I don't know about you but I just can't get enough of anything salted caramel flavoured. The perfect salty/sweet combination! Throw it on top of a chocolaty brownie and it is just a match made in heaven. With a little bit of school nostalgia, these Salted Caramel Cornflake Brownies will go down a treat!
115g Salted Butter
170g Dark Chocolate
2 Free Range Eggs
150g Caster Sugar
1tbsp Vanilla Extract
Pinch of Salt
105g Self Raising Flour
480g Caster Sugar
300ml Double Cream
1/2 Tsp Salt
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees celcius, line a 20cm square tin with greaseproof paper
1. Melt your butter and chocolate in the microwave in 30 second intervals until melted, take care not to over heat, allow to cool a little before the next step
2. Now add your vanilla and 2 eggs and thoroughly stir to combine
3. Next, add your caster sugar and salt and once again, stir until combined
4. Fold in your flour gently until combined, make sure there are no lumps
5. Pour your mixture into your tin making sure to spread evenly. Bake for around 20-25 minutes until there is a light crust on top, you want the middle to remain gooey
6. Now to make your caramel. Add your caster sugar to a large saucepan and place on a medium heat to begin to melt, stir occasionally as it melts to make sure it doesn't burn
7. Once the sugar is all melted, turn the heat down to low, then add your butter and cream. Beware, it may spit a little! Mix well, it will begin to thicken quickly
8. Add your salt and vanilla. Continue to cook your caramel for around 5 minutes until thick and all combined, stirring continuously
9. Remove from the heat and allow to cool briefly before pouring over your cornflakes TAKE CARE: the caramel will be hot, pour slowly to avoid splashing. Mix so that all the cornflakes are coated evenly
10. Just before adding to your brownies, use a knife to create a few rivets in your brownie to help the mixture stick. Then add your cornflake mixture to the top of your brownies and spread evenly making sure you cover all of the corners, apply a little pressure to condense the topping for the perfect crunch!
11. Allow this to cool a little and set. Once set, cut into big slices and ENJOY! This goes perfectly with a big mug of tea.
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