Flur De Sel Nutella Brownies

I’ve made a couple brownies in my time … all 20-something years of it. But nothing compares to this recipe.

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  • 2 kinds of chocolate chips
  • Nutella …. Pretty much made out of angel dust
  • Flur de sel …. Pretty much angel dust.

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I was lucky enough to get a personalized bottle of Nutella for Christmas last year – can I just say, how freaking well do my friends know me?!?! and also … Nutella! With my name on it! that screams hands off, doesn’t it?!

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I knew I wanted to do something special with this little gift – I wanted to keep it simple but make sure it was indulgent and blow-your-mind-delicious. Verdict: we have a winner!!

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I also want to defend these brownies beforehand … yes, they’re fudgey – yes, they’re gooey – yes, the flur de sel shines – yes, they’re hella delicious… and no, it’s not quite bikini season yet.

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Aka I got your back, Jack!! (not sure who jack is, but I got his back)

Flur De Sel Nutella brownies

Ingredients

1 cup dark chocolate chips

¾ cups unsalted butter at room temperature

½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 1/4 cups granulated sugar

1/2 cup Nutella

3 large eggs plus 1 egg yolk

1 teaspoon coffee powder

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

½ teaspoon Flur de sel

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Prepare a 9×11-inch baking pan spray with nonstick cooking spray.

In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips and butter. Heat in the microwave for 1 minute then stir.

Continue heating until the mixture is melted and smooth but not scorched. Remove from the microwave and let cool slightly. Stir in the Nutella.

In a large bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, and coffee on medium-high speed until thick. Stir in the cooled chocolate mixture. Add the flour, cocoa, and flur de sel.

Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan. Bake 35 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before slicing.

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Also, in completely unrelated – but totally indulgent news, follow me around town this weekend as my girls and I put our  stretchy pants to good use and eat our way through Kensington Market.

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Double Chocolate Chip Nutella Guinness Bread

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Chocolate + Booze + the weekend.

This is my kinda paaarr-taaayy!!

Cheers to the weekend sweethearts …

After a long week of hustling through the rat race … all a girl wants to do is get reacquainted with some chocolate – a splash ( or two ) of alcohol doesn’t hurt and carbs make it all better.

Technically, I need this bread in my life. I don’t even know if I can call it a bread to be honest, it’s quite cake-like. But, I’m of course thinking ahead … if I call it bread, and due to the fact that I added oats … it’s TOTALLY breakfast food …. or something like that. Can I convince you it’s healthy ? pushing it? – sorry.

But breakfast, that works!! Oh yess …. chocolate and booze before 9:00 am. We got a deal 🙂

I originally made this bread for St. Patty’s day … and then I had to make it twice since. Can I let you in on a little secret ? – Papa LTSL is like a chocolate Hoover Vacuum … he sniffs it out, and consumes it in the blink of an eye. Truth is, I love that man – – I suggest I keep him around for a while.

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My dad and I we have a pretty good thing going, I bake … experiment to my hearts desire and he eats. Even the unsuccessful recipes, he’ll at least try. I remember when I was a lot younger, I burnt scrambled eggs ( yes it’s possible … stop laughing) and he ate every bit of it. I’m sure it was the most disgusting thing ever … but he did. If that doesn’t qualify for him to be my superhero … I don’t know what will.

So, shall we get a slice on what all the jazz is about? – Let’s bake!!

Double Chocolate Chip Nutella Guinness Bread

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2 1/4 Cups Flour

1/4 Cup Cocoa Powder

1/2 Tsp Sea Salt

4 Tsp Baking Powder

1/4 Cup Quick Oats + 1 Tbsp ( keep separate)

2/3 Cups Brown Sugar

1 1/2 Cups Dark Guinness

1/4 Cup Nutella

1/2 Cup White Chocolate Chips

1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips

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Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 oc – prepare loaf pan.

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In a large bowl sift together flour, cocoa powder, sea salt, 1/4 cup of oats and brown sugar.

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In a small bowl, whisk together Guinness and Nutella.

Add your Guinness mixture to your dry ingredients. Mix well.

Add both kinds of chocolate chips. Fill prepared pan, top with 1 tbsp Oats and bake for 45 minuets.

Allow to cool and enjoy!!

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Have a fantastic weekend Ladies and Gents – – stay sweet

xox

Double Cookies and Cream Nutella Cookies

I feel like I owe you big time!! For my lack of posting … especially my lack of posting of my own recipe! The good news is, I do have a good reason for my MIA-ness …. I spent the better part of August fasting for Ramadan and then a couple of days after celebrating Eid, I flew off to Trinidad for a little vacation.

Ramadan – – amazing

Eid – – food coma but amazing

Trip to Trinidad – – the best I ever had ❤

Instead of saying sorry for running away …. I’ll hypnotize you with deliciousness 🙂 I do it out of love.. I love you – – and I love cookies.

