Caramel brownies

    55 min

    A friend shared this recipe with me many years ago. It's been a favourite in our family ever since, and now my kids make it themselves when bored...It's super fast, super easy and can be made into several interesting versions. For example, you may want to add nuts, desiccated coconut or chocolate chips.

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    Makes: 10 brownies

    • 100g butter
    • 220g brown sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or 1 packet vanilla sugar
    • 75g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 60g chopped nuts, dates, chocolate or desiccated coconut (optional)

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Butter a square or round 20cm glass or metal baking dish. Dust with flour and set aside.
    2. Melt the butter over a medium-low heat. Add the brown sugar and keep mixing with a wooden spoon, until it looks like the butter and sugar are fully melted and mixed. The mixture should look like liquid caramel (not separated).
    3. Remove from the heat and allow to cool a little. When mixture is still warm, but not hot, add the egg and vanilla, mix with a spoon.
    4. Sift the flour and baking powder through a fine sieve straight into the caramel mixture. Mix with spoon.
    5. Add the salt along with nuts, dates, chocolate or coconut, if using. Mix well.
    6. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Remove from the oven and cool for at least 15 minutes before cutting into small squares and serving.

    Tray size adjustments..

    The recipe is written for a small square glass or non-stick metal tin, 20 by 20 cm. For rectangular tray (33 by 23 cm) you will need to double the amount of ingredients. For large tray (27 by 39 cm) you will need to triple.

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    What size tray did you use i had a large tray ready and doubled up ingredients but it was still not enough. Good job i used baking paper and was able to transfer it to a smaller tin but even so i only had just enough to fill that tin and it was half the size, maybe next time I'll triple the ingredients or even quadruple.  -  03 Apr 2017