Next Day Brownies

21 Jan

Next Day Brownies

I’ve changed my mind. Sod reading, all I want to spend my time doing is eating these brownies. I’ve called this next day brownies because that’s when they’re at their best. But also they’re great on the day because, duh, they’re chocolate. And caramel. And carbs. They’re literally the best thing in the world apart from chips because omg chips.

These are so easy to make – they’re Nigella’s Everyday Brownies but rather than just using chopped milk chocolate in the mix I used whole chunks of Cadbury Caramel because I am a genius and as far as I’m concerned Nigella can kiss my silicone baking tray.

I made these last week and they lasted for a good few days. God knows how though.

You need:

  • 150g of unsalted butter
  • 300g light Muscovado sugar
  • 150g of plain flour
  • 75g of cocoa powder
  • A teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
  • A pinch of salt
  • A teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 200g enormous block of Cadbury Caramel
  • Grease-proof paper because without it you will hate your entire life

Chop up the chocolate into separate squares and put to one side. Stick the oven on at 190°c to heat up. Line a baking tray with grease-proof paper. I can’t work out for the life of me how to do this neatly.

Next Day Brownies

Melt all the butter in a large pan on a very low heat and once that’s done chuck in the sugar and stir in until it’s soaked up the butter and it’s a wonderful, unctuous, thick goo.

brownies

Don’t do what I did which is get over excited about making that (it turns out, pretty shitty) gif and skip this step, going straight into next one and then adding the sugar. After you’ve done this correctly sift the flour, cocoa powder, bicarb and salt into the butter and sugar, mixing in until it’s a heavy, dark mix.

Next Day Brownies

It’ll seem quite dry but that’s FINE. Take this off the heat now so it can cool down.

In a bowl whisk up your four eggs (I use medium because I feel sad for chicken bottoms when I buy large eggs) with the vanilla extract and then stir it into your chocolatey, sugary, amazing mix. Suddenly it’ll become glossy and amazing and you’ll want to run around naked with it smeared all over your body. Shut up. You will.

Next Day Brownies

Let this cool a bit more. You don’t want it to start to become to thick to pour or stir but you don’t want it hot enough that it melts all your chocolate chunks completely. Once that has happened quickly stir in all your chocolate.

Next Day Brownies

You never would have understood all of that without that photo, would you? There’s another one coming with the next massively complicated instruction, too.

Pour this all into your lined baking tray and pop it into the oven on the middle shelf for about 20 minutes. I find mine always take quite a bit longer but you’ll know when they’re done when the top is set but there’s still a bit of a wibble underneath.

Next Day Brownies

Once your brownies are out of the oven put them on a cooling rack and GUESS WHAT? Let them cool. They’ll firm up nicely too. Once completely cold slice in to nice big slabs of amazing chocolate. Slab is the only word for these. You want a good half-a-house-brick of these babies.

The best thing about them? POCKETS OF MOTHER FUNKING CARAMEL. You’re welcome. Eat them the next day in bed while you blog about books, look at some cat photos on Twitter and do anything other than your tax return.

Next Day Brownies

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13 Responses to “Next Day Brownies”

  1. Geordie Bore January 21, 2014 at 9:14 am #

    That is some hard core food porn : D

  2. Kate January 22, 2014 at 12:36 am #

    Holy good God. What is this awesomeness? Is this heaven?

    • Sarah Duggers January 22, 2014 at 11:49 am #

      I hope so. I should really make some more, just to double check then… shouldn’t I?

  3. nexttimearound101 February 4, 2014 at 10:01 am #

    I made these at the weekend and they were amazing! x

    • Sarah Duggers February 4, 2014 at 10:03 am #

      Oooh fab! I am on a sad no carbs diet and all I want to do is make a tray of them and eat the whole thing. In one sitting. x

      • nexttimearound101 February 5, 2014 at 10:31 am #

        No carb diets = nightmares. I might make these brownies again with a fruit and nut bar next time… x

      • Sarah Duggers February 5, 2014 at 10:56 am #

        I am ITCHING for a can of Coke. I haven’t managed to cut out wine yet which could be a problem. I managed to lose a stone last spring doing it for a fortnight so…!

        That sounds AMAZING! Please send photos! xx

  4. Jess April 5, 2014 at 1:08 am #

    Hello! I just thought I would leave a comment in an attempt to quit being a lurker….I made these brownies and they were awesome! They were a bit dry, I think I just need more practice with measurement conversions. Anyway they served as breakfast for my 15 year old for about a week! Bad I know but at least he ate something :)

    • Sarah Duggers April 6, 2014 at 11:50 am #

      Hi Jess! Thanks so much for your comment. I absolutely cannot do conversions to save my life, but the definitely shouldn’t be dry. Maybe add a small gloop of vegetable oil when the eggs go in? Though please remember that I have no idea what I’m talking about… Also PLEASE ADOPT ME xxx

      • Jess April 6, 2014 at 9:08 pm #

        Excellent, will try! Was wondering if I should add an extra egg or some water. Vegetable oil is good advice :) These were so good I am determined to perfect them. I think I best just order real world (metric) measuring cups online….Better yet you’re adopted….come make us brownies and I will let you eat them for breakfast!

      • Sarah Duggers April 6, 2014 at 9:19 pm #

        Yesssssss!!!!

  5. klaatu April 6, 2014 at 11:58 am #

    They look …. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rhYV6fk75Y

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