Monday, January 3, 2011

Nutella Fudge Brownies


I really wasn't going to bake for a few weeks.  Well, maybe just bread for breakfast or a biscuit for dinner.  But not desserts.  However... today I was perusing my inundated Foodbuzz inbox and came across Lynn's, I'll Have What She's Having, blog post and I simply couldn't help myself.  One bowl, no mixer, 4 ingredients and the main ingredient being Nutella.  Wow!

A little research on this recipe led me to Abby Dodge's website and her new book Desserts 4 Today: Flavorful Desserts with Just Four Ingredients.  While I haven't actually put my hands on this book (yet!), I'm thinking it would be an undeniable treat.  With only 4 ingredients completing each recipe listed, this book has been described as ideal for novice bakers looking for less complex recipes or for the seasoned baker looking to take a bit of a break while still serving an excellent treat.  If this recipe is any indication, the above sentiments are right on.

My husband laughed as I gushed about Abby's covers on Bon Appetite, and he commented that it wasn't like she was "on the cover of the Sports Illustrated's Swim Suit Edition, or anything".  In mock shock I informed him that her cover was far better!

With our new found love for Nutella, these little treats were a must try.  With the total assembling, mixing and baking time under 20 minutes in combination with smiles all around, they are a must keep.  Thanks, Abby!!




Nutella Fudge Brownies
Posted with permission from Abby Dodge

1/2 cup Nutella
1 egg
5 Tbs all-purpose flour **
1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts (we didn't use these... Liv doesn't like nuts!)
powdered sugar for dusting (this looks like a 5th ingredient, but we subbed it for the nuts!)

Preheat oven to 350º.  Lightly spray a mini muffin tin with cooking spray.

In a medium bowl mix the Nutella and egg together until smooth. Add the flour and mix until smooth.  Add the flour and mix until completely incorporated.

Lynn's next step here is vital to the recipe:  Try not to eat the batter as there is just enough to fill the mini muffin tin!

Spoon batter into the mini muffin tin, filling about 3/4 full.  If using chopped hazelnuts, sprinkle them onto the muffins now.   Place the tin into the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes.


Remove from oven and dust with powdered sugar if desired.

**  I subbed 2 Tbs of the all-purpose flour to easy my baking guilt!  Worked beautifully!

40 comments:

  1. Your brownies look great! I'm so glad my post inspired you to try them, everyone should!

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  2. Welcome to the Abby Dodge fan club. You really do need to buy the book. It's full of good stuff.

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  3. I knew I should have bought that 2-pack of Nutella at Costco today! Delicious little brownies and I absolutely love that there are only 4 ingredients!

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  4. Oooh I love Nutella, and also how simple these look to make! Yum :)

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  5. How nice. Am on the lookout for recipes like these that my children can make on their own. Thanks!

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  6. And bookmarked :) who doesn't want a great brownie in under 20 minutes!

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  7. Oh dear, I need to get some nutella because I am drooling! Thank you for the recipe!

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  8. I'm so happy you've discovered Nutella! I grew up with it & can't get enough of it to this day! This recipe looks and sounds like a keeper! I think I need that book too! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. YUM! I just had a very long lunch with my friend from Sardinia. He said, and I quote, "Nutella is the best thing to come out of Italy in 200 years!" It's confirmed! By an Italian! LOL!

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  10. Kim, I just finished reading your PG review on CC and decided to check out your blog. Imagine my delight when the first blog entry I see is talking about Nutella -- and me just licking the Nutella and graham crackers off my mouth at the very same moment! Talk about irony! Love of Maui (no ka oi!), love of travel, love of Nutella ... we must be kindred souls! LOL :-D

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  11. How in the world are there are 4 ingredients?! This just seems too good to be true! I will have to make them myself just to prove that your not lying ;)

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  12. looks wonderful soft and delicious

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  13. Hi Kim, Thanks for stopping by my blog and your lovely comment. These little Nutella brownies look wonderful, and since Nutella is one of my most favourite things I will definitely be trying them.
    Sue :-)

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  14. OMG I love everything about this brownie. I love how they look, I love Nutella and I love the idea of a simple recipe! Thank you

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  15. Oh wow! Those look great! ... My birthday is coming up and I think I just might have found the perfect chic, delicious and super cute dessert for the party :)

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  16. I LOVE Nutella!!! These look great.

