Saturday, November 10

Chocolate Caramel Brownie

Now before you go any further you must be warned.
This is ridiculous sweet and full of lots of icky sticky goodness that can only be found in copious amounts of chocolate and gooey caramel. If you are on a diet or restricting your sugar levels in anyway you should probably just walk away now. There is no healthy component to this delicious goodness other than the joy and endorphins that come with eating the pleasurable delicacy that is chocolate.

Mr Awesome and I can have a particularly sweet tooth at times. Which is both a good and bad thing. Thankfully we are generally able to portion control out our sweet treats. Since they are reliant on me actually baking them they are not something we have all the time.

However, when I do get my bake on, I get my bake on and create a sugar hit that will send any sugar fiend crazed. For a while my specialty was caramel slice but I really found it a bit of a pain and particularly messy. There were saucepans, bowls, baking dishes... too many for my liking really. Not to mention all the different process that involved heating, cooling and waiting.

In the past I have made a rather mean brownie however it did not have quite the same sugar hit as te caramel slice. When I discovered this chocolate caramel brownie recipe today I was sure I had hit the jackpot. After making it I think I can safely say that this is the sweetest most yummiest thing I have made in a very long time.

The recipe, which is so easy and do able in one jug, was found on the tin of caramel. It can also be found here

Only I did things a little different because the recipe is actually for a Caramel Choc Pecan Brownie, but I didn't have the pecans. What I did have were some super yummy caramel drops though and they worked just as well (if not better).

So here is what you need to do.

  • Get a microwave glass jug that hold around four cups of stuff. In there put 150 grams of butter. Whack that in the micro and melt it.

  • Add half a cup of baking cocoa to the melted butter and mix it in.

  • Then add a cup of sugar a teaspoon of vanilla essence and mix some more. 

  • Add three lightly beaten eggs and keep on mixing.

  • One cup of self raising flour can now be added and mixed in well. If you are super keen you can sift it but I never have. I have all of this going into the same glass jug that I melted the butter in because I don't want to wash up more than I have to.

  • Once the flour is mixed through, gently stir in some caramel drops. I tend to go about half a packet. But remember I after super sweet.
  • Pour mixture into 28cm by 18cm lamington pan that you greased and lined earlier. Pour tin of Top'n'Fill caramel over mixture and oh so gently swirl the two together.
  • Pop in the preheated 180 degree oven for around 35 minutes or till the skewer comes out clean.
  • Stand in pan for ten minutes or so before turning over.
  • Eat and enjoy