Saturday, January 22, 2011

Hazelnut Brownies

I saw some Killer Kahlua Brownies on Cookie Madness.  I thought the brownies looked fudgy and like they baked in to what I think are perfect brownies.  So I had to make them.  But we don’t drink/use Kahlua, so I decided to try some other flavoring.  I used some Torani hazelnut flavoring. 

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I decided to kick up the hazelnut flavor and added some Ghirardelli Luxe Milk Chocolate with Hazelnuts to the brownies (the Kahlua recipe has semi sweet chocolate chips).  These sure seem like they are made with dark chocolate, but it’s just cocoa powder.  Since I only had a 3 ounce bar of the Milk Chocolate, I did also add 3 ounces of Lindt 70% Excellence dark chocolate as the original recipe has six ounces of semi sweet chocolate chips.  I did really like the addition of the hazelnut milk chocolate and wish I’d had more nuts to add.  The hazelnut flavoring isn’t too strong, but you do get a taste of it after eating a bite or two, almost to where you’d think there was something there, but have a hard time thinking what it was.

DSCF3469 Hazelnut Brownies, by Katrina, adapted from Anna at Cookie Madness and Dying For Chocolate

1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted

6 tablespoons cocoa powder (30 grams)

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

2 tablespoons boiling water

2 tablespoons hazelnut flavoring

1 cup granulated sugar (200 grams)

1 large egg, lightly beaten

2/3 cup all purpose flour (80 grams)

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1/8 teaspoon salt

3 ounces Ghirardelli Luxe Milk Chocolate with Hazelnuts, chopped

3 ounces 70% cacao dark chocolate, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line an 8x8 inch square pan with foil.  Spray the bottom of the pan. 

Melt the butter and set aside to cool.  In a medium sized bowl, combine the cocoa powder, baking soda and half the melted butter.  Add the boiling water and hazelnut flavoring.  Stir together with a wire whisk until blended.  Stir in sugar, beaten egg and remaining butter.  Whisk in the flour and salt then fold in the chocolate.  Spread the batter evenly in the pan.  Bake for 27-30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean.  Let cool on a wire rack to room temperature.  Chill in refrigerator for an hour or so.  Remove brownies from pan using foil edges.  Cut into 14 squares. 

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You go get the milk.  I’ve got brownies!

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The foot of snow we’ve had for a couple weeks now is finally starting to melt! 

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Aw!  I know.

I am putting these brownies in a link on Lisa’s blog, Sweet as Sugar Cookies, for her new linky group, Sweets For A Saturday.

22 comments:

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, those brownies look like pure fudge. That idea of swapping in the syrup sounds like a good one, almost like a Nutella flavored brownie or a Ferrero Rocher chocolate. I would love it if you linked these up in my "Sweets for a Saturday" linky party. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/01/sweets-for-saturday-1_21.html

♥peachkins♥ said...

Oh WOW! I'd give an arm for a slice of that brownie!

MaryMoh said...

Oh , my weakness...for brownies! These look SO good. with nuts. Love the last 2 pictures :D

Lauren (PB&G) said...

My eyes got about THISBIG when I saw that first photo. These brownies look phenomenal!

Lisa Ernst said...

These look delectable!! Now, I'm curious where these brownies rank on your list of favorites. I believe in the past you told me the Katherine Hepburn type brownies are your all time fave.....

Tawny @ The Year of the Cookie said...

oh man, chocolate heaven! I like the idea of swapping with the hazlenut flavoring.

Miz Helen said...

Hi Katrina,
Your Hazelnut Brownies look delicious. I sure wish I had one right now. I would like to invite you to bring a dish to my Full Plate Thursday, the linky will be open all week end! Thank you for sharing and you have a great week end!

scrambledhenfruit said...

They look so fudgy and delicious, especially with the hazelnut flavor- yum!

Becky said...

I'm just melting inside looking at those brownies! Oh sweet chocolate, how divine thou art.

Claire @ Claire K Creations said...

These are the richest looking brownies I've ever seen. How delicious!

Jannett said...

your brownies look delicious. :)

Leslie said...

Oh Katrina..these do look perfect. Perfectly fudgy. And I cant turn down anything with hazelnuts. I have my big ass glass of milk, now where are my brownies?? LOL

Mickey said...

Wow those look decadent, perfect for a Valentine's dinner huh?
mickey

Wendy Lojik said...

I LOVE Brownies! These look divine!

briarrose said...

Mmmm...hazelnut...excellent flavor choice. They look rich and delicious.

Pamela said...

Another temptingly delicious dessert!

Kerstin said...

Yum, these look fabulous! We love hazelnuts, great twist on a classic!

Tracey said...

Oh wow, those look decadent! I'm not a huge fan of hazelnuts in and of themselves, but the flavor is delicious.

CaSaundraLeigh said...

I actually use Kaluha quite a bit in baking..so I might use the original recipe, but I definitely want to try your variation too! Fudgey goodness :-)

Farida said...

Amazing recipe for brownies wanna to make it.

farida
http://fbfresh.blogspot.com

Nicola said...

Mouthwatering! I can't wait to try this recipe at home! Oh, this is my weakness---sweets!

Lisa said...

Those brownies look amazing.