Monday, June 30, 2014

Ferrero Rocher Brownie - Rich Version


FIL is finally back home since last Monday. There are a lot of adjustment for everyone after he is back home, especially for MIl and helper. FIL has been activated them so much even though there is a nurse to take care of him for 12 hours from 8am to 8pm for 2 weeks interim period. However FIL still prefer to call MIL and helper, house chores has been piling up, dear son's schedule has been disturb, MIL's relax time has lessen so much. Only for a week, I can see that MIL is so drained up, as she needs to serve my FIL 24 hours, walk in and out the room countless times when FIL rang the bell. Yup, dear husband got him a bell as he has complaint that MIL and helper didn't go in immediately after he shouted them for a few times. Although I have told MIL many times to wake us up if FIL needs to change diaper at midnight etc, she didn't as she do not wanna disturb our sleep since we need to work the next day. 

Although we prefer not to have 2nd live in helper but looking at MIL's haggard face and dragging foot steps due to the tiredness, the hiring is necessary to relief MIL especially the waking up by FIL at midnight as I dun think she can take it any longer. She is not only drain physically, mentally too as it is not easy to serve a not so good temper patient. Hope once the new helper comes in will be able to relief MIL, at least from physically....

Well back to my bakes, you may have spotted the Bakericious's chopping board in the above photos, that is the birthday present from my friends. So nice and sweet of them to carve the logo on it, I love this present to bits :D. I used it immediately for photo shoot with my bakes but only wait till now then have chance to post up the front face heeheehee....

I always think that chocolate and hazelnuts are the best combo, a perfect marriage of intense cocoa flavour and nutty fragrance.So there is no doubt that I cannot resist to keep baking the FR brownie which come with best of both worlds heeheehee...

Recipe adapted from Jessie's Cooking Moments and Eileen's Diary

Ingredients :
150g dark chocolate, chopped (I used 65%)
90g butter, chopped
80g brown sugar
pinch of salt
2 eggs at room temperature + lightly beaten
1/2 tsp vanilla extract (I used 1/4 tsp pure vanilla powder)
65g plain flour, sifted
15g cocoa powder, sifted
4 ferrero rocher (I used 8 ferrero rocher)

Method :
1. Preheat oven to 170C. Line an 8" x 3.5" x  3" inch baking pan with baking paper.
2. Mix flour and cocoa powder together, set aside.
3. Melt chocolate and butter in a heat-proof bowl over a pot of barely simmering water. Stir gently and constantly until smooth. 
4. Add sugar and salt, stir until all sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat.
5. Continue to stir for 30 seconds. Add beaten eggs and mix well.
6. Add vanilla extract and mix well.
7. Add flour and cocoa powder mixture in 3 separate rounds, mix well in each addition.
8. Pour 1/2 brownie batter into the baking pan. 
9. Add an even layer of Ferrero Rocher and push in the rocher and cover with remaining 1/2 of brownie batter. Flatten with dough scraper.
10.  Bake at 170C for 5 mins, reduce to 160C and continue to bake for 25 mins or until the cake tester come out clean.
11. Let it cool down completely in the baking pan .
12. Chill it for 4 hours before slicing.

Tips :
1. Take a picture of the Ferrero Rocher after placing them on the brownie batter to remind you the position of them after baking. This is for perfect cutting when ½ of the Ferrero Rocher will show up on each piece of the brownie.
2. Use a hot knife for cutting and clean the knife after each cutting.

The luscious brownie is deep, dark, chocolaty, moist, rich, definitely will satisfy all of your sweet-tooth and chocolate cravings.
This is a hit for everyone, I have baked many times and no one is able to resist these moist, fudgy bites of brownie! The only "negative" comment is too rich for some of them that cannot eat much, so some will vote for this version of FR brownie. Although I like both of them but if need to vote for one, I will definitely choose this version for the taste and texture, a definite keeper.  And since I love this recipe, I actually came out a light version out from this recipe, will post it out soon.

This post is linked to the event, Little Thumbs Up organised by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids and Doreen of My Little Favourite DIY and hosted by Jozelyn Ng of Spice Up My Kitchen.


  1. 要照顾病人,真的件既不容易的差事,你家婆无怨无悔的付出,


  2. 看了好想吃。。。哈! 还看到有刻上你家牌子的木板, 很特别的!

  3. Jess, Love the board with your logo on it. Your friends are so sweet... your cake too :)

  4. These brownies look sinfully delicious! I too love the combo of chocolate and hazelnuts.

  5. 把logo刻在木板上真的好特别。。这浓郁巧克力蛋糕配上FR好绝配哦。。

  6. Hi Jess, very chocolaty brownies ... I love the combo of chocolate & hazel nuts too ^-^

  7. Hi this rich brownie and your logo chopping board is very unique too . Is not easy to the care of elderly but please do take care of yourself too.

  8. Jess,这一定很好吃。。。
    真的吔!喜欢你家那特别木板logo 可爱。

  9. The first thing that caught my eyes is your lovely chopping board with your logo, I love it to bits too! I wouldn't mind trying this rich version of FR brownie as I love dark chocolate! Hope things settle well and you get a good reliable 2nd helper to relieve your mil soon.

  10. Jess, I wish your FIL speedy recovery!
    The chopping board looks so nice!
    Thanks for linking up your post, do take care!

  11. 照顾生病的老人家真的很不容易,所以你一定要好好照顾自己,也要保持positive的好心情。

  12. Hi Jessie,

    You have Bakericious's chopping board!!! Very professional, leh :D

    Hope that your FIL recovers well. Totally agree that juggling with family is tough. Should sit back and enjoy your FR brownies :D


  13. Jess, what luscious brownies! I pity your MIL. Not easy being a care-giver.

  14. 很贴心很好看的沾板。。好喜欢。 那个不rich的我都还没来得及做,你的rich版本就来了,很快手。

  15. Jess,
    I saw this in Jessie's blog too.
    Love the fourth click very much.
    Oh wow! You have a lovely bakericious chopped board ...I love it

  16. Hi Jess, can I use a square baking tray for this brownie? If yes, what size should I use? Thanks!

    1. You can use 8" square pan but need to double the recipe. If not, you try use 4-5" square pan.

  17. Hi Jess, can I bake this in 8"x5"(W)x3"(H) loaf tin? Plan to bake this tomorrow so appreciate if yo can reply. Thanks!

    1. Apolgoise for late reply as I am busy with work that hardly can blog, I think should be ok but that the brownie a bit shorter.


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