Hello and happy Monday everyone! To start off National Chocolate Week I thought I would share my latest charity bake with you, Nutella Brownies! I’m really happy that my fundraising has been going very well at work, my home-baked treats appear to be a success and I’m getting closer to my £100 target every week 😀
But anyway, on to the baking…
I’ve been wanting to try this recipe for a while after seeing it on numerous blogs and since I haven’t actually made traditional brownies before, I thought it would be a safe way to get me into brownie making without too much going wrong.
The nutella contains the sugar, fat and cocoa that would usually be present in any other brownie recipe and these little treats had the gorgeous fudgy texture and crispy top of any usual brownie, a definite success and a new favourite recipe for me (there seems to be a lot of these recently)!
One thing that wasn’t so great was the greasiness of the brownies once they were out of the baking tray. I’m not sure whether this was because I used greaseproof paper as opposed to baking paper, so I will have to make up another batch to test that out (more brownies, I could think of worse things). Other than this I can’t fault this recipe and would definitely recommend it if you want to make a chocolatey treat this week!
Ingredients (Makes 20)
800g (Two Large Jars) Nutella (or an alternative chocolate spread)
120g Self-Raising Flour
-Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/350F and line a baking tray (23 x 33cm or 9″ x 13″) with baking parchment (not greaseproof paper – this makes the brownies very greasy afterwards)
Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl and mix together for a good few minutes until everything is incorporated together.
When everything is well mixed, pour the brownie mix into the prepared baking tray and place in the centre of the oven for around 25 – 30 minutes, until the brownies are firm but still a little squidgy in the centre.
* If left too long, the brownies will start to shrink from the edges and will become shriveled in appearance, which you don’t want!
Once cooked, removed the brownies from the oven and leave to cool in the tray for at least 15 minutes so they can firm up a bit more. After this cooling time, remove the brownies from the baking tray, cut into individual portions and leave to cool for about 20 minutes on a wire rack.
Alternatively, if you’re like me and can be a little impatient when it comes to eating your goodies, you can eat the brownies as soon as they are cut into individual portions, as they are gorgeous and gooey when warm! 🙂