These Nutella Brownies are quite simply AMAZING! I’m not exaggerating either. They bring together all that is fabulous in Nutella and a Brownie to make something moment stopping…..so help me….
My husband has been ill this week and for the love of God haven’t we all known it. I have somehow managed to keep my mouth shut throughout it all. I tell you I need a medal. You would think he was moments away from death…….Apparently on entering the house from work he can only shuffle everywhere stooped, whilst constantly making sighing noises and repeatedly saying “Jesus, I’ve never been this bad.” If I could have chopped my ears off I would. The noises were almost too much for me to bear never mind the dressing gown and socks. It seemed just never ending. I soon adopted the “Remove myself from the room” method whenever I heard the huffing and puffing approaching. It was a genius move. I don’t like to kick a dog when it’s down and there was no doubt that he was ill but he nearly drove me bonkers. How he could apparently man up in a mere moment if he had a work call just baffled me. Seemingly the full effect of the illness was just reserved for me personally……how kind. Next year he’ll be having the Flu Jab.
Nutella Brownie Recipe
These Nutella Brownies have been my salvation. Both deeply Chocolatey and Nutella-ey they are so very good and I cannot recommend them enough. What’s more they are a diddly doddle to make. Who knew life could be so good when it’s so bad?
First of all you line your non stick baking tin. I use a Bake-O-Glide liner that is cut to the shape of my 8″ square tin. You melt the butter and Nutella together in a saucepan over a gentle heat. This whole recipe is made in the one saucepan. Serious Bonus.
Add the caster sugar and stir well until it’s smooth. When making Brownies I recommend always using white caster sugar as the unrefined golden caster sugar doesn’t give a smooth top to the Brownies. This isn’t the end of the world in Brownie Land as having a craggy top doesn’t stop them being delicious but I think they look better without.
Add the eggs and stir until they disappear, followed with the flour and cocoa. Mix the pants off it until it is shiny and smooth. Fill your lined pan with the brownie batter.
Bake at 170 C for about 30 minutes. So simplessss.
I leave them to cool in the tin but do run a knife around the edges to make sure they don’t stick. I just line the bottom of my non stick tin. Slicing Brownies is a careful affair. You need to not apply too much pressure with your knife due to the fudgy middle (ditto). Sawing until you’ve cracked through is the best idea followed by a gentle push downwards. A sharp knife is best and wipe it after every slice to keep clean edges. They do keep very well in an air tight tin/tupperware sandwiched betwixt and between with greaseproof or baking paper.
To make them Gluten Free simply substitute Gluten Free Plain Flour for the standard Plain.
Can You Freeze Brownies?
The answer to that is yes. Wait till they are absolutely cold. I advise you freeze them intact and uncut in the Brownie slab. Wrap them in a double layer of cling film and then a double layer of silver foil. To thaw simply leave them uncovered at room temp for at least four hours. Slice carefully as above.
- Digital Scales
- Wooden Spoon
- Baking Tin Liner/Baking Paper
- Baking Tin – mine is 8 ” loose bottomed square tin
These Nutella Brownies are out of the ball park delicious and crazily easy to make.
- 125 grams unsalted butter
- 200 grams Nutella
- 300 grams caster sugar
- 3 large eggs beaten
- 130 grams plain flour
- 40 grams dark cocoa
Preheat the oven to 170 C and line an 8" square tin or 6" by 9" or similar.
Put the Nutella and butter in a saucepan and melt gently whilst stirring with a wooden spoon.
Take off the heat and mix in the sugar first followed by the beaten eggs. Add the flour and cocoa and mix until glossy and smooth.
Pour into your baking tin.
Bake for 30 mins or so. I use a tooth pick at 25 mins. If the toothpick comes out with only a couple of crumbs then it's done.
Cool in the tin. Cut into squares.
Apply to Rolling Eye'd Face.
I like to use white caster sugar when baking Brownies to get a smooth top.
I use a Bake-o-Glide liner cut to fit my 8" tin.
Try not to open the oven until 25 mins have gone by. You can then test the doneness with a tooth pick quickly.
Here is another INCREDIBLE Easy Nutella recipe-
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