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  17. I read Nutella and of course I had to stop by. Then I read 1 bowl, 4 ingredients, no mixer and I thought: this is simply perfect for one of my next adventure baking with my little student. Perfect, so perfect. So addictive!

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  18. Wow, 4 ingredients in these little beauties? I'm completely sold! I know they're going to be a huge hit in my house since my hubby can't get enough Nutella...and luckily that means it's always on hand, lol!

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  19. Oh wow. I do love me some nutella. I might not be able to stay away from the sweets after all. These are now at the top of my Must Make list.

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  20. Love, love, love nutella! Well and brownies for that matter! These look scrumptious! I bet they were delicious...wish I had one right now! :)

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  21. I wasn't going to do any baking for a while either, but these will definitely make me change my mind :-)

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  22. Oh those look tasty! So pretty and decadent. Small, so they can't be too sinful, right? Definitely worth diving back into baking. And only 4 ingredients. Such a winner. Bravo!

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  23. Wonderful, I can't wait to try these!

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  24. with only 4 ingredients you made these mouth watering brownies? sounds too good to be true. oh, but it is.
    i have to check that famous book out.
    thanks for sharing
    Hope you'll have a wonderful day

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  25. I have never tried Nutella. With everyone writing about it, I may have to give it a try!

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  26. Oh man, perfect! I used Nutella in some of the kolache I baked for Christmas and have about half a jar of it left...this sounds like the best way to finish it off! Plus, who can beat 4 ingredients?

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  27. I am lucky enough to have the cookbook, and it rocks. So far, the nutella fudge brownies are my favorite recipe. A-ma-zing!!!

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  28. Oh how awesome I am sure these are! I love that you made them into little cups instead of the usual square brownies. Very creative, loving it!

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  29. Happy New Year Kim!! And what a way to start.. these "BABAM" brownies are to die for!!

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  30. These look so good. I'm practically licking the computer screen. I love to bake and am not afraid of a complicated recipe, but it's SO refreshing to have recipes like this that can be whipped up in no time. Sweet tooth cravings don't like to be kept waiting, after all!

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  31. Oh look they're all lined up and waiting to go into my mouth! YAY! This would be perfect for a certain group of girls wanting to learn to bake...

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  32. I love Nutella! I love brownies! I know I'm gonna live this recipe! WOW! Awesome! Thanks.

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  33. Yum! I always have a jar of Nutella in my pantry at all times. This recipe sounds great.

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  34. I dont think there is anything better in this world than nutella and paired with brownies....it must taste heavenly.....mmmmmmmmm

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  35. These sound delicious, and I DO have a jar of Nutella in my panty just begging to be used... :)

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  36. Loooove Nutella, I am bookmarking this one. Thanks for sharing.

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  37. How much gram is 1/2 cup nutella ?

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  38. Anonymous... I'm so sorry, but translating to metric has never been my strong suit in math!! I don't want to give you the wrong measurements, but I found this site that might help:
    http://www.annamariavolpi.com/page32.html
    As the cup is a dry measurement, I'm not sure you want to translate into grams? Ugh! I'll have to ask my son when he comes home from school, he's so much better at this than I am!

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  39. Okay thanks anyway !

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  40. I made these brownies today...thumbs up! I did mine a bit differently....my son gave me a Nordicware Brownie Bites pan for Christmas. It makes 16 small brownies with a small indentation on the top of each one. After baking, I miixed Nutella with marshmallow Fluff and filled in the indentation...looks pretty and tastes divine. Such a simple recipe and so much flavor!

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