Hazelnut Chunk Brownies

Hazelnut Chunk Brownies

1/2 cup hazelnuts
1 cup unsalted butter
2 cups sugar
4 eggs, beaten to blend
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/3 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
7 ounces semisweet chocolate; coarsely chopped

Preheat oven to 350F. Toast hazelnuts, husk and coarsely chop; set aside. Lightly butter 9 x 13 inch baking pan. Melt 1 cup butter in heavy large saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat and whisk in sugar, eggs, cocoa and vanilla. Stir in flour and salt. Add chopped chocolate and nuts. Spread batter in prepared pan. Bake until tester inserted in center comes out barely moist but not wet, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool in pan on rack. Cut into 1 1/2 inch squares.