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The Cartoon Kitchen: Filbert Brownies

The Cartoon Kitchen: Filbert Brownies

This week's Cartoon Kitchen features Serious Eats' cartoonist in residence Larry Gonick's spin on filbert brownies. —Ed Levine

Filbert Brownies

The Cartoon Kitchen: Filbert Brownies

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About This Recipe


  • Hazelnuts, a couple handfuls
  • 1 stick butter (1/4 pound)
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2/3 cup ground hazelnuts


  1. 1

    In a blender, pulverize a couple handfuls of hazelnuts.

  2. 2

    Melt 1 stick butter with 2 ounces chocolate. Meanwhile beat 2 eggs with 1 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla.

  3. 3

    Combine 1/3 cup flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 2/3 cup ground nuts; blend into eggs. Stiffen with more hazelnut powder, if desired.

  4. 4

    Bake in an 8-inch square pan for 30 minutes at 350°F.


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