Yes, this is my second post in a row involving Nutella. No, I'm not sorry! With my latest feelings towards Nutella, don't be surprised if all my future bakes include Nutella somehow!
Just this week my husband said to me that it seemed like Nutella was my latest obsession! and then he commented about how I never just like things...but always get obsessed with something! This seemed like a surprise to him! but I've always been this way...when we started dating it was Gwen Stefani/No Doubt - but soon my Gwen covered walls had to get taken down and replaced by photos of Byron instead! When we got married it was polka dots...so our wedding was polka dot themed - in fact I'm still a polka dot lover! America is an underlying obsession that I don't think will ever go away, as are cupcakes! and in the past few years coconut has dominated my latest baking related obsessions until now...
I love nutella so much I have a whole pinterest board dedicated to recipes involving that hazelnutty goodness, and for my birthday last month my friend even managed to find me a Nutella recipe book shaped like a jar of Nutella - how awesome can you get!
So we were craving something sweet, as always, and our cousin from South Africa was visiting so I gave him a few options of what I could bake up and Nutella Brownies was one of them! He said he had never heard or tasted anything like that before so it was a done deal!
This recipe was one of the 'pinterest' stars of 2013 so I knew it would be great! They are some of the fudgiest and most delicious brownies I have baked in a very long time! As far as Nutella flavour went, I could have definitely done with more but that's why I added some melted Nutella and ice cream when serving and that helped give it additional flavour! I loved the addition of the milk chocolate chunks too, when served warm, each chunk was an oozing pool of chocolate-y goodness!!
Bake these up for some Nutella fans...or brownies lovers - they won't be disappointed!
The FUDGIEST Nutella Brownies:
From Buns In My Oven
1 cup unsalted butter
2 1/4 cups caster sugar
1/2 cup Nutella
4 large eggs
1 1/4 cups cocoa powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups plain flour
280g milk chocolate chunks
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Grease a 9x13 baking dish with butter.
In a small saucepan over low heat, melt butter completely. Stir in sugar and continue cooking for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly. Do not allow sugar mixture to boil.
Remove from the heat and stir in the Nutella until well combined.
Pour butter mixture into a large bowl or stand mixer, beat in cocoa powder, eggs, salt, baking powder and vanilla extract. Mix until combined.
Stir in the flour and milk chocolate chunks until just combined.
Spread into prepare pan, the mixture will be very thick and sticky. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a knife inserted comes out with several moist crumbs attached. I usually transfer my brownie pan with a tea towel underneath straight into the freezer and leave for 15 minutes - this helps it remain super fudgy inside.
We served ours with scoops of vanilla ice cream and lashings of melted Nutella - delish!
Eat and enjoy!