Hazelnut Brownies with Chocolate Icing



1 cup hazelnuts ground to consistency of cornmeal
¾ cup Flour or Gluten Free Flour mix
½ cup sugar
½ tsp salt
¼ cup butter or margarine
6 semi-sweet chocolate squares, 170 grams.
2 eggs


¼ cup butter or margarine
¼ cup cocoa
½ tsp vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar
3-4 Tbsp milk or rice or almond or soy milk

Brownies Method

Butter an 8″ square pan and dust with cocoa.Coarsely grind hazelnuts with flour, sugar & salt in the food processor. Set aside.
In a saucepan or microwave, melt butter. Remove from heat and add chocolate squares in pieces. Mix with a wooden spoon until melted. Add eggs, one at a time. Add the hazelnut preparation and mix.
Pour into the pan and smooth the surface, as it will be very thick.
Bake at 350F 15 to 20 min. Let cool before icing.

Icing Method

Melt the butter, add cocoa and vanilla. Incorporate the powdered sugar & milk (add sugar in 3 batches and milk in 2). Mix until smooth.
Spread onto the cooled brownies. Cut into 1″ squares.


About Kathryn

Hello and welcome to the Brick Road Creative Studios blog! My name is Kathryn, feel free to take a look around. I hope you find some helpful and inspiring bits and pieces here.
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