salted caramel brownie

If there ever was a brownie recipe showdown, this is going to be the one to give all the other recipes out there a run for their money. Dark, rich, moist and fudgey, this classic brownie is a killer on its own. But with oozy salted caramel and flecks of crunchy sea salt over top, it is simply out-of-this-world.

For my family’s weekly spelt crepe breakfast, I had made a batch of salted caramel. This is my five-year old son’s favourite sauce, and he asks for it on bread, bananas, pancakes, waffles, and recently, he has started enjoying it spooned directly into his mouth. Despite having put away a significant bit of salted caramel over a few days, I still had some left over. So one night, I started to think of the possible pairings with it and a dense brownie was the first thing that came to mind. I went to sleep dreaming of dark chocolate, and straight after breakfast the next morning, I took out my trusted brownie recipe and got baking.

I am a little ashamed to say that I had eaten my way through almost half of the tray, with nary a consideration for anyone else to taste it. For about half a day, my world revolved around cutting out one-inch squares and popping them into my mouth when I walked past the container (I would have a compelling reason to pass by every 10-minutes or so). Finally, with a belly full of brownie, and a heart full of generosity, I graciously offered a diet portion of salted caramel goodness to the hubby. He too, agreed that it is one of the best brownie bites he has taken in a long time, albeit small.

About Dawn Chia

Dawn, a lanky food-crazed lady, started out writing for lifestyle magazines, and later spent several years in banking. When not eating, she's cooking, reading about, hankering after, and writing about food. On her first date with her boyfriend (now husband), they dined at four restaurants across Singapore. He's gained 25lbs since, and their culinary escapades continue after welcoming two rotund angels. Dawn's committed to feeding them with the best, and creating lasting food memories and traditions for her family.


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14 May 2014


Enough with the volume measurements in recipes. It’s 2014 not 1842. Fair enough with tiny quantities (tsp) but, for everything else, weights please, in grams.

Hi Von, my brownie recipe is fashioned out of Martha Stewart’s and Ina Garten’s. Their recipes are in volume measures. I use level scoops for sugar, and the standard “dip and sweep” method for flour. However, the weight of eggs will still vary, Hope this helps.

Hi Dawn,
Really appreciate your recipe sharing! It’s good that you keep as close to the original recipe as possible. It’s 2014 and i’m sure many places sell measuring cups! Cheers!

Hi Doris, thank you for the encouragement. I hope the recipes work for you, and you enjoy the treats as much as I do 🙂

Oh my gosh, these look so amazingly decadent. I’ve made your World Peace Cookies and Whipping Cream Cake, both are wonderful. I’ve been training for a race coming this Sunday so no goodies for too long. For sure, next week, this is going to be my post-race treat. I can’t wait, I’ll let you know how they come out. 😉

Thanks for the note, Joe. If anything’s worthy of being a post-race treat, this would be it! All the best for Sunday! Let me know when you finally get to sink your teeth into one of these 🙂

These look fabulous, Dawn. Can’t wait to try them out, as a treat for my son who’s facing exams! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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