January 11, 2012

Bake Along #16 : Brownies with Salted Caramel Topping

Gosh ... believe this. Its my first time baking brownies . Heehee... I was like a dumb ass tying to figure out how I should bake this sticky batter into the nicely cut brownies like the others. Well, I gotta admit that I am not really satisfy with my bake this time. No worries tho, I am sure I will improve when I bake this again .
I am honestly not very satisfy with the look of this brownies. I knew I could have make it looks better . Practice makes perfect. I will sure be baking this again . Heehee.....I have never like brownies . Its either too sweet or too hard. LOL. Maybe I didn't find the right place to taste it . 

I am happy to be able to join this round of Bake Along #16 . Hope I will be able to make it for the next around again ;) 


Brownies with Salted Caramel Topping 

Brownies : 
3/4 cup    All Purpose Flour
3/4 cup   Unsweetened Cocoa Powder ( I might reduce this to 1/2 cup the next time I bake this )
1/4 cup   Packed Brown Sugar  ( original recipe calls for 1/2 cup packed brown sugar )
1/3 cup   Granulated Sugar ( original recipe calls for 1 cup )
1/2 tsp    Baking Powder
6 tbsp     Butter , melted
2 large eggs
1 tsp       Vanilla Extract
Cooking Spray  [ I lined my pan with aluminium foil instead ]

Topping : 
1/4 cup   Butter
1/4 cup   Packed Brown Sugar
1 1/2 tbsp Evaporated Fat-free Milk, Divided
1/4 tsp    Vanilla Extract
1/2 cup   Powdered Sugar

Method : 
1/    Preheat oven to 350F or 180C
2/    Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cup . Level with a knife
3/    Combine flour, Cocoa powder , brown sugar , granulated sugar and baking powder in a large bowl,
       Stir well with a whisk to make sure its well combine
4/   Combine butter, eggs and vanilla extract in another bowl. Add mixture to flour mixture and stir to combine
5/   Scrap batter into a 9" square pan and tap it on the counter a few times to level it.
6/   Bake at preheated oven 19 minutes or until skewer inserted in the centre comes out with moist crumbs
      clinging . Cool in pan on wire rack

for the Topping : 
1/    Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat.
2/    Add brown sugar and milk, cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat
3/    Add vanilla extract and powdered sugar . Stir with a whisk until smooth .
4/    Spread evenly on cooled brownies. Let stand until set

Recipe adapted from myrecipes
This turn out to be a tasty brownies, altho we find it to be still a bit too sweet . I will sure to bake this again . Enjoy your brownies  !!!!




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I am joining Bake Along No. 16 which is organise by Frozen Wings , Kitchen Flavours and Bake for Happy Kids. Hop over to their blogs to view the list of participants . Enjoy !




8 comments:

  1. the brownies looks fabulous to me :)

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  2. it still looks a nice slice. I see that you've reduced the sugar by quite a lot, the topping is too sweet? but glad to hear that you find it tasty! Good try!

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  3. I love brownies and these look amazing! I think you should be very pleased with them. You had me at salted caramel :)

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  4. This is your first time baking and did so well. I Nevermind about the look, it is the taste and texture that matters. My family loves brownies very much and our brownies will all gone very quickly when they freshly baked. I have a tip to share if you want a clean-cut brownies....cut the brownies when it is chilled or at least completely cooled, the edges will be as smooth as neat they can be. We are usually impatient with our brownies and like to eat them when they are freshly baked from the oven :D

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  5. Your brownies looks lovely, Abby! I would usually reduce the sugar in most recipes too! Thank you for baking along with us! Have a nice day!
    Got your bundt pan yet?

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  6. @Alice : Hi Alice, thank you for dropping by. Tq for the compliment . ;)

    @lena : The brownies is still kind of sweet. maybe I will try reducing more sugar the next time I bake this. Maybe the next time I will reduce the amount of powdered sugar for the topping too. But this brownies is seriously delicious tho. ;)

    @Baking addict : Brownies with Salted Caramel Topping = perfect combination . LOL

    @Zoe : Maybe I am too fussy sometimes. But the brownies really taste yummy. Vanished within hours. ;)

    @kitchen flavours : Hi Joyce, hope everything is well with you . Reducing sugar in every recipe has become my habit . ;) Sigh... I gotta wait till next week for my bundt pan to arrive . Can't wait to bake the Nut-Crusted Chocolate-Banana Cake again .

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  7. I am still on the search for the perfect homemade brownie. So far I really like the box mixes the best, I just want something that I can make just as good from scratch. I do like a good sweet brownie, so I think I would love this one with caramel.

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  8. those sound divine...LOVE salted caramel anything!

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