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Hazelnut Brownies

Cooking time: 2 hrs 30 min
Number of servings: 40

List of ingredients:
150g unsweetened chocolate  
225g margarine  
500g sugar  
4 eggs  
125g all purpose flour  
1 teaspoon baking soda  
1 teaspoon salt  
1 teaspoon vanilla extract  
Hazelnut Buttercream:
125g toasted and skinned hazelnuts  
10g all purpose flour  
50ml light corn syrup  
1 tablespoon maple extract  
55g unsalted butter  
100g powdered sugar  
Chocolate Glaze:
180g semi sweet chocolate  
50ml heavy cream  
30g unsalted butter  
25ml light corn syrup  

Cooking procedure
1. Preheat oven to 400 F / 200 C 2. To make the brownies melt the chocolate with margarine in a heavy saucepan over low heat stirring constantly. 3. Remove from heat and whisk in the sugar, then whisk in the eggs one at a time, followed by vanilla. 4. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, soda and salt, then fold into the chocolate mixture. 5. Pour into a lightly oiled 13 X 9 inch cake pan and bake for 30 - 40 min or until the center is set but still soft. 6. Cool on a rack. 7. To make the butter cream, process the hazelnuts and flour to a fine grind (the flour will help to keep the nuts from expelling oil). 8. Mix with the corn syrup and maple extract until blended. 9. Set aside for 30 min. 10. In a separate bowl, beat the butter with the sugar until light and fluffy. 11. Mix with the hazelnut paste until fully mixed. 12. To begin assembly spread the hazelnut butter cream over the brownies and refrigerate for 30 min. 13. Meanwhile make the glaze by gently melting the chocolate with the heavy cream and butter. 14. Whisk in the corn syrup until fully blended. 15. Remove the brownies from the refrigerator, pour the chocolate glaze over them, covering the hazelnut butter cream, then return pan to the refrigerator for an additional 60 min. 16. Sprinkle with crushed hazelnuts, cut into finger sized pieces.

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