March 30th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

Making these tonight (thanks to Donna Hay), we shall see how they come out!

salted caramel brownie squares
Donna Hay Salted Caramel Brownie Squares

150g dark chocolate, chopped
200g unsalted butter, chopped
1½ cups (265g) brown sugar
3 eggs
¾ cup (110g) plain (all-purpose) flour, sifted
2 tablespoons cocoa, sifted
sea salt flakes, for sprinkling

¾ cup (180ml) single (pouring) cream
90g unsalted butter, chopped
1½ cups (330g) caster (superfine) sugar
½ cup (125ml) water

Preheat the oven to 160°C (325°F). Place the chocolate and butter in a small saucepan over low heat and stir until melted and smooth. Set aside and allow to cool slightly. Place the sugar, eggs, flour and cocoa in a large bowl and whisk to combine. Add the chocolate mixture and whisk until well combined. Pour the mixture into a lightly greased 20cm x 30cm slice tin lined with non-stick baking paper and spread evenly. Bake for 32–35 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer. Allow to cool slightly at room temperature and refrigerate to cool completely.
To make the caramel, place the cream and butter in a small saucepan over medium heat until the butter is melted. Remove from the heat and set aside. Place the sugar and water in a small, deep saucepan over high heat and, using a metal spoon, stir to combine. Bring to the boil and cook, without stirring, until dark golden and the temperature reaches 175°C (347°F) on a sugar thermometer+. Remove from the heat and carefully add the cream mixture in a thin, steady stream, stirring to combine. Return the pan to low heat and stir for 5 minutes or until the caramel has slightly thickened. Pour onto the cooled brownie and refrigerate for 4–5 hours or until firm.
Cut into squares and sprinkle with the salt just before serving. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
Makes 20 squares.
+ Once the syrup starts caramelising, you can swirl the pan to even out the colour of the caramel and prevent the edges from darkening. You can use a wet pastry brush to gently wipe any sugar crystals that may appear on the side of the saucepan. This will stop the caramel from crystallising.salted_caramel_brownies

March 30th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

#windowview. From #Saturday #afternoon when I took @gregoryadamson to the #airport. #fly #delta #hartsfieldjackson #international. (at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport)

March 30th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

#windowview this morning from #marta. The #rain was coming down hard and passing one of my favourite #derelict #buildings in #little5points #morning #commute (at Moreland Ave)

March 27th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

#windowview. Just setting off on #Marta this morning and saw all the markers at #inmanpark #station #history #morning #greyday. (at Inman Park / Reynoldstown)

March 25th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

#windowview. A boy and his dog as seen from #Marta this #morning. This made me happy. #boy #dog #emory #busride (at Bad Dog Taqueria)

March 24th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

#windowview on the way to work. Looking out #Marta I saw a lot of flashing lights today. #dekalbcounty #ambulance #morning #commute catching the bus in the morning I get to watch the world and relax. (at Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church)

March 23rd, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

#windowview. The view outside my window at my job. #dailyphoto #morning #Atlanta #emory (at Woodruff Memorial Research Building)

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I want to see Thor in sweatpants.

March 16th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

Home now, so goodbye #lasvegas #vacation over. It was a great trip, from #phoenix to the #grandcanyon to #oldstrip in #vegas I saw a huge slice of #theusa I had not seen before.

March 16th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

Chinese New Year decorations at the #bellagiohotel. #happy #newyear #flower #sculptures This was about to be taken down and do I saw the last minutes of it last night. #lasvegas #bellagio #vacation #latenight #wondering (at Bellagio Las Vegas)

March 16th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

I yam what I yam #popeye #Wynnhotel #jeffkoons. Stunning sculpture in the hotel. So bright that a photo does not do it justice. #lasvegas #vacation (at Wynn Las Vegas)

March 15th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

Art on the wall at Emergency Art near #fremontstreet #lasvegas #oldstrip #heart #wallart (at Emergency Arts And The Beat Coffee)

March 14th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

Beautiful #jeffkoons #tulips in the #Wynnhotel in #lasvegas waking around with @fauxking looking at very expensive clothes and dreaming. (at Wynn Las Vegas)

March 14th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

The Grand Canyon it is stunning, the variety of stone and shear size is unimaginable. #wonder #grandcanyon #arizona #vacation #sunset (at Dessert View Grand Canyon)

March 14th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

Behind me is the #grandcanyon #arizona just before #sunset and although the sun is shining there is snow on the ground! #vacation #roadtrip #selfie #smiling (at Desert View Watchtower)

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