I made it 13 hours into 2011 before breaking my new years resolution. And then I had breakfast.
I had resolved to cut back on the sweets. I’m going with the “it’s not my fault” excuse. There were a ton of desserts at our New Years celebration. My cousin picked up an enormous Gateau St. Honoré for my birthday and refused to let me leave without taking the leftovers home with me. A Gateau St Honoré is basically a giant cream puff. This one was filled with pastry cream, chocolate pastry cream, whipped cream, and even had some pieces of chocolate cake in it. I couldn’t let it go to waste. So I had a piece for breakfast. And another later in the day for dessert.
So my New Years resolution starts.. Now!
My contribution to the New Years celebration were Abby Dodge’s Nutella Brownies. If you read a reasonable number of food blogs, you’ve probably come across these already. A few months ago I saw post after post about how incredible these are. The reviews were right, these are awesome. I don’t know why I waited so long to make them.
They are also incredibly easy to make. If you’re not much of a baker this recipe is a great place to start; there are only 4 ingredients and you don’t need to know any baking techniques. If you can mix (or have a mixer) you can make these brownies. I found this recipe at Savory Sweet Life.
- 1/2 cup Nutella
- 1 egg
- 5 tbsp flour
- icing sugar for dusting (you could also top with chopped hazelnuts)
- Preheat oven to 350. Grease a mini muffin tin.
- In a large bowl mix the Nutella and egg together until smooth.
- Add the flour, mix until completely incorporated.
- Try not to eat the batter, there is just enough to fill the muffin tins.
- Pour batter into mini muffin tin, filling till about 3/4 full.
- Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
- Let cool completely, then dust with icing sugar.