Nutella Brownies

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I have some very important and serious questions to get out of the way before I continue on with this post.

Are you a fudge or a cake brownie person and do you prefer the chewy edges or the soft middle?

Okay, now that is out of the way, let’s move on. 

So, earlier today I whipped up a little homemade nutella and while I could easily sit and just eat the entire jar of it, I felt the need to do something more. 

Insert my favorite brownie recipe ever.  This recipe is so good that I have never felt the need to develop my own.  All I am doing here is adding a little nutella swirl to the top, plus some sea salt to cut all the chocolate-ness that is going  on- because these are some serious chocolate brownies.  The other part that I love about this recipe, no mixer necessary.  Everything can be mixed by hand, it’s simple to put together and pop into the oven to bake!

Recipe:

Adapted from Joy of Baking
 
1 1/2 pounds bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1 cup (2 sticked) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
6 large eggs
2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup nutella
1/2 tablespoon sea salt
 

IMG_2423 Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 9X13 inch pan. 

Using a double boiler, melt the chocolate and butter and set aside. 

In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugar.  Fold in the melted chocolate and vanilla extract. 

In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.  Carefully fold in the flour mixture to the chocolate and sugar mixture until well combined. 

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spoon tablespoon-sized portions of the nutella around the pan. 

IMG_2424 Using a butter knife, swirl the nutella around the batter until well combined. Sprinkle evenly with the 1/2 tablespoon of sea salt. 

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Bake for 40-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. I find 45 minutes works best for me. Remove from the oven and let cool.  Cut into squares and serve.  

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Oh and to answer  my questions above. I like my brownies fudgy and I prefer the chewy edges.

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