Nutty Chocolate & Coffee Brownies

This is absolutely perfect for all the chocolate lovers out there! Give it a try, We’re sure you’ll love it.

(Makes about 12 brownies)

50g dark Fair Trade chocolate, roughly broken up
110g butter
2 eggs, beaten
225g unrefined (golden) Fair Trade sugar
50g plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt
100g hazelnuts (chopped in half)

For the frosting:
100g butter, softened to room temperature
100g icing sugar
100g cream cheese
1 tablespoon strong black Fair Trade coffee

Pre-heat oven to 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4.
Grease a tin measuring approximately 27cm x 18cm and line with baking parchment, allowing paper to rise 3cm obove the tin.
Toast hazelnuts in oven for 10 minutes (maximum) until lightly browned.
Melt chocolate and butter in a bowl over a pan of simmering water.
Sieve flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl.
Stir in sugar.
Beat in eggs and chocolate mixture until well-mixed.
Stir in hazelnuts.
Pour mixture into the tin and bake for 30-40 minutes until centre springs back when lightly pressed.
Remove from oven and allow to cool completely in tin.
To make frosting, beat butter and icing sugar together until pale and fluffy.
Beat in cream cheese and coffee.
Spread frosting on cooled Brownies.
Chill in fridge for 30 minutes, then cut into squares.

[jaw_panel_box panel_title=”With Thanks” message_style=”info” ]Recipe supplied by Oxfam NZ via the big fair bake[/jaw_panel_box][jaw_clear]

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