A self-taught baker who built an online following of 682,000 during coronavirus lockdown has shared her simple recipe for Nutella brownies – no oven required.
Eloise Head, 26, is the founder of FitWaffle Kitchen, an Instagram page where she posts videos of decadent desserts that take just a few minutes to prepare.
The ‘super delicious’ brownies (pictured) can be made with butter, icing sugar, crushed plain biscuits, white chocolate and the iconic chocolate and hazelnut spread
‘These are super sweet, but not overpowering with Nutella flavour,’ she wrote in the caption, adding they are subtly ‘moreish’ and ‘addictive’ for anyone with a sweet tooth.
First, Ms Head mixes the crushed biscuits with melted butter and icing sugar, then adds 250 grams of Nutella until fully combined.
Next, she spoons the mix into a dish lined with baking paper, pressing down until flat.
Then she melts white chocolate in the microwave and pours it over the base, before melting the remaining 50 grams of Nutella and drizzling it on top.
Using the back of a palette knife, Ms Head swirls the chocolate liquid into a decorative pattern and leaves the tray in the fridge to set.
London baker Eloise Head (left) built a mammoth Instagram following of 682,000 during lockdown by sharing her simple tricks for making decadent desserts (right)
Eloise Head’s Nutella brownies
90 grams plain biscuits (crushed)
250 grams icing sugar
120 grams butter (melted)
250 grams Nutella and 50 grams for topping
200 grams white chocolate
1. Mix biscuits, butter and icing sugar.
2. Add 250 grams of Nutella and stir until fully combined.
3. Spoon mixture into a dish lined with baking paper, pressing down firmly.
4. Melt white chocolate and pour over the biscuit base.
5. Melt remaining 50 grams of Nutella and drizzle on top, running a palette knife through the liquid to create a decorative pattern.
6. Refrigerate until set.
The brownies (pictured) should be decorated with a drizzle of melted Nutella then refrigerated until set
Source: FitWaffle Kitchen
Her tutorial quickly amassed more than 20,000 likes and hundreds of comments, with many tagging their baking enthusiast friends and begging them to make the brownies themselves.
It’s the latest of Ms Head’s simple recipes to become a viral sensation, following a wildly popular video on Mars and Malteser slices.
She makes the indulgent snacks from 100 grams of unsalted butter, 120ml of condensed milk, 245 grams of plain biscuits, 400 grams of chocolate, one teaspoon of vegetable oil and chunks of Mars and Maltesers to decorate.
‘No baking involved, just a lot of melting!’ she wrote in the caption.
Eloise Head’s Mars and Malteser slices, which are made without turning on the oven
To make the base, Ms Head melts the butter and condensed milk, then adds chopped Mars bar, crushed Maltesers and crushed biscuits.
After mixing well, she pats the mixture into the base of a baking dish and refrigerates for one to two hours until set.
Once hardened, she removes the dish from the fridge and melts chocolate mixed with vegetable oil to make it silky smooth, then pours the liquid over the base.
After giving the tray a shake to ensure the chocolate spreads to every corner, Ms Head decorates with chunks of Mars bar and half-cut Maltesers before refrigerating for another hour until set.
A video of the slices has been liked almost 12,000 times since it was shared, with one viewer tagging her friend and writing: ‘This is what we need to make next.’