Friday, September 10, 2010

Nutty Frangelico Chocolate Brownies

frangelico chocolate brownies

This post is sponsored by Nuffnang and Cadbury

For as long as I can remember, I have always had a sweet tooth. As a kid, I loved helping my Nanna make cakes for special occasions because I would get the coveted task of licking spoons clean, and dessert has always been my favourite part of the meal. It’s easy to see that my love affair with chocolate started at an early age, and over time I’ve learned that chocolate has inherent powers. As an apology or romantic gesture, I’ll take chocolates over flowers any day, and there’s no better way to woo that special someone than with a homemade gooey chocolate fondant, baked especially for them.

cadbury bar of plenty

Cadbury knows this well, and has married winning combinations of delicious ingredients with their signature smooth Dairy Milk chocolate to create the new Bar of Plenty chocolate range. It’s available in two different flavours: berry fruit with vanilla shortcake, and roasted hazelnuts and cashews gently flavoured with honey (my personal favourite). Bar of Plenty is now available from your local Coles, Woolworths, IGA and other selected outlets.

cadbury bar of plenty

I wanted to use the Roast Hazelnut & Cashew in a decadent recipe, and what better than a fudgy chocolate brownie. I used my favourite brownie recipe, with the roughly chopped Bar of Plenty chocolate, and a good hit of Frangelico liqueur to complement the hazelnuts. The result was seriously good. A crispy, crackly top gave way to a rich, just cooked center, generously studded with the milk chocolate, brownies and cashews. What I like most about brownies is that they are delicious completely unadorned, but if you want a show-stopping dessert, serve with a scoop of ice cream, lashings of chocolate sauce and a glass of nice port.

I’m also thrilled to offer my readers a fabulous prize as part of this promotion! You could win Cadbury chocolate to the value of $50, perfect for sharing with your favourite chocaholic, or not sharing with anyone! All you need to do is leave a comment on this post and tell me Why are you in love with chocolate? Entries close on September 20th, and you can enter once per day. Winners will be notified here on my blog so make sure you check back to see if you’ve won this great prize. Make sure you read the Terms & Conditions at the bottom of this post before you enter.

frangelico chocolate brownies

Nutty Chocolate and Frangelico Brownies
Makes 10-12 pieces

• 200g butter
• 125g dark chocolate, chopped
• 2 cups sugar
• 4 eggs
• 1 cup plain flour
• 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
• ¼ teaspoon baking powder
• 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
• 2 tablespoons Frangelico liqueur
• ½ cup Cadbury Bar of Plenty Roast Hazelnut & Honey Roast cashew chocolate, roughly chopped

Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF). Line the base and sides of a 20cm square cake tin with baking paper.

Place the chocolate and butter in a saucepan over low heat and stir until smooth. Place sugar, eggs, flour, baking powder, cocoa, chocolate mixture, vanilla, Frangelico and Cadbury chocolate in a bowl and mix to combine.

Pour the mixture into the prepared baking tin and bake for 40-45 minutes or until just set. Cool before cutting into squares.

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Terms & Conditions

Nuffnang competition - "Why are you in love with chocolate?"

1. Information on how to enter form part of these conditions. Entry into the competition constitutes acceptance of these terms and conditions.

2. The name of the person conducting it (the promoters name, address and telephone number)
The competition will be conducted by Nuffnang Australia. Nuffnang Australia’s head office is located at 28 St Edmonds Road, Prahran VIC 3181. Please contact Nuffnang Australia via (03) 8517 2000 or support@nuffnang.com.au

3. Eligibility requirements (including minimum age of participants)
Entrants must live in QLD, WA, ACT, NSW, TAS or VIC to be eligible. The winner will need provide Nuffnang with their contact details in order to be eligible. Participants must be aged 14 and over.

4. How to enter
To enter the competition:
* Participants need to leave a comment on the competition post published on one of the twenty blogs participating in the competition. These blogs are:
1. allforwomen.com.au
2. almostbourdain.blogspot.com
3. carlyfindlay.blogspot.com
4. chaigyaru.com
5. chocolatesuze.com
6. eatshowandtell.com
7. ironchefshellie.com
8. jeroxie.com/addiction
9. karencheng.com.au
10. ladymelbourne.com.au
11. leaveroomfordessert.com
12. myfoodtrail.blogspot.com
13. myweyoflife.com
14. retromummy.blogspot.com
15. sarah-cooks.blogspot.com
16. sassisamblog.com
17. spicyicecream.com.au
18. superkawaiimama.com
19. tarisota.typepad.com
20. violetlebeaux.com

* The comment must answer the question "Why are you in love with chocolate?” The most creative and practical answer will be chosen as the winner.

5. Description and retail value of each of the prizes (including conditions, if any, relating to receiving, accepting or using the prizes)
The prize will be products worth up to $50.

6. Closing and drawing dates and time for the receipt of entries in the lottery
The competition closes on 5pm EST on 20 September 2010.

7. The place, date and time of the lottery draw
On Tuesday 21 September 2010, the blogger will choose their own winner and inform Nuffnang Australia.

8. The method used to decide prize winners
The winner will be the entry judged most creative and practical by the judges.

9. How prize winners will be notified (face-to-face, email, phone or mail)
The winner will be notified via the blog they used to enter the competition, and will be asked to provide their email and contact phone number at that time. If they do not respond to the comment within 48 hours, Nuffnang reserve the rights to select another winner.

10. How prizes will be awarded
Once the winner has been notified, Nuffnang Australia will liaise with the winner to have the prize pack sent to them.

11. The method for claiming prizes (including requirement for entrants to be present at
the draw)
To claim the prize, the winner must reply to the winner notification and accept the prize within 48 hours of the blog notification, as well as indicate their preferred address for the product to be sent. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, they will forfeit the prize, and another winner will be selected using the same judging process.

