As the weather is getting colder and we can finally wear baggy jumpers and allow our inner binge eater to make an appearance, it’s time for the baking posts to make a bit of an appearance on the blog once again. I’ve genuinely been so busy over the past few months, I’ve not had a second to pop on the oven gloves and bake up a delicious treat, however that’s about to change and the sweet tooth inside of me has been craving some home-cooked goodness… and my goodness I mean full of sugar!
I thought I’d bake up some brownies as I’ve not made them in so long, however this time, I’ve decided to pop in a few different ingredients to what I usually would and add some different textures and flavours into the mix and can I just say, it paid of greatly! These brownies are the perfect treat with a cup of tea! They’re so gooey and have such a lovely texture, if I do say so myself!
375g of Caster Sugar
275g of Softened Butter
Around 100g of Nutella
50 – 100g of Ground Almonds
75g of Cocoa Powder
175g of Self Raising Flour
4 Free Range Eggs
1. Grease a rectangle brownie tin with butter and baking parchment and pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees
2. Add the dry ingredients into a bowl and roughly stir together to combine the dry ingredients
3. Add in the other ingredients, leaving the Nutella out for the time being. Mix the ingredients together until a thick but smooth mixture is formed
4. Add the Nutella into he mixture, I add the Nutella a tablespoon at a time as I don’t want it to be too overpowering or sickly, therefore it’s best to add it in small amounts and taste the mixture until it tastes as you desire.
5. Once all the mixture is combined and it stands thick and smooth add the mixture into the brownie tin, I usually fill it about 3/4, as the mixture will rise and you want your brownies to be gooey not under cooked. Adding too much mixture into the tin may result in the centre of your brownies being too runny!
6. Pop the brownies into the oven and bake for around 40-45 minutes. I usually check my brownies after around 30–35 minutes just to ensure they’re not browning too much. If they are simply pop a bit of tin foil over the top of the tin and allow them to bake
7.. Allow your brownies to cool and hen cut them into small chocolate bar sized slices and simply dust with inning sugar!
I hope you guys enjoy the recipe, it’s so easy to do at home and the almond and the Nutella creates a really lovely gooey and textured brownie, it’s a combination that is utterly flawless.