{Nutty Brownies} – Brownies cu miez de nuca

nutty brownies

I’m not even sure I got the title of this post right – I’m thinking maybe “I love Pierre Herme” or “Pierre Herme rules” would have been better. Why you ask?! Well because this recipe belongs to him and it’s brilliant, just brilliant. I have never made brownies that taste better than these – they are sweet, but not too sweet, they are moist and dense but still melt in your mouth, they are chocolatey, but just enough to make you crave more and to top it all off, they have plenty of walnuts to add not just texture.

I’ve made brownies a few times before – check out my Coconut Brownies and my Gluten Free Brownies, but oh boy, they don’t even come close to Pierre Herme’s brownies. Unlike other recipes I’ve encountered or made before, his recipe doesn’t start with melting the butter and chocolate together. Instead, he mixes the butter until creamy then adds the chocolate and the rest of the ingredients. I was a bit unsure about this new way of mixing a brownie batter at first. Even during baking, they looked like they were going to melt into a soupy thing at first. But then they set and cooked through and they proved to be the best brownies in the whole wide world! No, seriously, they are the best in the world! Do give them a try and let me know how much you love them – I know you will love them, I just know it!

Update: A different version of this recipe can be found on Youtube. I managed to finally dust off my channel and get it going. Do Subscribe as there’s more recipes coming your way!

{Nutty Brownies}
Serves:: 20 small squares
  • 145g dark chocolate, melted and chilled (at least 70%)
  • 260g butter, softened
  • 4 eggs
  • 250g white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 140g all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 145g walnuts, coarsely chopped
  1. Start by lining a small square baking pan with baking paper.
  2. Sift the flour and salt in a bowl.
  3. Using an electric mixer, mix the butter for 2 minutes until creamy and light.
  4. Replace the mixer with a spatula and stir in the melted chocolate. Mix just until incorporated.
  5. Add the eggs, one by one, mixing well after each addition.
  6. Stir in the sugar and vanilla and give it a quick mix.
  7. Fold in the sifted flour, mixing gently just until incorporated.
  8. Add the walnuts as well.
  9. Spoon the batter into your prepared pan and bake in the preheated oven at 350F - 180C for 20-25 minutes. Don't bake more than 25 minutes - the brownies have to look set, but still soft in the center.
  10. Allow them to cool in the pan then cut into small squares and serve.

nutty browniesROMANIAN

Ciocolata e un ingredient care nu-mi lipseste din casa! Si sigur, cand stai cu “inamicul” in casa, tentatia e mare… asa ca fac adesea brownies sau alte deserturi relativ usor de facut in care se regaseste acest ingredient minune. Insa nu ma asteptam ca aceste brownies sa fie atat de bune. Reteta ii apartine lui Pierre Herme si e absolut geniala. Nu as folosi cuvinte mari de nu ar fi adevarate. Va invit sa le faceti si voi si sa-mi lasati aici impresii de dupa degustare, poate chiar si fotografii pe pagina de Facebook. Mie mi se pare ca au gust de ciocolata de casa de foarte buna calitate. MI-NU-NA-TE!!!

nutty brownies

Pentru a obtine un rezultat cat mai bun, folositi ciocolata de buna calitate si respectati pasii retetei! E important sa nu mixati toate ingredientele, ci sa le incorporati cu spatula. E la fel de important sa coaceti prajitura exact cat indica reteta pentru a nu se usca excesiv. Si nu, nu are praf de copt!


  • 145g ciocolata neagra, topita si racita (ciocolata de cel putin 70%)
  • 260g unt la temperatura camerei
  • 4 oua
  • 250g zahar alb
  • 1 lingurita extract de vanilie
  • 140g faina alba
  • 1/2 lingurita sare
  • 145g miez de nuca, usor prajit si tocat mare

Mod de preparare:

  1. Incepeti prin a pregati o tava micuta, patrata sau dreptunghiulara (25×25 are tava mea), tapetand-o cu hartie de copt.
  2. Cerneti faina si sarea intr-un bol.
  3. Folosind un mixer electric, mixati untul intr-un bol pana devine cremos si deschis la culoare.
  4. Inlocuiti mixerul cu o spatula si adaugati intai ciocolata, apoi ouale, unul cate unul, amestecand bine dupa fiecare.
  5. Incorporati zaharul si vanilia si amestecati bine.
  6. Adaugati faina cernuta, amestecand usor, apoi incorporati miezul de nuca.
  7. Puneti aluatul in tava pregatita si coaceti in cuptorul preincalzit la 180C pentru maxim 25 minute.
  8. Lasati sa se raceasca in tava apoi taiati cuburi mici.
  9. Sa aveti pofta!

nutty brownies

O alta varianta a acestei retete poate fi gasita pe Youtube. Canalul meu e din nou activ asa ca va rog sa va Abonati pentru ca voi incerca sa postez cat mai des de acum inainte 🙂

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  1. Punem si ciocolata topita peste unt, nu 😉 ?
    -cred ca pofta de ciocolata era asa de mare, c-ati “furat-o” din traducerea in lb romana
    Ps. Va admir pasiunea!!!

  2. M-ai convins cand ai spus ca are gust de ciocolata de casa. O sa o incerc, negresit. Apoi ma voi intoarce cu impresii.

  3. These brownies look wonderful Olguta! Brownies are one of my favorite treats and I have always made them by melting the butter and chocolate together (my grandmother’s recipe). I am interested in trying this version. Thanks for sharing!!