Turbo Charged Brownies with Salted Caramel & Walnuts

by Shawnda on August 8, 2011

in Cakes, Cupcakes & Brownies,Project Pastry Queen

Turbo Charged Brownies with Salted Caramel and Walnuts

That’s a big title for a dessert with big flavors. This week’s Project Pastry Queen challenge was selected by Tara of Smells Like Home: Turbo Charged Brownies with Praline Topping.

The brownies are moist, light and fluffy. They’re not overly dense or fudgey, which is how I typically like my brownies. They have just a hint of bitterness from the espresso, which is offset by a sweet, salty, and crunchy caramel and walnut topping.

I made a few changes to the recipe:
– I didn’t make the praline topping because I have 3 jars of leftover salted caramel sauce in the fridge. Leftover salted caramel sauce? It’s a terrible problem to have.
– I used walnuts because I could reach them – pecans would have required me going to the next room and getting a chair.
– I used fresh espresso over using espresso powder, which I don’t have.
– I made 1/3 of the recipe in a muffin pan and got 6.

Thanks to Tara for picking such an indulgent dessert. You can find the full recipe here. Check out how the other Project Pastry Queen members served their brownies!

Next week, we’re going to drink away the 104-degree, 7-month-drought blahs with some Rather Sweet Sangria!

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