These are majorly major.
This is the second recipe that I am posting this week that I made from Baked Explorations.
I know, I have a way of overdoing stuff sometimes.
But I know you’ll agree with me that these are worth a little double dipping.
First, let’s get this out of the way…these are Sunday Brownies. They are a process brownie. They need some love and care and time.
It’s not a difficult recipe, know that…it’ll just take you a bit more time than cutting open a box, adding egg, oil and water and slapping it a pan. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Easy now.
Anyhow. There are a few steps involved, so I encourage you to turn on an episode of the Real Housewives and enjoy every minute of the process.
Because they are worth it.
So worth it.
Sweet and Salty Brownies
They are dense. They are supremely fudgy.
And they have caramel baked in the middle. Salted caramel.
Here’s the difference with these brownies, though..you won’t get a chewy caramel layer. It LITERALLY bakes right into the batter…leaving a deliciously gooey, brownie, with some salty bits, and caramelly bits, but will leave people who aren’t in the know asking, what IS that?
Let’s get this started…
First you have to make the caramel.
It’s a mixture of sugar, corn syrup and water to start…
Boil that for about 8 minutes. It will become a dark amber color…or if you’re a candy thermometer girl, boil it until it reaches 350°.
Next you’ll take that off the heat and add some heavy cream and sour cream.
Sour cream you ask? It’s weird, right? But trust me. It works.
Set that aside to cool for a bit.
Now make your brownie batter.
Start by melting some dark chocolate and butter together over a double boiler…
Next mix up your batter. You’ll need to be careful not to over mix the batter…over mixing makes the brownies cakey, and that’s not what we want here…
To assemble the brownies pour half the batter in a prepared pan, then drizzle the caramel on top of that…
Top with the remaining batter and then bake it up…
As soon as you pull them out of the oven sprinkle on some flaked sea salt…
They look kind of perfect, don’t you think?