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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Nutella Walnut Brownies



Once a while or so, something or other issue crops up in our day to day life for which we hardly have any control. Recently, I discovered that my passport validity got expired few months back but I noticed it last month. So, I thought for renewal as there is a Passport Seva Online service, it would be an easy process. However, after uploading of all the information in their portal, I had to wait for two weeks to fix and online appointment. No sooner do I log in at 6:00PM , all the Interview Slots get over and the message states that please try again tomorrow at same time. So after a lot of persistence , I got an appointment for today. So carrying these brownie to munch at the office if it gets delayed over at the passport office. Wish me luck friends ....


Ingredients:
1/2 cup All purpose flour
1/3 cup Cocoa powder
1 cup Nutella
3/4 Sugar
5 Tbsp Butter(room temperature)
2 Eggs
2 Bananas
1tsp Vanilla essence
3/4 cup Walnuts
1/2 tsp Baking powder
Pinch of salt

Method:
Pre-heat the Oven to 350 Degrees. Line 8" square pan a butter paper with an overhang from all sides.

 In a bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt until thoroughly combined. Mash bananas with a fork and keep aside. Using an electric mixer cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy (it takes 3-4 minutes). Add eggs, blending fully, one at a time. Add in vanilla essence, nutella and mix with a wooden spatula. Add dry flours and gradually to the butter mixture and combine well. 

Mix in the dusted walnuts, scrape the batter into the pan and smooth the surface. Bake for 20-25 minutes (depending upon you Oven temperature). you can insert a toothpick in the center to check, if it comes out with few crumbs(not completely clean) and moist then it is ready. When the brownies are cool, unmold slice them into squares. I frosted them with melted chocolate for extra shine on top. Serve warm and keep the rest in an air tight container.


 Notes:


  • Store properly the brownies as they tend to dry out easily. Keep a small pieces of bread in the air tight   container to keep the brownies soft. Read and followed the same.
  • Make sure everything is room temperature before you start ahead. 

Linking this Nutella Walnut Brownies to Priya's (Easy & Tasty Recipes) ongoing event "Valentine's Day Recipe Contest"

Also to Valarmathi's "Eat.Cook.Delicious.Desserts!" where this month's theme is Walnut.



37 comments:

  1. haha ur passport expired months back mine expired yrs bck and yet to renew it
    and dont worry it wud be done

    coming to this i keep hearing nutella what is it actually
    those brownies look yumm though

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  2. Very cute and romantic presentation, beautifully done..Love to grab some and have rite now;

    Thanks for linking Deepa;

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  3. yummy and inviting recipe.. .
    Ongoing event:
    Know your dairy - Milk Events
    in my blog.

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  4. all the best dear.. cute presentation..

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  5. Hope ur appointment went well...that's a good idea to take some goodies to munch to kill time there..they look yumm !

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  6. I am yet to bake with Nutella. Those brownies are to die for!

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  7. hope things went on well. Beautifully baked brownies

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  8. Fallen in love with the presentation....loved the brownies too...

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  9. yummy and tempting moist brownies.

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  10. Looks yum. Hope your passport get renewed soon.

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  11. This looks delicious,love the presentation.

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  12. love d new look of the blog lady... nutella n brownie can never go wrong rite!

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  13. i love Nutella - i seriously have to hide it from myself :)) awesome brownies and all the best with the passport

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  14. Wish u a Good luck! hope ur pp work gets done quicker! Brownies looks awesome, so cute presentation..love it!

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  15. Nutella brownies ! Wonderful idea, my son would love this...And all the best with the passport. Just remembered I need to renew my son's passport too ! Will definitely give these brownies a try...

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  16. Yummy looking brownies.. nice clicks

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  17. Hope everything goes well... Decadent brownies.. Wish i was near u

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  18. Getting the appointment also took me 2 weeks and then some more time till the passport finally reached home. Am sure the brownies will bring loads of cheer during the wait in the office!

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  19. You have just reminded me that I need to renew mine too!! Love the brownies..will pack for my interview too!!

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  20. Tomar ekhane eshe duto labh holo amar.. i got the see this wonderful recipe and got the info about such wonderful contest.. i did not have idea that such contests happen....by the way.. do you know you have a unique photograpy style...i see a pic and can now almost say that its urs... really like that about you...

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  21. Cute hearts!!!! these stole my hearts!!!!
    Sowmya
    Ongoing Event - Breakfast
    Ongoing Event - Tried and Tasted - Raks Kitchen

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  22. Uff Bangalore er passport office ar bolona. tomar kaj hoeche asha kori.
    nutella brownie khaini kakhono. ja dekhte lagche siggiri banate habe. amar cheleta ja nutella fan.

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  23. so cure and yummy
    http://great-secret-of-life.blogspot.com

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  24. Hope you got your passport renewed by now.I am sure this yummy brownie brightened your day .

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  25. Deepa, I loved your Nutella-Walnut brownies. These look so perfect! Loved the small heart decorations! :)

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  26. Deepa dear brownies are too cute to resist, love the heart shaped cuties, brownie dry hoyegele ami iktu micro kore ni 10 sec er jonno. asha kori passport e problem solve hoyeche

    Sukanya

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  27. Brownie looks yummy and this is definetely a valentine treate.

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  28. Amazingly made brownie. Perfect and fabulous.

    today's recipe:
    http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2013/02/green-peas-kachori-with-spicy-dam-aloo.html

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  29. Looks so cute dear..I loved your pics looks so artistic :) Yum would love to munch on these too :)

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