Brownies a la mode with Warm Caramel
We found a recipe for a brownie with caramel sauce and tried it on Saturday morning. It didn’t work. It was too involved. We wanted a quick, easy recipe that people could make when they were busy-easy weeknight desserts.
Dressing up brownies is quick and easy. They should be good enough that your family asks for seconds and formal enough for friends. Here are five ways to dress up brownies.
The First Step: Making Attractive Brownies
We love really moist, gooey brownies but they have to be neat and attractive too.
Choose your brownies and make them so that they cut neat and square. Our New York Dessert Brownies were designed for that. If you want a gooey brownie, choose Uncle Bob’s Extra Moist Brownies but freeze them for an hour to make them firm before cutting.
How to Make Your Brownies Look Like They Came from a Bakery
Line your pan with parchment paper. Spread shortening in the pan to hold the paper in place. Don’t worry; the fat will be outside the paper, not on your brownies
After removing the pan from the oven, grab the edges of the paper and lift the cake from the pan.
Using two cooling racks, invert the cake and peel off the paper. Sandwich the cake between two racks and turn the cake over. Re-invert the cake and let cool.
With a serrated knife, trim the edges from the cake.
Use a ruler to mark the cuts
Cut the brownies with a wet blade. Keep a clean damp cloth handy and wipe the blade between cuts
5 Fantastic Desserts to Make with a Brownie Mix
Brownies with Strawberries and Whipped Cream
Pile thinly sliced strawberries on your brownie. Cover it with whipped cream:
Brownies a la mode with Warm Caramel Sauce
Load a brownie with a scoop of ice cream. Drizzle it with warm caramel.
Brownies with Chubby Cherry and Chocolate Sauce
Load a brownie with Chubby Cherry topping and drizzle it with chocolate dessert sauce.
Brownies with Bananas and Caramel
Put sliced bananas on top of a brownie. Drizzle it with warm caramel. Top it with caramel whipped cream.
Brownies with Raspberries, Raspberry Sauce, and Amaretto Whipped Cream
Drizzle Raspberry Designer Dessert Sauce over and around a brownie. Arrange fresh raspberries. Top with Amaretto Whipped Cream
To make the Amaretto Whipped Cream, substitute amaretto flavor for vanilla when whipping.