Cooks In55 minutes plus cooling
DifficultyNot too tricky
Nutrition per serving
Calories 344 17%
Fat 22.4g 32%
Saturates 13.1g 66%
Sugars 24.9g 28%
Salt 0.3g 5%
Protein 3.9g 8%
Carbs 32.7g 13%
Fibre 1.9g -
Of an adult's reference intake
- 225 g butter , plus extra for greasing
- 250 g dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids)
- 225 g golden caster sugar
- 4 large free-range eggs
- 150 g plain flour
- SALTED CARAMEL
- ¼ of a vanilla pod
- 40 ml double cream
- 15 g salted butter
- 60 g caster sugar
- 40 g golden syrup
By Jamie Oliver
- Start by making your caramel. Split the vanilla pod lengthways, scrape out the seeds, then place into a pan.
- Combine with the cream, half of the butter and a good pinch of sea salt. Cook, whisking, over a low heat for about 2 to 3 minutes until it’s just bubbling, then take the pan off the heat and set aside.
- Place the caster sugar and golden syrup in a medium heavy-based pan over a low heat. Don’t stir, just gently swirl the pan to help dissolve the sugar.
- Turn up the heat to medium and keep swirling until the sugar turns into a golden caramel.
- Take the pan off the heat. Discard the vanilla pod from the hot milk, then stir in the caramel with a wooden spoon.
- Return it to a low heat while you stir in the remaining butter, then remove from the heat and set aside.
- Scrunch up a large piece of greaseproof paper, make it wet (shake off the excess), then use it to line a 20cm x 30cm baking tin.
- Pour in the caramel, sprinkle with another pinch of salt, and place it on a tea towel in the fridge for 30 minutes, until you have a thick, gooey caramel.
- Once the caramel has been chilling for 15 minutes, start the brownies. Preheat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF/gas 4. Grease and line another 20cm x 30cm baking tin.
- Melt the butter in a pan over a low heat. Chop and stir in the chocolate until it’s melted, then remove from the heat and stir in the sugar.
- Once cooled slightly, whisk in the eggs, then sift and fold in the flour until incorporated. Pour the mixture into the tin.
- Take your caramel from the fridge, scoop out spoonfuls and dot them into the brownie mixture, pressing to submerge. Once you have a third of the caramel left, drizzle it on top, using your spoon to ripple it through.
- Bake the brownies in the oven for about 25 minutes, or until cooked but still a bit gooey.
- Leave to cool for 1 hour, cut into squares and serve.