I spied these beauties on The Great British Comic Relief Bake Off a while back, and have been desperate to try them out ever since. Obviously, with having a 3 month old daughter, baking is somewhat of a challenge. But I finally managed to make it happen, even if it was in stages in-between my new Mummy duties! Let’s be honest though, it’s impossible to look at that face and be mad about not baking/cooking as much as I used to…
For the Caramel
- 150g Granulated Sugar
- 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
- 125ml Double Cream
- 10g Unsalted Butter
For the Brownie
- 180g Plain Flour
- 3 tbsp Cocoa Powder
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 300g Dark Chocolate
- 150g Unsalted Butter, cubed
- 4 Eggs
- 220g Light Brown Sugar
- 150g Caster Sugar
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
For Decoration (Optional)
- 75g White Chocolate
- 30 x 20 (12 x 8″) Rectangular Cake Tin
First up, let’s make the caramel.
A warning before we start – do not stir the sugar until you have added the cream or you will end up with sugar crystals in your caramel instead of a nice smooth sauce.
With that said, heat the granulated sugar in a large saucepan or non stick frying pan over a medium heat.
When it’s all melted and turned a nice dark golden colour, add in the sea salt & half the cream, stir a little then wait for it to calm down…
Preheat your oven to 190°C/Fan 180°C. Grease and line the base & sides of the cake tin.
Sift together the flour, cocoa powder & the salt and set to one side.
Break the dark chocolate & place into a large glass bowl along with the butter. Melt gently either set over a pan of barely simmering water or in the microwave in 20 second bursts. Stir until shiny & smooth.
In an electric stand mixer with the balloon whisk attachment or in a large bowl with an electric hand whisk – whisk together the eggs, sugars & vanilla extract until very pale and thick. (At least 5 minutes.)
If it takes your fancy, melt the white chocolate in the microwave or in a glass bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water. Pour into a piping bag and snip the end. Zigzag over the brownie.
These are honestly the nicest brownies I have ever made. Very similar to my Ultimate Brownie Recipe, but with that added layer of salted caramel? Oh my Lord YES! Incredible. So soft and gooey in the middle and seriously chewy round the edges. Rich, chocolatey and stuffed with caramel. All jokes aside, could you really want any more from a brownie??
You HAVE to try these!!
I hope you enjoyed the post lovelies, until next time.