Baking Salted Caramel Brownies at Home

Indulge your taste buds in the ultimate treat—Salted Caramel Brownies. Immerse yourself in a decadent symphony where rich, fudgy brownies meet the luscious swirls of salted caramel. This irresistible fusion of sweet and salty flavors will transport you to a realm of pure dessert bliss.

 

Picture this: a quiet evening, the scent of chocolate wafting through the kitchen, and the anticipation of a sweet escape. Salted Caramel Brownies have been a cherished tradition in our family, a dessert that turns ordinary moments into extraordinary memories. The velvety chocolate combined with the salted caramel dance on your palate, creating a sensory experience that is nothing short of magical.

Why You’ll Love Salted Caramel Brownies:

  1. Fudgy Perfection: These brownies boast a dense, fudgy texture that melts in your mouth, creating a luxurious chocolate experience.
  2. Caramel Swirls: Dive into ribbons of golden salted caramel that add a layer of sophistication to the classic brownie.
  3. Sweet & Salty Harmony: The balance of sweet and salty flavors creates a harmonious blend that elevates the brownie-eating experience to new heights.

Ingredients Notes For Salted Caramel Brownies:

  1. High-Quality Chocolate: Choose premium dark chocolate for a rich and intense chocolate flavor.
  2. Caramel Sauce: Opt for a high-quality salted caramel sauce or make your own for the perfect sweet and salty contrast.
  3. Flaky Sea Salt: Finish your brownies with a sprinkle of flaky sea salt to enhance the caramel notes and add a gourmet touch.

Recipe Steps:

  1. Prepare Brownie Batter: Create a decadent brownie batter using high-quality chocolate, eggs, sugar, and flour.
  2. Swirl in Caramel: Pour the brownie batter into a pan and drizzle generous swirls of salted caramel over the top.
  3. Create Marbling: Use a knife or skewer to create a marbled effect by swirling the caramel into the brownie batter.
  4. Bake to Perfection: Bake until the brownies are set but still moist. Be cautious not to overbake for that perfect fudgy consistency.
  5. Cool and Garnish: Allow the brownies to cool, then cut them into squares. Garnish with an extra drizzle of salted caramel and a sprinkle of flaky sea salt.

Storage Options:

While these brownies are best enjoyed fresh, you can store them in an airtight container at room temperature for a couple of days. For longer storage, refrigerate and bring them back to room temperature before serving.

Variations & Substitutions:

  1. Nutty Crunch: Add chopped nuts like walnuts or pecans to introduce a delightful crunch.
  2. Vanilla Ice Cream Pairing: Serve warm brownies with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an indulgent treat.
  3. Dark Chocolate Lover: Use a higher percentage of dark chocolate for an even more intense chocolate experience.

 

Baking Salted Caramel Brownies at Home

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Author: Maria

Ingredients

For the Brownie Base:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the Salted Caramel Swirl:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions

Brownie Base:

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and line a 9x13-inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  • In a saucepan, melt unsalted butter over medium heat. Remove from heat and stir in granulated sugar until well combined.
  • Add eggs and vanilla extract, beating well.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stirring until just combined.
  • Pour the brownie batter into the prepared baking pan, spreading it evenly.

Salted Caramel Swirl:

  • In a saucepan, combine granulated sugar and water over medium heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves.
  • Allow the mixture to come to a boil without stirring. Continue boiling until it turns a deep amber color.
  • Carefully add heavy cream and unsalted butter, stirring continuously until the caramel is smooth.
  • Remove the caramel from heat and stir in sea salt.

Swirling and Baking:

  • Drizzle the salted caramel over the brownie batter in the pan.
  • Use a knife or skewer to create a swirling pattern, ensuring the caramel is distributed throughout the batter.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few moist crumbs.
  • Allow the Salted Caramel Brownies to cool completely before cutting them into squares.
  • Serve and enjoy these decadent brownies, relishing the rich chocolatey goodness and the subtle salted caramel undertones in each bite.

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