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15 minutes nutellissimo brownies!


nutella banana brownies

 

This easy and fast recipe will make you stand up on your feet now and go to the kitchen to prepare these inviting nutella banana brownies. Am sure you will find the ingredients home:

  • nutella jar (350g)
  • 3 eggs
  • 15 tbsp flour
  • 2 medium bananas

For the ganache:

  • 200g dark chocolate
  • 200g heavy cream

Mix nutella, eggs and flour and bake in a greased pan for 10 minutes, in the middle rack (180ºC). I used a square pan (18x18cm)

Let it cool before laying the banana slices on top and cover it with the chocolate ganache.

nutella banana brownies

How we make chocolate ganache:

Put 200g of dark chocolate into a large heatproof bowl (must first be chopped into small pieces so that it will melt evenly). Bring 250 ml of cream just to a boil over medium-high heat or put for 3 mns in microwave; pour over chocolate. Let stand 10 minutes.

Stir the mixture very gently, incorporating the cream steadily, without overworking. The mixture should begin to appear glossy.

Let it cool for 20 mns in the fridge before using it.

nutella banana brownies

For a beautiful presentation, decorate the top with edible flowers. I am taking advantage of being in lebanon where i find flowers at my ease.

nutella banana brownies

Personally i find banana pairing beautifully with nutella, but if you are not fond of banana you can replace it with strawberry or pineapple. It tastes also wonderful

nutella banana brownies

These beautiful red flowers created an attractive contrast! Fruits and flowers work like magic. The more colors you have on your plate, the more inviting your dish can be. It’s not a secret that we eat with our eyes first!

nutella banana brownies

Brownies are best served with a perfect round ice cream scoop as Salma, my sister in law says! She is right 🙂

nutella banana brownies

 

Yesterday, I baked this beautiful cake at my in laws, they are chocolate lovers, and here is the proof!

nutella banana brownies

Am sure this cake will not live longer than couple of hours if you are nutella lovers. Sahtein 🙂

 

 

spectacular chocolate cake with red fruits


spectacular chocolate cake with red fruits  1

Today is a happy day! My parents are coming to doha to spend easter holiday. I am so excited! I want everything to be perfect and have a warm welcome.

What’s better than this spectacular chocolate cake with these sexy red fruits and dark chocolate ganache!

It’s a heavenly delicious cake, and i want to share with you the simple recipe and how to decorate step by step.

First to bake the cake, we need:

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 3/4 cup, unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 11/2 tsps of baking soda
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp of vanilla essence
  • 1 1/2 tbsps of instant coffee powder
  • 1 cup of hot water
  • 2 eggs

In a large bowl, sieve the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add the sugar and mix well with the dry ingredients.

Make a well in the center and add the milk, oil, vanilla essence and beaten eggs and mix. Finally add the hot coffee melted in the cup of hot water and mix.

Pour the cake batter into the prepared cake pans and bake in the middle rack of the oven (180ºC) for 40 mins or until a skewer comes out clean. Start checking from 35 mins onwards.

chocolate cake

Cool for 30 mins before inverting onto a wire rack.

Meantime lets prepare the ganache:

  • 450g dark chocolate
  • 2 cups of heavy cream

The chocolate must first be chopped into small pieces so that it will melt evenly.

chopped chocolate

Put chocolate into a large heatproof bowl. Bring 2 cups of cream just to a boil over medium-high heat or put for 3 mins in microwave; pour over chocolate. Let stand 10 minutes.

choc in heavy cream

Stir the mixture very gently, incorporating the cream steadily, without overworking. The mixture should begin to appear glossy.

ganache

Make sure the cake is completely cool.

ganache ready

Pour ganache over cake

ganache on cake 2

chocolate cakeIt already started to look fabulous!!

Wash and dry the red fruits and spread them evenly on ganache on top of the cake

spread evenly red fruits

Sprinkle icing sugar over

sugar sprinkle

That’s what i call a pleasure for the eye!

spectacular cake 2

Now my cake is ready to welcome my dearest parents. Can’t wait 🙂

spectacular cake 3