Last Saturday, a group of Smart Cookies and I took part in Living The Sweet Life’s first Cookie Crawl, so naturally as if I didn’t eat enough cookies last weekend, I thought this weekend I would share the cookie love with you.

Calling all cookies and cream lovers!! This one is for you …. add some nutella to the mix and you have a fudgy decadent cookie that’s just calling for a tall glass of milk. This is the perfect I’m sorry cookie … it’s also the perfect “hi friends, I went on vacation and spent most of my time at the beach so I didn’t get you anything” kind of cookie …. just saying  – – in case anyone is in such a situation.

Awkward.

*cue the cookies*

Double Cookies and Cream Nutella Cookies

1 1/2 cups Flour

1/2 Tsp Baking Powder

1/2 Tsp Baking Soda

1/2 Tsp Sea Salt

1 Tbsp Cocoa Powder

1/2 Cup Butter – -at room temperature

1/2 Cup Nutella

1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar

1/4 Cup Brown Sugar

1 Egg

1 Tbsp Vanilla extract

1 Cup Hershey’s Cookies and Cream Kisses – – coarsely chopped

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 oc and prepare cookie sheet for baking.

Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, sea salt and cocoa powder.

In a large bowl; mix butter, Nutella,  granulated sugar and brown sugar.

Next, add the egg and the vanilla extract.

Add the dry mixture to the wet and mix well.

Last, add the dose of double cookies and cream – – kisses and Oreos.

Form using an ice cream scoop and bake for 10 minutes ( or 12 for a crispier cookie).

Though this cookie is screaming a glass of milk to me – – I know people pair their cookies with tons of other things. Some prefer a cup of coffee … other’s don’t dunk, they just want to enjoy the cookie… maybe you top you cookie with a little peanut butter ? Cookie Crunchers – – if you’re not dunking in milk, how are you eating your cookies? Leave a comment … I would love to know.

Stay sweet xo

Triple Chip Peanut Butter Swirl Nutella Brownies

Children of the playground!!

I don’t want to talk much today ( and I know you’re shocked, I’m normally a chatty little munchkin!!)

BUT first, I have to wish you all a ….

Trust me when I say, you will thank me for not talking… the less I talk the faster I you can devour every crumb of this yumm-osity!

I’ve already said far too much – – these NEED to happen AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

It’s your duty as a brownie love! As a Chocolate Enthusiast! As a Peanut Butter Addict!!

If I don’t hear back from you – no hard feelings, I know you’ve fallen in love

and are now living happily ever after.

The end.

 

 

…. except not the end because, I really want to share these with you 😀

Triple Chip Peanut Butter Swirl Nutella Brownies 

Brownie Batter-goodness

 

1 1/4 Cup Flour

3/4 Tsp Baking Powder

1/2 Tsp Sea Salt

1/2 Cup Butter

1/2 Cup Nutella

1 Cup Sugar

1 Tsp Vanilla Extract

4 Eggs

1 Cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips – divided 1/2 x 1/2

1/2 Cup Peanut Butter Chips

1/2 Cup White Chocolate Chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 oc. Lightly spray a 9 x 13 inch baking pan.

In a medium bowl, sift together Flour, Baking Powder and Sea Salt.

Over low heat, melt butter. Add Nutella and 1/2 Cup Chocolate chips (feel free to use, chocolate chunks – if you ran out of chocolate chips *cough*)

Stir continuously until melted.

Remove from heat and add sugar. Mix until combined with the chocolate.

Next, add vanilla extract.

Add the eggs, one at a time – so that the heat does not cook them (eww scrambled egg brownie!!)

 

Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix together the magic 😉

Now, add the White Chocolate Chips, the Peanut Butter Chips & the rest of the Chocolate Chips/Chunks.

  

Mmmiiiixx-it-uppp!!

Peanut Butter Swirl

Peanut Butter Flavouring ordered from Fancyflours.com

1 Cup Smooth Peanut Butter

1/3 Cup Sugar

4 Tbsp Butter

2 Tbsp Flour

1/4 Tsp Peanut Butter Flavouring (you can also use extract)

1 Egg

Directions:

Add all of the above ingredients into a medium bowl.

Mix until all of the ingredients are well incorporated.

Now, time to get fancy-pants 😀

Spoon 1/2 of the brownie batter into your baking dish.

Spoon half of the Peanut butter batter in small (or large 😉 ) dollops right on top of the brownie batter.

Add the rest of the brownie batter, on top of all this madness.

Add the rest of the Peanut Butter mixture in spoonfuls on top of the sheet of chocolate.

And Last, but most important – – let’s swirl this mamma jamma (yes.. I just said that 😦 lol)

Using a skewer or a tooth pick, swirl together the fugedy-brownie batter and the salty peanut butter

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Bake for 45 minuets.

(This totally was may have been the longest 45 minutes ever!!)

Allow to cool.

Slice and well… you know the rest 😉

  

Stay Sweet my loves

xoxo