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Korova Cookies – Chocolates pretending to be cookies

One benefit of having a 3 kg bag of Valhorna chocolate (see previous post) stored in your wine chiller (yes, the chiller stores 2 of zzz’s favorite things now), is that we can have all the sweets we want, whenever we want, as long as the chocolates last. So when zzz was done with the L’Orange, he continued to flip the good old cyber pages from cafe fernando and found this.

I always loved cookies, its a super easy, feel good snack. But this cookie, is no ordinary comfort food. Its so intense, it shines from the rest.  It basically qualifies as chocolate, but with a different texture – chewiness and slight saltiness of  cookie mixed with the smoothness and bitter sweet taste of chocolate.

ahhhhhh-goodness.

Recipe adapted from http://cafefernando.com/korova-cookies/

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Nutella Brownies

Seriously, who doesn’t like the idea of deep dark chocolate densely packed into cute square packages thats can be easily popped in a mouthful? Scoop up some vanilla ice-cream and yumms, I think (almost) no one can resist.

Been quite some time since zzz baked brownies, and we thought it would be a good idea to give everyone a nice treat on Sunday. Needless to say, all brownies all all snapped out! My dear niece’s eyeballs literally glistened when we told her she could pack an extra brownie for school the next day!

Ingredients

300 g good dark chocolate (Valrhona was used here)

– 225 g butter

– 175 g raw sugar

– seeds from half a vanilla pod

– 4 eggs

– 180 g self raising flour

– 100g chopped Hazelnuts

– Generous servings of Nutella

Preheat oven 170 deg celcius. Line a 9 by 9 inch square tin with parchment paper. Melt chocolate, butter, sugar and vanilla in double boiler. Remove from heat. Beat the eggs slighlty and add to chocolate/butter mixture slowly, whisking all the time. Fold in flour and chopped hazelnuts. (Add 2 tablespoons of milk if the batter is too dry). Bake for 20-25 minutes. Insert toothpick to test if the cake is done, a little chocolaty gooeyness is OK! Spread nutella generously on brownies.

Nutella Brownies

Seriously, who doesn’t like the idea of deep dark chocolate densely packed into cute square packages thats can be easily popped in a mouthful? Scoop up some vanilla ice-cream and yumms, I think (almost) no one can resist.

Been quite some time since zzz baked brownies, and we thought it would be a good idea to give everyone a nice treat on Sunday. Needless to say, all brownies all all snapped out! My dear niece’s eyeballs literally glistened when we told her she could pack an extra brownie for school the next day!

Ingredients

300 g good dark chocolate (Valrhona was used here)

– 225 g butter

– 175 g raw sugar

– seeds from half a vanilla pod

– 4 eggs

– 180 g self raising flour

– 100g chopped Hazelnuts

– Generous servings of Nutella

Preheat oven 170 deg celcius. Line a 9 by 9 inch square tin with parchment paper. Melt chocolate, butter, sugar and vanilla in double boiler. Remove from heat. Beat the eggs slighlty and add to chocolate/butter mixture slowly, whisking all the time. Fold in flour and chopped hazelnuts. (Add 2 tablespoons of milk if the batter is too dry). Bake for 20-25 minutes. Insert toothpick to test if the cake is done, a little chocolaty gooeyness is OK! Spread nutella generously on brownies.