Does anyone have those moments when you’re craving something- don’t have the full ingredient list - but end up creating an incredible meal or bake with what you have on hand?
My Ferrero Rocher Brownies is just that, and was baked without key ingredients - sugar, cocoa powder and butter.
(Sorry pause, what recipe developer doesn’t have these basic ingredients always in the pantry? I need to ask myself some questions, haha.)
Anywho, these brownies are made with just six ingredients - hazelnuts, chocolate, eggs, vanilla extract, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
The hazelnuts are blended into a paste, which replaces the flour & butter (it’s rather magic!), and the sugars in the chocolate provide the sweetness.
The ingredients are simply blended in a food processor, then baked into a divine brownie - with a fudgy interior and cookie-like crust.
The hazelnut flavour that lightly scents the brownies is rather iconic too, hence the name Ferrero Rocher.
Love, Alex. Xx
Be sure to tag me @ballerina_bites so I can see your wonderful recreations.
2 cups (260g) roasted hazelnuts, without skins
1 ½ cups (300g) chopped milk or dark chocolate of choice - I like a semisweet dark chocolate around 40-50%
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 tbsp vanilla extract
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp fine sea salt
Preheat the oven 180°c and line a 20cm square brownie tin with baking paper.
Add the roasted hazelnuts and chocolate into a food processor - blend until a smooth butter.
(The mix will come together in a ball, before loosening into a butter - this can take up to 15 minutes depending on your food processor. The chocolate will naturally melt during this process also.)
Once a smooth chocolatey nut butter, allow the mix to slightly cool, before adding the remaining ingredients.
Blend for a further 30 seconds until the batter forms a dough.
Evenly press the dough into your lined brownie tin, then bake for 15- 20 minutes.
Allow to cool completely, before slicing into 9 - 16 squares.
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Makes 9- 16 Brownies