Hazelnut Squares Recipe

Hazelnut Squares Recipe

Ingredients : Makes 9

50 g

65 g

225 g

50 g

2.5 ml

2

2.5 ml

115 g

Plain chocolate

Butter or margarine

Caster sugar

Plain flour

Baking powder

Eggs, beaten

Vanilla essence

Hazelnuts, roughly chopped

Method :
  • Preheat the oven to 180oC/350oF/Gas 4. Grease the base and sides of a 20cm square baking tin.
  • In a heatproof bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water, melt the chocolate and butter or margarine.
  • Remove the bowl from the heat.
  • Add the sugar, flour, baking powder, eggs, vanilla and half  of the hazelnuts to the melted mixture and stir well with a wooden spoon.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared tin. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes, then sprinkle the reserved hazelnuts over the top. Return to the oven and continue baking until firm to the touch, about 25 minutes.
  • Cool in the tin, set on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then unmould on to the rack and cool completely.
  • Cut into squares before serving.

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