Marmalade Hazelnut Brownies
‘Why don’t you make that chocolate marmalade cake again, you haven’t put that on your Blog’ P said, he knows I very rarely make things twice these days since I always want new recipes for my blog so he must have thought the chocolate marmalade cake was a safe request. It was, I had no idea what he was talking about! “You know, that one you made with the failed batch of marmalade which we still have jars of in the back of cupboard’. Kind of him to remind me about the failed marmalade! It did prompt vague recollections of using marmalade in several recipes for a while but I couldn’t for the life of me remember the cake but that wouldn’t stop me. One of P’s favourite cakes are brownies so I thought I would give a brownie recipe a twist with the marmalade. The recipe I have used is from New Zealand’s good old Edmonds Cookery Book but tweak quite a bit with the added ingredients.
- 125g butter
- 1/4 cup cocoa
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp marmalade
- 1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts
- 1/2 cup plain flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- Preheat oven 180 degrees centigrade.
- Grease and line a square 20cm shallow cake tin
- Melt butter in a pan.
- Remove from heat and add cocoa, sugar and marmalade and stir for 2 minutes to make sure marmalade has disolved.
- Beat in eggs one at a time.
- Sift flour and baking powder and add hazelnuts and stir to combine all the ingredients.
- Pour into a prepared baking tin.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes. Should be firm to touch but an inserted knife should be a little moist when removed.
- Once cooked allow to cool for five minutes and then turn out onto a cooling rack.
- Dust with icing sugar once completely cool or serve warm with ice cream.