And so, not wanting to do things by halves, I went for possibly the most gooey, unhealthy option ever. Salted Caramel Brownies. They're quickly becoming my favourite thing in the world to make and they went down an absolute treat with everyone at work (which I'm not sure is the highest accolade really as we'll literally eat ANYTHING if its left on the table for more than five minutes!). The recipe is based on this one from The Boy Who Bakes and its surprisingly easy to do!
Salted Caramel Brownies
180g plain flour
3tbsp cocoa powder
300g dark chocolate
150g caster sugar
220g soft brown sugar
1tsp vanilla extract
for the filling:
1 tin of Caramel
1 or 2 tsp salt
Preheat the oven to 160C (fan) and grease your baking tin (I'd probably suggest using some baking paper to line it with but I didn't have any in the cupboard... the brownies still came out ok though!).
Place the chocolate and butter into a heatproof bowl over a pan of water and stir on a medium heat until all has melted.
Add the eggs, sugar and vanilla extract to a bowl, add the chocolate and mix together until smooth. Sieve in the flour and cocoa powder and beat the mixture until it is all combined.
Pour half of the mixture into the tin, making sure it is evenly spread across the whole tin.
Take the tin of caramel and add the salt to the tin, mixing thoroughly.
Add a layer of caramel on top of the brownie mixture in the tin- make sure you don't get the caramel too near to the edge of the brownie- leave a gap of about 1-2 cm.
Layer the remaining brownie mixture on top of the caramel, making sure none of the caramel is visible afterwards.
Bake the brownies in the oven for about 30 mins and then leave to cool before serving (unless you're as lazy/greedy as I am... in which case tuck in- they taste pretty damn good warm!).
Let me know if you try these!