It's hard to beat a good, chewy, fudgy brownie with a crinkly crust. What's even harder to beat is a brownie like that, topped with a coffee buttercream and a salted caramel sauce! In my book, this is a winner.
I had a chocolate craving the other night and tried out a new brownie recipe that only uses melted semi-sweet chocolate instead of cocoa powder. It almost resembles a chocolate lava cake in it's rich chocolate flavor, but with a more fudgy consistency. For a nicer presentation, I baked them in a pop over pan that my hubby's grandmother bought me years ago. I love the shape they got!
Since I'm a lover of anything coffee and chocolate, I made a vanilla buttercream with some brewed coffee in it, and it turned out delicious. The salted caramel on top is just another bonus to an already yummy dessert!
As a finishing touch, I garnished the brownies with gold dusted rose petals and dried rose buds.
Om du älskar brownies, är det här receptet något för dig! En chokladdröm som toppas med en fantastisk kaffesmörkräm och salt kolasås. Garnera med rosenblad och torkade rosenknoppar för vacker presentation!
1 cup (170 grams) semisweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 sticks (170 grams) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
4 ounces (113 grams) unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1 1/2 cups (300 grams) granulated sugar
3 large eggs plus 1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup (94 grams) all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line an 8×8-inch baking pan with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips, butter, and unsweetened chocolate. Heat in the microwave for 1 minute then stir. Continue heating in 30-second bursts, stirring between each burst, until the mixture is melted and smooth but not scorched. Remove from the microwave and let cool slightly.
In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the eggs and sugar on medium-high speed until light and thick, about 3 minutes. Beat in the vanilla extract. Stir in the cooled chocolate mixture with a rubber spatula. Add the flour and salt, folding gently until combined.
Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan. Bake until a tester comes out with moist crumbs still attached, 35 to 40. Do not over-bake. Let cool to room temperature. Serve at room temperature or chilled.
For the buttercream, I used this recipe and omitted the heavy cream and used cold brewed coffee instead.
Salted Caramel Sauce
by Bobby Flay
1 cup granulated sugar
½ cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
¾ teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste
In a medium saucepan set over medium-high heat, combine the sugar with 1/4 cup cold water and stir to combine. Cook, without stirring, until the sugar has turned a deep amber hue, approximately 10 to 12 minutes.
Meanwhile, warm the cream in a small saucepan. When the caramel is ready, slowly whisk in the warm cream and continue simmering the mixture until it is smooth, another 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat, then whisk in the butter, and then the salt, to taste. Serve warm.