Sunday, September 28, 2014

Nutella and Salted Caramel Brownies

That's right, I combined three of the most delicious things in the world and turned them into a fudgey and heavenly brownie. My downfall with desserts are brownies. I love them and could eat a whole pan of them. They are so moist and yummy. One of my sister and I's favorite fall activities is to make homemade salted caramel. It is so delicious and can go on almost everything. So my sister helped me out on making these brownies. Baking can always be such a great family bonding experience. Food is love in my family.

The first step of making these brownies is to make the salted caramel. This caramel is easy to make, but you have to keep an eye on it so it doesn't burn. It also only has a few ingredients. Here is the recipe:
Salted Caramel:
1/4 cup of water
1 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of heavy cream
6 tbs of butter
1 tsp of vanilla extract
In a heavy sauce pan pour the mix the sugar into the water and then stop mixing it.You don't want to mix it again until you add the other ingredients.

Let it boil. You want to keep an eye on it. First it will look clear.
Then it will turn yellowish in color.
When it turns a dark amber color it is time to add the heavy cream, the butter, and the vanilla extract. 
The butter has to be cut up into small pieces before you add it to the mixture. 
Then, you take the mixture off the heat and add the butter, the heavy cream, and the vanilla extract and whisk it together. 
Keep whisking it. It will appear really light in color at first, but it will darken. 
Then, add some salt. Add as much or as little, it just depends on your preference. 
Let it cool for a little bit, then pour it into a glass bowl and put it into the fridge until you need it. 

Next we made the brownies. They are so rich and chocolatey. These brownies mix with the caramel perfectly. Here is the recipe: 
Nutella Brownies: 
2 sticks of butter
2 cups of sugar 
1/2 cup of Nutella 
4 large eggs
1 1/4 cups of cocoa powder
1 tsp of salt
1 tsp of baking powder
1 tbs of vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
5 oz of chocolate chips 
Preheat the oven to 350. Spray a 9X13 pan with vegetable oil. 
In a small sauce pan on low heat, let the butter melt. 
Then, stir in the sugar and stir constantly for about 1 minute. Don't allow the mixture to boil. 

Remove from heat, and stir in the Nutella until combined. 
Then mix together all of the dry ingredients: The cocoa powder, salt, baking powder, and the flour. 
In a standing mixer with the paddle attachment, pour the butter mixture into it. Then, add the dry ingredient mixture. 
Next, add the eggs and beat it until it is combined,
Then, add the vanilla extract and mix until combined. 
Then, stir in the chocolate chips into the mixture. 
Spread the mixture into the pan. The mixture is very thick. 
Next pour some of the salted caramel mixture into the the brownie mixture. 
Then, stir it around to spread the caramel mixture. 
Then bake it in the oven for about 35 minutes or until a fork comes out clean.

Then, pour some of the caramel sauce on top of the brownies. 
Then, let the brownies cool and then enjoy them :) 

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