Salted Caramel Brownies
Chocolate? Check. Caramel? Check. Salted Caramel? CHECK.
Is that enough to tempt you to make these Salted Caramel Brownies?? Thought so!
Salted Caramel is pretty old hand now, but that doesn’t seem to stop it being one of the most pinned/googled/requested additions to cakes, brownies, cookies – you name it! And I’m definitely not gonna stop eating it anytime soon thats for sure!
These brownies are super smooth and although theres a load of chocolate they don’t taste too rich at all – meaning you can eat at least three slices before feeling ill… not that I did that…
The salted caramel sauce is totally the star in these brownies, which I absolutely did
not eat from the spoon. Its really easy to make and only has 4 ingredients. Though I will give you one tip! Put the sugar on a medium-high heat, watching it constantly, until its fully dissolved and then slowly pour the cream in. Slow and steady wins the race here!
One thing I would say, is make sure you have a reason for baking these otherwise you’ll have 24 brownies calling out for you to eat them!!
On with the recipe!
Fudgey Chocolate Brownies with a delicious Salted Caramel sauce!
3 medium eggs
275g golden caster sugar
175g salted butter
200g dark chocolate, 54-60%, chopped into small pieces
100g dark chocolate, 70%, chopped into small chunks
175g plain flour
Salted Caramel Sauce
75g caster sugar
50ml double cream
10g unsalted butter
2 pinches good Sea Salt (I use Maldon Sea Salt)
Firstly, make the caramel by tipping the sugar into a heavy-bottomed pan and placing over a medium-high heat. Wait until the edges start to liquify, then gently swirl the pan to dissolve all the sugar. This takes patience, so keep swirling until all the sugar is dissolved and its a deep golden-brown colour. Immediately take off the heat, then slowly whisk in 1/3 of the cream to stop the caramel from cooking. Then continue to slowly pour in the rest of the cream, whisking continually. Then add the butter and sea salt, mixing until smooth. Leave the caramel to cool slightly, then pour into a piping bag and put to the side until needed.
Now for the brownies; preheat the oven to 180C/Gas Mark 4 and line a 20x34cm baking tray with baking paper.
Add the eggs and sugar into a medium bowl and whisk a few times with an electric whisk to combine the two. Then put the butter into a medium pan and melt until bubbles start to form - being careful not to let the butter boil. Take off the heat and add the 54-60% chocolate and a third of the 70% chocolate mixing until smooth.
Whisk the eggs and sugar again, until it turns paler in colour, then add the chocolate mix. Sift in the flour and combine with a silicone spatula until completely combined. Finally, add the remaining chocolate, mix and then pour into the prepared baking tray.
Level out the brownie mixture with a spatula and then pipe lines of caramel lengthways across the brownie. Feather the caramel, by dragging a spatula down and up through the lines.
Pop in the oven for 22-25 minutes until baked through. The brownie will still feel soft to touch when done, so don't panic! Leave to cool in the tin and then cut into either 24 small squares or 12 larger rectangles.
Finally, if you want you can add more salted caramel to the cooked brownies for an extra caramel kick like I did!