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Chocolate Brownies with Salted Caramel Topping Recipe

Really Sticky Chocolate Brownies Topped With Salted Caramel

This is a basic recipe for chocolate brownies.  You can add any topping of your choice.  I  love salted caramel and it just so happens that it goes well with the texture of these brownies.  

Ingredients

  • 400 g caster sugar
  • 225 g unsalted butter (cut in to small pieces)
  • 60 g cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 225 g plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 60g walnuts (smashed in to small bits)
  • 100 g granulated sugar
  • 45 g salted butter (room temperature) (cut in to small pieces so that they melt easier)
  • 60 ml cream (double or whipped)
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

To make the brownies

  1. First melt the unsalted butter and then add in the ingredients in the order listed all the way down to (and including) the walnut pieces.

  2. Mix well and bake in a greased baking tin at 180 C / Gas Mark 4 for 20 - 25 mins.  Keep checking on them and pull them out when they are at the consistency you want.  Don't forget that they will continue to cook for a while once you have got them out of the oven.

Whilst they are in the oven it's time to make the salted caramel topping

  1. Heat the granulated sugar up slowly on a medium heat.  Keep stirring it until it turns in to liquid.  Be careful not to burn it.

  2. Using a whisk add the butter to the pan and keep stirring until it is melted. 

  3. Add in the cream. Be warned that it could bubble up at this point. So add it slowly and continue stirring. Bring to the boil.

  4. After a minute of boiling, remove from heat, add the salt and leave to stand. 

Once the brownies and the caramel have cooled, drizzle the sauce over the top and tuck in!