Saturday, October 6, 2012

salted caramel brownies

i have a friend.
she is really good at a lot of things.
math, dancing, shopping, sports, laughing, celebrity gossip.
the list goes on and on.

she recently shared with me that she wanted to learn to cook.
so what did i do?
come over with ingredients for dinner and dessert!

and this encouragement chart with stickers :)

she's going to be a pro in no time :)

recipe via cooking light

brownie ingredients

  • 3.38 ounces all-purpose flour (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cooking spray
  • topping ingredients
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons evaporated fat-free milk, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 ounce bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarse sea salt

    1. preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. 
combine flour and next 4 ingredients (through baking powder) in a large bowl, 
stirring well with a whisk. combine 6 tablespoons butter, eggs, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. 

3. add butter mixture to flour mixture; stir to combine. 
scrape batter into a 9-inch square metal baking pan lightly coated with cooking spray. 
bake at 350° for 19 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted 
in center comes out with moist crumbs clinging. 
cool in pan on a wire rack.

  1. 4. to prepare topping, melt 1/4 cup butter in a saucepan over medium heat. add 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1 1/2 tablespoons milk; cook 2 minutes. remove from heat. add vanilla and powdered sugar; stir with a whisk until smooth. spread mixture evenly over cooled brownies. let stand 20 minutes or until set.

  1. 4. combine 2 tablespoons milk and chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl; microwave at HIGH for 45 seconds or until melted, stirring after 20 seconds. stir just until smooth; drizzle over caramel.
    sprinkle with sea salt; let stand until set. cut into squares.

these were fantastic. we had to eat them while they were still gooey! :)

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