Friday, November 15, 2013

Sassy Sweets: Caramel Brownie Pizza

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Sorry for all the sweets this week; I've been in a huge baking mood ever since we got back from our trip.  I think because it's something that is appropriate to make on the weekends; you can't make 3 dinners on the weekends (well you could...but...we won't).  Although I should really stop making desserts too considering that I will need to be in a bathing suit in just a few more weeks.

That's right, we're going away AGAIN!  But this time, I can't even tell you where.  You see, a big birthday of John's is coming up so as a surprise, I thought it would be nice to take a long weekend away.  After all the crazy travelling we did the first question John asked was if we were going to a beach.  That's one of John's perfect vacations.  Sure he loves seeing the world and travelling like I do but give him a beach and a day of rest and he likes nothing more.

I'm also terrible at surprises.  In fact, I'm shocked that I kept this surprise as long as I have.  I've told basically everyone else in our lives but John where we are going and I can't wait to see his face when we show up at the airport and he sees our desintation on the flight screen!  Anyway, it's the first week in December so I guess I still have at least one more weekend until I feel like I have to watch carefully what I eat.  For now, I'll eat this pizza.  It's basically everything you'd want a dessert pizza to be - fudgy, rich, chocolatey and delicious!
Caramel Brownie Pizza (adapted from Two Peas and their Pod)
Serves:  8
1 cup salted butter
2 cups sugar
1 1/4 cups cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
1 cup caramel sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease a 16-inch pizza pan and set aside.

Add the butter to a medium saucepan and melt over medium-low heat.  Remove from heat and add sugar.  Stir until well-combined, smooth, and shiny.  Stir in the cocoa, baking powder, and vanilla extract.  Mix in the eggs, until the mixture is smooth.  Stir in flour and then fold in chocolate chips.  Pour the mixture into the pizza pan.  In a small bowl, combine caramel sauce and sea salt.  Then, drizzle over the brownie.  Swirl the sauce gently into the pizza.  Bake for 20-30 minutes, until the brownie is fudgy but fully cooked through.  Serve with ice cream and additional caramel sauce.

Until the next time my oven is on...




8 comments:

  1. Wow, this looks delicious! I just made my son a Texas Sheet Cake for his birthday, but I'm thinking he would have loved one of these. Oh well, maybe next week. We can certainly find something to celebrate.

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