12. Whether results will be published and, if so, the way they will be published
The results will be published on the respective bloggers’ blogs and Twitter (if applicable). Nuffnang Australia also reserve the right to publish the results, including a photo of the winner, in the media.

13. Whether the prize will jackpot or be redrawn if the winning player is not present or does not claim/cannot be found (must keep for 3 months if unclaimed)
Nuffnang Australia will make all reasonable efforts to contact the prize winner. If the prize winner is uncontactable or does not respond to accept the prize within 48 hours of notification, another winner will be selected using the same judging process.

14. Who cannot participate
Nuffnang Australia’s business directors, management and employees, their immediate families, their retailers, suppliers, associated comapnies and agencies are ineligible.

15. Changes to Terms and Conditions
Nuffnang Australia reserves the right to change these terms and conditions. If any changes are made Nuffnang Australia will notify the public via its website.

22 comments:

the dainty baker said...

Chocolate and Frangelico... what a wonderful combination... I can smell these brownies already!

Courtney said...

Mmmm! I LOVE chocolate. It's my favorite food. Well, actually, sweets are my favorite food, which isn't too kind to my waistline.

I love chocolate because it just simply makes me happy. Baking makes me happy, but especially if I'm using chocolate. I started baking with my grandmother when I was abotu 5 years old, and I've loved it ever since, especially chocolate!

Megan said...

I love chocolate because really, how could anyone not love chocolate?! There's a flavour or style of chocolate for every mood and every occasion. If you have friends suddenly drop it, chocolates go with your cup of tea. If the visit is planned, the chocolate goes into a teacake or muffins so that you can have cake with your coffee. Or, best yet, if the friends have something come up, and they can't make the appointment, you get to eat the chocolate all by yourself! ;)

Manoela said...

It looks amazing!!!! I'm already starving just to look at it!
Great blog, loved it! I'll come back here for sure!

buttersweetmelody said...

Oh I wish I could enter but I live in Venezuela (: Anyway I had to comment cause these look THAT good. I feel like I could taste them...mmm...thanks for sharing! love your blog!

http://buttersweetmelody.wordpress.com/

Jacqueline said...

Chocolate is my favorite sweet. I love it because there are so many ways to enjoy it. Chocolate and peanut butter, and strawberries, and nuts, and coffee...I love it all!

Chocolate Shavings said...

Those look like perfect brownies!

XanderJL said...

mmm chocolate and anything is always good. it melts in your mouth and makes you happy. One combination i always enjoy is a chilled chocolate bar and mix some cinnomon with peanut butter and spread it on there for some chocolately goodness :p

Deborah said...

i love chocolate because it always makes any day better :)

Ollie said...

I love chocolate because it is yummy & creamy & rich & wonderful.

Brianne said...

I am in love with chocolate because it is MAGICAL. It can turn a bad mood around in a second, it can remind me of my childhood in a minute, and it will remain my favorite thing to eat forever!

Fiona said...

Hi Lisa
I love the brownies that you posted about and have been looking for something that paired frangelico and chocolate. Well Done!
The give away is also a great idea. So why do I love chocolate? Beside the amazing flavour combinations you can get there is also something very comforting about a block of smooth milk chocolate. I love it's versatility as it can be used in both sweet and savoury dishes. It is definitely something that I would want as my "stranded on a desert island" food.
Fiona

shitjennylikes said...

Oh wow.. i simply need to try these... i have never tried frangelico before!

I love cadburys chocolate so much. I mean WHAT IS THERE NOT TO LIKE?

Creme eggs, dairy milk bars, caramel bars/eggs, WISPAS.. the list goes on.

Susan said...

I love chocolate because when you eat it you can feel stress melting away as it melts on your tongue!

Belinda said...

Chocolate is the ultimate comfort food. You can have it for breakfast (coco pops), for morning tea (chocolate brownies!), for lunch (chocolate spread on a sandwich), for afternoon tea (any Cadbury chocolate bar, my favourite is the Boost bar) and its perfect for dessert too (the list is too long but anything with a chocolate sauce is great in my books). Then later on a hot chocolate to wash it all down :)

Melissa said...

I love chocolate because I am female. :)

purpleJ said...

I love chocolate because there is no better pick-me-up than a Lindt ball on a teaspoon, dipped into a cup of hot chocolate until it softens, and then put in your mouth to dissolve...mmmmmmmm; and the best thing is this works with every type of Lindt ball, or matter of fact with any kind of chocolate!

Phoodie said...

L - is for Luvin' the rich scrumptious flavour,
O - is for OMG, heaven to savour!
V - is for very, very very very yum!
E - is for eat it! shove it in my tum!
C - is for cravings, I get them each day!
H - is for heaven - for chocolate I'd pay!
O- is for often, that's when I must eat choc!
C - is for Cadbury, by far the best tasting block!

Di said...

I love chocolate because it's delicious and so versatile. It comes in different varieties, so many different flavours can be added to it and you can cook so many delicious dishes with it (just like these fabulous Nutty Frangelico Brownies, which I can't wait to try making!)

MellowMellowMarshmellow said...

Why do i love chocolate? Well, chocolate is simply the ultimate comforting food on a cold rainy autuum day, turned into chocolate ice cream on a hot summer's day, liquid as a hot chocolate in winter, and nice to share with someone in spring.
It's just perfect for every occasion and sooooooo yummy :)

Spencer @ Moo-Lolly-Bar said...

I wish I had known about the competition earlier. I would have loved to have won all that yummy Cadbury Chocolate!

SMITH TAYLOR said...

It looks wonderful!!!! but I like chocolate with nuts.

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