Thursday, April 12, 2007

Caramel Ripple Brownies

My friend Myriam's food blog Once Upon A Tart is fast becoming the best around. She is hosting her first food event Browniebabe of the Month and here is my entry. I've made this brownie for years and it's lovely - two thirds brownie, one third caramel cheesecake.

Makes 16
100 g plain chocolate
100 g unsalted butter
2 eggs, beaten
150 g light muscovado sugar
50 g plain flour
225 g soft cheese
50 g dark muscovado sugar
few drops vanilla extract
1 egg, beaten

Preheat the oven to 170C, gas mark 3. Line a 20cm square shallow cake tin with silicone paper.

Break the chocolate into a heatproof bowl then add the butter and set over a pan of gently simmering water, stirring from time to time until melted.

Meanwhile, make the caramel ripple mixture, mix together the soft cheese, muscovado sugar, vanilla and egg and set aside.

Stir the eggs and sugar into the chocolate mixture then sift over the flour and gently fold in.

Spoon half of the brownie mixture into the tin then alternately dollop teaspoonfuls of the caramel mixture and the remaining brownie mixture into the tin. Using a chop stick or skewer, lightly ripple together to make a marbled top.

Bake for 30 minutes until just set. Leave to cool in the tin then cut into squares and cool completely on a wire rack.


myriam said...

YUUUUUUM! thanks for joining! luv m

roofy-roof said...

Hey there

Just a quick note to say sorry we can't make Scrap's birthday. A once in a blue-moon family holiday beckons. Thanks so much for the invite.

Enjoy the bouncy castle and all the fun of the party.

Can you please text Gareth your home address so that we can get a greeting winging its way to the little chap.

Much love - Ruth x
PS - WHEN do you get time to bake?? I'm amazed. I don't even have time to put on my mascara these days let. Tell me how you do it Superwoman?!

Silvana said...

Hey Ruth!

No worries. Have a brilliant holiday - see you all as soon as you get back! xxxxxxxxxxxx

Nigel said...


I am Nero, and was wondering whether you would even consider teaching me, Dulwich Mum and perhaps others how to cook better and more varied dishes. Of course, we'd pay. Email me @

A presto,


Helene said...

Love that recipe. Just the words "caramel ripple" had me week in the knees

myriam said...

see. i didnt forget to include you in the roundup...;-) come and join the fun again next month. you are good at it! .. and this stir fry recipe you just posted makes me really, really, hungry.

Brilynn said...

That is one serious brownie!