Hazelnut Brown-Butter Brownies

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Here’s an idea. Why not use nut flour to make gluten-free brownies?

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Yields: 20 large brownies
Total Time: 1 hr 30 min
Cook Time: 30 min

Ingredients

7 ounce(s) hazelnuts
1 cup(s) unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoon(s) unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon(s) salt
3 cup(s) sugar
1 pound(s) (4 sticks) unsalted butter
12 ounce(s) bittersweet chocolate (70 percent), chopped
6 large eggs
1 tablespoon(s) tablespoon instant coffee, dissolved in 1 tablespoon of hot water

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line a 9- by 13-inch baking pan with foil, pressing it into the corners and leaving overhang on the 2 short sides.

2. Spread the hazelnuts in a pie plate and toast for 15 minutes, until fragrant and the skins blister; transfer to a kitchen towel to cool slightly, then rub off the skins. Let cool completely. Transfer the nuts to a food processor. Add the cocoa, salt, and 1/2 cup of the sugar and pulse until finely ground.

3. In a large saucepan, cook the butter over moderate heat, shaking the pan occasionally, until nutty-smelling and golden and the foam subsides, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the chopped chocolate; let stand until melted, about 2 minutes. Whisk the butter and chocolate until smooth, scraping up any browned butter solids from the bottom of the pan. Let cool slightly.

4. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the eggs with the remaining 2 1/2 cups of sugar and the coffee until tripled in volume, about 5 minutes. Beat in the chocolate-butter mixture. Add the cocoa-hazelnut mixture and beat to combine, scraping down the bowl. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 50 minutes, until the top is glossy and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few moist crumbs attached. Let the brownie cool completely on a rack, then refrigerate until chilled.

5. Lift the brownie out of the pan and peel off the foil. Cut into 20 pieces and serve.

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