Holy cow, I've been dying to make brownies with Nutella for an AGE, I love Nutella!!! Personally, I think it should have it's own spot on the food pyramid, you can eat it with a spoon, fruit, in baking, apparently on bread ( I tried it once and thought it was SO nasty!) People love it so much, they had a robbery in Germany, this past April, where the thieves got away with 5 tons of the stuff.....$20,710 worth!!!! See I told you everyone loves Nutella, not just me! If you don't, switch it out for peanut butter. I personally, have eaten several of these brownies, thank goodness I had to take them to a potluck and share, or my family and I would have polished them off in NO TIME, I love them! It was a bad week.... I baked 4 desserts, that you will soon see, and I ate some of them too!! Yikes, fruit season is not skinny season! :) Make these brownies I dare you, then see if you can eat only eat just one! Happy Baking, Natalie
Adapted slightly from, On Sugar Mountain
-1 cup Pamela's Bread Flour
-3/4 cocoa powder(I use dark /regular mix)
-1/2 tsp baking powder
-2 cups sugar
-1 cup butter (melted)
-2 tsp Pure Vanilla extract
-4 large eggs
-1cup Nutella (heated in the microwave 45 seconds)
-1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
-In a microwave safe bowl melt the butter(not scorching,just melted) then add the sugar and whisk, cool for a minute, move onto the flour mixture.
-In another bowl (mixer) add flour, cocoa and baking powder and mix together for 30 seconds or so. Now leave it, go back to the butter.
-Now add the eggs, 1 at a time to the butter and sugar and whisk them in completely, then add vanilla.
-Next,On low, add the butter mix to the flour and mix, combine it, then add the Nutella, mix it again and scrape the sides....until combined then gently add the chocolate chips. Now pour it into the pan and smooth.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, line a 8x8 square pan with parchment paper( I sprayed the bottom to make it stay down) Bake for 55 minutes, it will still be jiggly, but it is done. Cool completely before you take it out of the pan, or it will fall apart. I was impatient, and mine did fall apart. I put mine in the fridge over night then cut it apart in the morning.
In case your wondering why I use big writing, I get tired of having to squint all the time reading other people's stuff.