Friday, August 9, 2013

Chocolate Hazelnut Brownie: Nutty and chocolately

 Very chocolate brownie with a load of nuts, well it's great for giving ^^.

 Actually because my brother love to eat everything with nuts, I decided to make this brownie. The base of the brownie is a mixture of egg, cocoa powder, butter, flour and a special ingredient "Chocolate hazelnut spread (I use Nutella)". Hazelnut and chocolate are good combination, and with Chocolate hazelnut spread, the hazelnut is completely blended into the chocolate and gives this brownie a fudge texture. The texture of this brownie almost the same as nama chocolate! 
As I need my brownie to have more chocolate and hazelnut taste, I add dark chocolate and caramelized hazelnut on the top of the brownie, but the brownie is also good on its own ^^.  The method of melting the chocolate in the microwave is a cheating tempering, hehe. You don't need to afraid of tempering it, just melt 2/3 of the chocolate to  bring then to 45-50°C then use the rest of the chocolate to seeding it (give the chocolate the crystallization or make it stable). Because you need to keep this brownie in the fridge anyway so giving the chocolate this kind of tempering is enough. The caramelized hazelnut is a plus, it gives brownie a sweet and nutty taste, it's easy to make this amount of the nut, but you don't need to use all of them, so sprinkle as much as you like and keep the rest for eating as a snack.  
The trick for cutting this brownie is chill it then turn it up side down before cutting so you don't have to cut the nut into the brownie ^^. 

Chocolate Hazelnut Brownie
Makes 15 x15 cm brownie

 65g ......................... Butter
40g .......................... Cocoa powder
90g .......................... Chocolate hazelnut spread (Nutella)
1 ............................... Egg yolk
1 ............................... Egg
75g ........................... Icing sugar
25g ........................... Plain flour
1/2tsp ....................... Vanilla extract
1/2tsp ....................... Coffee extract (or 1/4tsp instant coffee granules mix with 1/4tsp hot water)
.................................. Pinch of salt
Topping
130g .......................... Dark chocolate
Caramelized hazelnut
100g .......................... Hazelnut
30g ............................ Granulated sugar
10ml ......................... Water

Preheat the oven to 150 °C 
Line 15x15cm pan with baking paper.
 Put butter, chocolate hazelnut spread and cocoa powder in a microwavable bowl, heat in microwave for 1 minute and stir until completely melt, let it cool a bit.
 Put egg, egg yolk, pinch of salt and icing sugar into the bowl and stir to combine.
Add flour and stir, then add vanilla extract  and coffee extract, stir to combine.
 Pour into the prepared pan, and bake for 17-20 minutes.
Let the brownie cool completely in a pan before covering with chocolate. 


Make Caramelized hazelnut:
Preheat the oven to 160 °C 
Bake the hazelnut nuts for 8-10 minutes until warm and fragrance.
Mix water with sugar and bring to a boil to slowly dissolve the sugar.
Once the syrup reaches 115°C , remove the pan from the heat.
Add the warm nuts, and stir, it's important to stir constantly, as this will crystallize the sugar.
Once the mass is sandy (crystallized) and all nuts are covered with sugar, return the pan to low heat.
Continue to stir constantly. The sugar will slowly begin to melt and will caramelize around the nuts and roast them.
Pour the nut onto lined baking sheet, and let the nuts cool before chopping half of the nuts.

Covering with chocolate:
Put 90g of the chocolate in the microwavable bowl and heat in a microwave for 1 minute, if the chocolate doesn't melt, follow by 20 or 30 seconds each time until completely melt. Add the rest of the chocolate and stir until melt (if not melt completely, heat in the microwave for 10-20 seconds), then pour into the brownie. Sprinkle with caramelized hazelnut, both chopped and whole (* you don't need all of them), and let the chocolate set before serving.



Chocolate Hazelnut Brownie: Nutty and chocolately 

5 comments:

  1. YUMMY !

    Madame Maurice
    http://mmemaurice.blogspot.fr

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  2. o my these look dangerously tempting!

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  3. yum yum yum yum! brownie craving!!

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  4. mm these sound so good, thanks for posting up this recipe. Will give these a try.


    Simon

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