I first made this recipe about four years ago and then promptly forgot all about it. Lord knows why, when I took them into work they were demolished within a matter of seconds – everyone excitedly exclaiming how lovely and gooey they were. And boy, they are gooey.
Probably the fudgiest brownies I have ever made, you only need a small slice as they are so intensely rich. But in the best possible oh-my-god, these brownies are heaven, kind of way. Good enough to sell on a market stall, the boyfriend said, but perhaps he is biased.
I’m so glad I discovered this recipe again, tucked away deep in my recipe archives, the original being salted caramel brownies. Instead, I have gone for miso caramel, inspired by Pretty Green Teas truffles (try them, they are seriously good!). Miso paste is usually used in savoury cooking, but it has a salty almost nutty flavour that works well when paired with something so incredibly sweet, such as caramel. Miso is available in most large supermarkets, but if you can’t get ahold of it, swap the miso for butter and a generous pinch of salt. That will give you that salty sweet combo that is so god damn delicious.
This recipe looks complicated but is in fact, extremely easy to make. If you are not used to making caramel, then that is potentially the only tricky part but if you keep an eye on the sugar, you’ll be absolutely fine. Just make sure it turns a nice amber colour, like the colour of a new penny, rather than an old rusty penny. After the caramel has been made, it is simply a case of melting a few ingredients in the same pan (to save on washing up!), whisking in eggs and then folding in flour. The only *difficult* part of it is having to wait for them to cool down then firm up in the fridge. You could cheat and stick them in the freezer for 30 minutes, but you need to make sure they are completely cold, otherwise, it will be a nightmare to cut!
For the miso caramel:
For the brownie:
– To keep dairy free, swap the double cream for Alpro soy cream and butter for a dairy free alternative (such as flora freedom). Also ensure your dark chocolate is dairy free (most are, some are not).