I’m about to admit something that will probably cost me half of my dear readership. I don’t really like Nutella. I’m sorry to disappoint you all, I really am, but I just have to be honest here. I love chocolate, and I adore hazelnuts, and I like to spread things on bread… but the combination of those things just doesn’t thrill me like it does most people. And Nutella isn’t the problem, I’ve tried all the brands, from the most artisanal to the mass industrial versions, and none of them excite me.
So now that I’ve gotten that embarrassing confession off my chest, let’s get back this recipe. It is so quick and easy, I let my 4-year-old make it with only limited supervision. The flavor of hazelnuts really shines through, and the consistency of the brownies is perfectly soft and chewy. I was finally able to eat the equivalent of half a jar of Nutella, and really get excited about it. So, while I’m not sure this recipe is going to be very good for me in the long run, I am pretty sure it’s magic.
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/4 cups (13 oz or 370 g) chocolate-hazelnut spread (like Nutella)
- 1/2 cup (70 g) all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Lightly spray an 8×8″ (20 x 20cm) baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
Beat eggs on high speed in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or hand beater) until combined and frothy. Add chocolate-hazelnut spread and beat until smooth. Add flour and salt and beat slowly, scraping down sides of bowl as needed, until combined. Pour into prepared dish; smooth surface with a spatula.
Bake brownies until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 25–30 minutes. Let cool, then cut into 9 pieces and serve.