Monday, July 15, 2013

I Tried It: The Three Ingredient Brownie

Gratuitous closeup of Nutella

Have you been as curious about the myth of the 3 ingredient Nutella Brownie as I have? Seeing it all of the internet, thinking "Hmm...I wonder if that really works?" and then letting your mind carry you away to a lovely daydream about Nutella? I mean, erm. What?

Well, ladies and gentlemen, I bring you good news: It works! Not only does it work, but these may also be my favorite brownies of Brownie Quest 2013 (aka The Quest for the Perfect Brownie).

Here's my spin, which technically includes five ingredients, but 2 are optional.

What you'll need:

(Makes 12-16 brownies)
  • 300g Nutella
  • 65g Self Raising flour (I used Dove's Farm GF blend)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla (Technically optional, but highly recommended. I think it nicely added to the flavor!)
  • hazelnut pieces (to sprinkle over the top, if so desired)

The Brownie Triumvirate.

What to do:

Preheat your oven to 180C/360F.

In a mixing bowl, combine the eggs, vanilla, and flour. I used my handheld electric mixer on low for about 30 seconds. Then add in the Nutella, blending thoroughly. This should take about a minute.

Butter an 8 x 8 inch baking dish (or an approximately sized round dish, as you see below), and pour in the batter (mine was pretty thick - almost between batter and dough in consistency - so don't be alarmed if yours is too. Particularly if you are using gluten free flour.).

Sprinkle the top with a handful of chopped hazelnut pieces (or not, up to you! I just had some leftovers from these Nutella cookies I made a little while ago.)

Pop into the oven for 20-25 minutes.

Whole pan of brownies cooling

Let cool for at least 5 minutes before attempting to cut if you want your brownies to resemble any actual geometric shape. If you're not so picky about aesthetics, let cool for 3 minutes before digging in.

So pretty and full of Nutella.

And in case you're wondering, these are not overpoweringly hazelnutty. There is definitely a taste of Nutella, but it's not as strong as you would expect given that it is one of the main ingredients. These are just super tasty brownies with a really good consistency (on the fudge-y side, not cake-like or dry).

Have you tried these yet? If not, will you now?

No comments:

Post a Comment