This recipe turned out something way different that it was intended to. But boy, this is waaaay better than the original hazelnut bar was supposed to be. It is a brownie-like delicious chocolate mess with a huge amount of hazelnut. The ideal dessert because let me tell ya, it is better than brownies. So, need I say more?
I'll just go ahead and give you the recipe and dare you to make it today, I mean NOW :) You will so not regret it!
Super Chocolatey Hazelnut Bars
for a 20x30 cm pan
for the dough
250 gram flour
1 tablespoon Dutch cocoa powder - unsweetened
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
200 gram dark chocolate
140 gram hazelnut + 30 gram ground hazelnut
250 gram soft butter
150 gram brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
for the chocolate cream
150 gram dark chocolate
30 gram butter
1 tablespoon oil
Mix the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl.
Beat the butter with the sugar until fluffy. Add in the eggs (one at a time) and vanilla and mix well. Add in the dry ingredients in 3 parts.
Chop the nuts and chocolate into very small bits and mix into the dough with a wooden spoon.
Place the dough into the pan and bake it for 30 minutes on 160C.
When you take it out of the oven it won't be fully baked but don't worry, let it chill for 20 minutes.
Now it's time for the cream. Melt the chocolate,butter and oil over boiling water and when the bar is cool, spread it on top. Chill it for another 15 minutes and cover it with ground hazelnuts.