Azélia Palma Brownie


Category: Cookies & Brownies
Difficulty: Moderate
 Calculated for 50 triangles or 25 squares (5x5cm)


125g (4.2 ounces) hazelnuts
130g (⅔ cup) sugar
2 large eggs
140g (9 tbsp) butter
170g (6 ounces) Azélia 35 % milk chocolate
40g (⅓ cup) cake flour

290g (1 cup 3 tbsp) whipping cream
20g (1 tbsp) honey
190g (1 cup) sugar
1 bean NOROHY Vanilla Bean
160g (5.6 ounces) Azélia 35 % milk chocolate
50g (3 tbsp) butter

AZÉLIA JELLY (optional)
275g (1 cup 1 tbps) whole milk
150g (5.3 ounces) Azélia 35% milk chocolate
4g (2 tsp) gelatin powder or 2 sheets of gelatin


Hazelnut Brownies

  • Roast the hazelnuts for around 12 minutes at 150°C (302°F). 
  • Make a dry caramel with the sugar: put the sugar in a pan over medium heat to caramelize; then immediately pour onto a baking sheet.
  • Grind the cold caramel and mix with the eggs. Melt the butter and half the Azélia 35 % milk chocolate, then fold into the first mixture.
  • Add the sifted flour. Pour in frame and then prinkle with the remaining chopped couverture and roughly chopped hazelnut. 
  • Pour the batter into 20 x 30 cm rectangle pan. Bake at 180°C (356°F) for around 15 minutes. Leave to cool and then cut into 5 x 5 cm squares.


Soft Azélia Caramel

  • Simmer the cream with the honey. Put the sugar in a pan over medium heat to caramelize.
  • Stop cooking the hot cream mixture, then cook again to 104°C (220°C).
  • Allow the temperature to fall to 75-80°C (167-176°F) and gradually add the Azélia 35 % milk chocolate then mix to emulsify. When the temperature falls to 35°C (95°F), add the softened butter and blend. 
  • Store at room temperature.


*Chef's tip, bring your brownies to the next level with the Azélia JellyPut the gelatin in cold water for a about 20 minutes to hydrate and strain. Warm the milk and stir into the gelatin. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Slowly pour the hot milk onto the melted couverture and stir in the center to create an elastic texture with a glossy appearance, signifying the emulsion process is underway. Continue adding the milk, taking care to preserve the texture. Leave to cool then pour at 30°C (86°F). Set aside in the refrigerator.




  • Serve the brownie warm.
  • Cut in triangles pieces and serve on a plate with some Azélia Jelly and the Soft Azélia Caramel.
  • Finish with a pinch of fleur de sel.