April 26, 2010

Salted Caramel Brownies

Two weeks ago was the Share Our Strength Food Bloggers Bake Sale. And you ask, why do I care if it happened two weeks ago? Because hunger is an issue that never goes away, but we raised $1600 to help out.

Nic put together the sweetest stickers to hold our treat bags closed- the yellow circles with our blog logo on it. She of course claimed that it was easy and took next to no time, but this is the girl who designed (from scratch!) her own wedding invitations. And programs. And everything else. 
I'm not going to beat around the bush here with what I made- I hit it out of the park with these Salted Caramel brownies. They were gone in an hour. It probably didn't help that I ate a good portion with my friend K the night before, but it was all in the name of safety.  

Salted Caramel Brownies
Makes 16 bake sale-sized brownies

2 sticks butter
8 oz bittersweet chocolate
4 large eggs
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup all-puropse flour
Salted Caramel Sauce

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 13"x9" pan with foil (less clean up! no know scientific reason.)

2. In a heavy bottomed sauce pan, melt the butter and chocolate over medium low heat. When mostly melted with a few chunks remaining, pull it off the heat. Let it cool down.

3. Whisk eggs well in a large bowl, then whisk in salt, sugars, and vanilla. Mix well.

4. Stir in chocolate and butter, then add flour. Stir until incorporated.

5. Pour batter into prepared pan. Drizzle salted caramel sauce in a zig-zag or windy snake pattern. Drag a knife back and forth to create that pretty patter. Bake for 40-45 minutes. Don't overbake.

6. Once out of the oven, feel free to pour more salted caramel sauce in the wells you already created. Really fill up the pan. At this point, the brownies will be too hot and too liquidy to eat. So show some restraint, let them cool on the counter then refrigerate overnight.


Aria said...

Wow!!! YUM!!!

Samantha Livalittle said...

I just gobbled up the last of the batch I made last week. I had to limit myself to one a day!! They are so rich and gooey and salty and fabulous. Senor Livalittle enjoyed them too!

Deanna said...

I made these last night. I've done a lot of baking over the last couple of years, and I can honestly say these are the best things I've ever made! Thanks so much for the great recipe!

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