I love anything chocolate hazelnut flavoured. Anything. Kinder Bueno is my favourite chocolate bar and I love Nutella on everything. I was craving something chocolate-hazelnut one day so I decided to make Nutella Brownies! I was in a hurry so I didn’t have a proper recipe. Which wouldn’t have mattered even if I did because I had NO weighing scale, NO measuring cups, NO measuring spoons. I just had a bowl and a wooden spoon. No mixer, electric beater, nothing. It’s like living in cavemen times!
So this is a completely out-of-the-blue, make-it-up-as-I-go-along recipe. Fingers crossed this turns out well!
Ingredients (PLEASE NOTE: These are all estimates because I had nothing to measure with!)
150 g butter
1/2 cup sugar
100 g Lindt milk chocolate
350 g Nutella (yes that’s a lot I know!)
1 cup plain flour (or more until batter looks quite thick-ish)
- I melted butter, sugar, Nutella and chocolate in a bowl over a pot of boiling water (I still don’t know the proper word for this technique).
- When fully melted, I put it aside aside to let it cool slightly. Then cracked in 2 eggs and mixed well.
- Add flour into mixture. Then mix well.
I had to show you this picture. I don’t know why it’s all clumpy and weird looking! I was fearing the WORST!
- Line a tray with greaseproof paper and bake it at 180°C for about 20-25 minutes.
And then I did the smart thing and completely forgot about the time. So it got completely burnt! The top and bottom was solid and crunchy. The edges were impossible to bite through so I cut it off. The middle bits were somewhat salvageable. I did what I could to save some of it.
I decided to slap on a generous amount of Nutella to hide how burnt it actually was. The middle bits look quite moist I have to say but it was very crunchy. It tasted good though. For what it’s worth, it may have turned out quite nicely if I haven’t forgotten about it in the oven! I made this quite differently from my Chewy Chocolate Brownies that I made before, which was the best brownie in the world I have to say (can’t take all the credit, it was mom’s recipe). I should’ve gone back to it and just added Nutella, but too late now!
There’s something we can all take away from this:
1) Always, ALWAYS use a timer!
2) If all else fails, just slather on a whole lot of Nutella (no use counting calories at this point!).
I put it in the fridge to keep and took it out the next day to eat. But it was ROCK SOLID. Literally. I couldn’t even get a knife to cut through it, much less being able to bite it! Because the top and bottom were so burnt, the brownie became extra hard. If it hit you on the head, it might just knock you out!