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.
See recipe video here.
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