Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Nutella Goodness

Hello friends! I'm finally back to the blog world! I know it's been awhile since I've been on here - since I got back from Ecuador, I've just been trying to catch up on life and then slowly catch up on this little labor of love. I have an awesome week lined up on here! So with all of that to say, I have a fabulous recipe for you to try the next time you have a dinner party... or if you are like me, just getting ready to watch Hart of Dixie w/ your hubby on a Monday night =)

I found the recipe on Bellalimento.com and I'm sure there are a ton more fabulous recipe's on there. Go check it out! What I love about it, is it's from scratch, super easy, and still tastes gourmet. Mr. H was drooling over them!

What you’ll need:
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1/2 stick unsalted butter – room temperature
2 large fresh eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup Caramel sauce – room temperature
1/4 cup Nutella – melted {approximately 15 seconds in microwave}
Hazelnuts – roughly chopped to garnish

What to do:
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Into a mixing bowl add your flour, baking powder, salt & cocoa powder. Using a whisk, mix together & set aside. 2. Into your stand mixer add the sugar, butter and mix together until creamy. Add in eggs one at a time. Mix well. Add vanilla. GRADUALLY add in your flour mixture until it’s well combined. Batter should be thick & sticky.
3. Spray an ovenproof 10 x 7 dish with cooking spray. Place a piece of parchment paper (slightly larger than your dish to allow for handles) inside. It will adhere to bottom of dish. Spray the top of the parchment paper as well. Take HALF of your brownie batter and smooth it on top of the parchment paper. Take your caramel sauce and pour it on top of brownie mixture covering entire layer of brownie {careful not to place it too close to edges}. Place the remaining brownie batter on top smoothing it out.
4. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until sides are firm and center is no longer giggly.
5.  Allow brownies to cool completely before removing. Cut your brownies to your desired size using a serrated knife. Make a small indentation with your finger into each brownie. Take your melted Nutella and drizzle over the tops of the brownies. Garnish with the hazelnuts.

This is how mine turned out - DELISH!!


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