toasted hazelnuts, crushed

Method

  1. Pre heat the oven to 180° C, Gas 4.
  2. Brush a 23cm square baking dish with melted butter and sprinkle with a little flour.
  3. Sift the flour and baking powder together.
  4. Place the butter, chocolate and coffee into a bowl and melt over a pan of gently simmering water.
  5. Meanwhile beat the eggs, sugar and vanilla at high speed for about 2 minutes, add the melted chocolate mixture slowly and mix well.
  6. Finally add the flour, baking powder, salt and crushed hazelnuts and mix slowly until incorporated. Do not overwork.
  7. Pour into the prepared baking dish and bake in the pre heated oven for about 45-50 minutes or until risen and set. When a knife is inserted the blade should come out very slightly uncooked.
  8. The brownie should be very moist and soft.
  9. Cool, then turn out, cut into small squares and dust heavily with icing sugar. These can then be re heated gently in a microwave or eaten cold.
  10. Serve with fudge sauce and ice cream or thick double cream.

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