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Cornish Salted Caramel Brownies

Salted caramel and brownies are two of my favourite things, so what could be better than combining them both? Not much as it turns out!

Two splendid Cornish products came into play here and were, in large part, responsible for these delectable treats. I muscled in on a Twitter conversation between Cornish Sea Salt and Rodda’s  just when pictures of sea salted brownies were being shown. Well that was it, I had to make some. So I did, a few weeks ago now. I pretty much used the same recipe as I did for the Marmite Caramel Brownies I came up with last year, but the method was different and obviously I didn’t use Marmite. I wanted to make a brownie batter using a rich dark chocolate so as to make a good foil for the sweet salted caramel. Rather than sandwiching the caramel as I’d done previously, I decided to swirl it through the batter.

There is no way to describe these brownies other than sublime. The caramel, which had the tang of honey, was perfectly salted and created a squidgy interior with a chewy toffee crust. Despite their deliciousness, CT and I weren’t able to eat them all at one sitting and they lasted us over the next few days. By this time they had taken on the consistency of fudge – two for the price of one, my oh my! I served these with Rodda’s clotted cream custard, which happened to go perfectly, both when the brownies were warm and when they were cold. Despite the rugged terrain and unpredictable weather, we’re quite a decadent lot in Cornwall.

I am sending these off to Javelin Warrior for his Made with Love Monday.

I am also sending them to Emily over at A Mummy Too for her #recipeoftheweek.

Many thanks to Cornish Sea Salt for sending me a tub of their new flakes to try out and to Rodda’s for the custard. You can see my review of these products on the Cornish Cornucopia post.


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Cornish Sea Salted Caramel Brownies

by -19-2014
If you like sweet and salt together you will love these brownies.
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp Cornish sea salt
  • 90g caster sugar
  • 200 ml double cream
  • 100g unsalted butter
  • 150g dark chocolate 85%
  • 200g dark brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs (I used duck eggs)
  • 95g self-raising flour
  • 5g cocoa powder
Instructions
1. Melt the honey and salt in a pan over medium heat, then slowly add the sugar and leave for a few minutes to melt and lightly caramelise.2. Heat the cream in another pan to just about boiling.3. When the sugar has reached a golden caramel colour, add the cream, standing well back in case of spitting. Stir vigourously and continue to cook for a few minutes until the caramel is thick and golden but still liquid. Remove from the heat and leave to cool.4. Melt the butter and chocolate in a large pan over low heat. 5. Remove from the heat, add the sugar and stir. Beat in the eggs one by one, then sift in the dry ingredients.6. Stir until just combined, then pour the mixture into a 20 cm square mould (line as appropriate).7. Spoon the cooled caramel over the top, then swirl the mixture around to create a ripple effect – it will look very liquid at this point, but don’t worry.8. Bake at 180Β°C for 25 minutes until well risen with only a slight wobble. Scattered over a large pinch of Cornish sea salt flakes.
Details

Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 12

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    Kate Hackworthy
    7th April 2014

    These sound amazing! And I’ll have to make the marmite brownies for my husband’s birthday.

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      Choclette
      7th April 2014

      Thanks Kate, the Marmite brownies were soooo good, but TBH so were these πŸ™‚

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    Feisty Tapas
    7th April 2014

    Oh my word, if only I could reach into the screen and grab one. The moment I hear salted caramel I need to eat some, pronto!

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    Javelin Warrior
    7th April 2014

    Wow, these texture of these brownies looks perfect, Choclette! So moist and almost gooey. And salted caramel with chocolate is one of the best combos on the planet. So delicious…

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    Sylvia F.
    14th April 2014

    Wow, they look scruptious! I love brownies and salted caramel. It’s definetely winning combo for me πŸ˜‰

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    politelybeingme
    20th April 2014

    wow, your blog is really amazing! this is like heaven to me, as i’m a major chocolate fan!

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