Sarah Butler – Chocolate and Hazelnut Brownies Recipe

These chocolate and hazelnut brownies by Sarah Butler are deliciously moreish and super easy to make. Serve warm or cold with ice cream and whipped cream for a real treat dessert! Makes 16. 

175 g butter cubed 

175 g dark chocolate 

80% cocoa 

25 g cocoa powder 

3 eggs 

225 g light brown sugar or caster sugar 

1 tsp vanilla extract 

100 g self-raising flour sieved 

75 g chopped hazelnuts 

75 g chocolate chips 

2 tbsp icing sugar to decorate 

  1. Preheat oven 200C/180C fan/gas 6 
  2. Place 175 g butter, 175 g dark chocolate and 25 g cocoa powder in a large bowl and melt over a saucepan of simmering water until all is melted. 
  3. Beat 3 eggs, 225 g light brown sugar or caster sugar and 1 tsp vanilla extract until pale and fluffy for 2-3 minutes. 
  4. Add chocolate mixture once cooled to the egg and sugar mixture and combine. 5. Fold in 100 g of self-raising flour carefully with a large spoon until all is well combined. 
  5. Add 75 g chopped hazelnuts and 75 g chocolate chips and combine. 
  6. Line a 20cm square tin with baking paper and pour the mixture in, and place in a preheated oven 200C/180C fan/gas 6 for 19-20 minutes. 
  7. Once edges begin to become crispy, remove from the oven and remove baking paper. You want the brownies soft in the middle, otherwise, it will just be a chocolate cake. 
  8. Allow to cool completely before cutting into squares. 
  9. Decorate with icing sugar.


Recipe from Sarah Butler’s cookbook Sarah Butler Home Cooking, available on her website @sarahbutlerathomeofficial

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