Thursday, 5 February 2015

Nutella Ferrero Rocher Brownies


Did you know that today February 5th is World Nutella Day? I love Nutella and could eat it straight from the jar! Yes I know it's bad for you but it's oh so naughty! I haven't eaten or baked with Nutella for ages so I can't wait to see all the delicious recipes on the blogosphere today. These brownies actually came about because I had a lot of leftover Ferrero Rocher chocolates from Christmas and New Year. Yes it does happen! A colleague loaned me her Ferrero gold tower which I used for my Christmas party and again for my New Year party. We ate most of the chocolates from the first time but I topped it up again and we barely made a dent in it. It's been sitting on the table for weeks now and the biscuit is starting to go a little soft so it was definitely time to bake with them. Alternatively I could sit on my sofa and eat lots and lots of Ferreros and make myself really ill!! 

As Ferrero contain hazelnuts, I decided to pair it with my favourite chocolate hazelnut spread - Nutella. I've had a craving for brownies for a few weeks now so there was absolutely no question about what I would bake. These brownies are very chocolatey and fudgy in the middle with a crispy top which is exactly how I like my brownies. The Ferrero Rocher remained whole and added an extra layer of indulgence to the brownies. Quite a few people were eating around the Ferrero chocolate saving it for last!

I'm sending this to We Should Cocoa hosted by Katie from Recipe for Perfection on behalf of Choclette from Chocolate Log Blog. The theme this month is brownies. 



 my ferrero tower - as you can see there's a LOT leftover! 

 adding nutella to the butter and sugar mixture 

 adding mini chocolate chips at the end 

 ready to go in the oven 

 I love how the Ferrero stayed whole after baking 

 These were taken before sunrise so excuse the poor lighting! You can see how fudgy the brownies are 

 

Makes 15 large squares

225g butter
150g nutella
350g light brown sugar
4 eggs
160g cocoa powder, sifted
190g plain flour, sifted
1 teaspoon baking powder
275g mini chocolate chips
15 Ferrero Rocher chocolates


  • Preheat the oven to 180C. Spray a rectangular baking tray with non stick spray. 
  • In a large saucepan, melt the butter over a low heat. 
  • Turn of the heat and whisk in the sugar.
  • Whisk in the nutella.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, whisking as you go.
  • Then stir in the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder.
  • You should get a thick fudgy mixture.
  • Finally stir in the mini chocolate chips.
  • Pour into the baking tin and level the top with a spatula.
  • Press the Ferrero Rocher chocolates at regular intervals as shown.
  • Bake for approximately 35-40 minutes or until the top is crispy and cooked and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out slightly wet.
  • Allow to cool completely before slicing into 15 squares. 


19 comments:

  1. Drooling over the thought of Nutella Brownie! Great bake!!!! Happy Nutella Day x

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    1. It was so good I baked the same brownie again! :)

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  2. These are beautiful brownies!! Love them!!

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  3. Ros, you are a genius. I'm (don't be too shocked) not that keen on ferrero rocher, but think they would be perfect in brownies. Fudgy in the middle and crisp on the top is just right too. Thanks for entering them into We Should Cocoa. Haven't figured out what I'm going to bake yet.

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    1. Thanks Choclette! These brownies were seriously good and I've already baked them twice now with a plan for a third!

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  4. Very fine idea - a proper treat and I'm sure that the ambassador will love them at the next reception.

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    1. Ha ha lots of comments on the ambasador with this brownie!

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  5. These look stunning. Such a great way to use chocolates. I have a very similar idea coming on my blog for Valentines Day very soon using chocolate box chocolates. The brownies just look amazing.

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    1. The humble brownie is a good starting point. Love your heart shaped chocolate box brownies. yum!

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  6. These look so amazingly indulgent. I now feel slightly miffed that I ate all my ferrero rocher rather than think of a great treat to bake them in!

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    1. I've never had leftover ferreros before - we bought so much to fill the tower we just couldn't eat them all.

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  7. Now that is what I call a perfect brownie! Wow these look fantastic! Would love to try these some time! xxx

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    1. Thanks I hope you get to try them out, they're really good x

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  8. So gorgeous with the whole Ferraro Rocher! Thanks for joining #WeShouldCocoa this month!

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  9. I was searching for some Ferrero rocher towers today when I came across burjalferrero.com

    Awesome stuff!

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