Sweets for Your Sweet- Salted Caramel Brownies

14 Feb

by Green Gourmet L

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone. Whether you are celebrating with friends, family, or your significant other, these brownies are just the thing to satisfy your craving for salty, sweet, and chocolate. Whip up a batch today and show someone how much you love them!

Ingredients

**Slightly Adapted From An Amelie’s-provided Recipes In Charlotte Magazine

FOR THE BROWNIES:

  • 6 ounces, weight Unsweetened Chocolate, Chopped
  • ¾ cups Unsalted Butter, Cut Into Pieces
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 3 whole Eggs
  • 1 cup All-purpose Flour

FOR THE CARAMEL GLAZE:

  • ½ cups Heavy Cream
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • ½ cup Water
  • ¼ cups Unsalted Butter, Cut Into Pieces
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher Salt ( I used fleur de sel)

Directions

FOR THE BROWNIES:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease a 9-by-13-inch pan with butter or baking spray.

In the top of a double boiler over medium heat, melt chocolate and butter, stirring until melted.

Add sugar and stir gently until combined. Remove from heat.

In a separate bowl, gently whisk the eggs. Add a small splash of eggs to chocolate mixture, stirring immediately (but still gently). Drizzle in the rest of the eggs, stirring constantly.

Add flour and stir until combined. Pour batter into greased baking pan and spread to even out the surface.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, then remove from oven to cool completely in the pan.

FOR THE CARAMEL GLAZE:

In a small saucepan over low heat, warm heavy cream. Do not boil.

In a separate tall saucepan, combine sugar and water. Place over medium-high heat and bring to a boil but do not stir.

Cook until the mixture turns an amber color—not too dark, but definitely amber. Remove pan from stove.

Add butter and stir. Then add cream and step back, since it might sputter.

Stir in salt and continue to gently stir until mixture is smooth and well combined.

TO FINISH:

Pour caramel glaze all over completely cooled brownies. Sprinkle with a little additional salt and allow to set completely. Cut into small rectangles and serve.

Enjoy your Valentine’s Day indulgence and don’t forget you read about it on Green Gourmets! To print this recipe, click here.

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2 Responses to “Sweets for Your Sweet- Salted Caramel Brownies”

  1. Jen @ keepitsimplefoods February 14, 2011 at 11:19 AM #

    This looks AMAZING!

  2. Maryna February 14, 2011 at 11:30 AM #

    I was waiting for this for the whole week! Cant wait to make them. Thanks L!

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