Last night was the caramel version with chopped dates and walnuts. If you look at the recipes you will see how easy it is to change and come up with a new flavour or idea. Technically they are not chocolate and are not brownies.
I always slightly undercook this, the finished slice is moist and slightly sticky, sweet and the flavour is a bit like that of sticky date pudding. I thought of renaming it Sticky Date Slice, however, have decided that it will be Caramel, Date and Walnut Slice.
Caramel, Date and Walnut Slice
Ingredients for full quantity
250 gms butter
400 gms white chocolate/2 large blocks
2 cups castor sugar
2 cups plain flour
1 tablespoon vanilla extract (not essence)
1 cup walnuts, large pieces
1cup dates, roughly chopped/sliced
Ingredients for half quantity
125 gms butter
200 gms white chocolate/1 large block
1 cups castor sugar
1 cups plain flour
2 teaspoons vanilla extract (not essence)
1/2 cup walnuts, large pieces
1/2 cup dates, roughly chopped/sliced
Place chocolate and butter in glass bowl and melt in microwave. Use medium heat. It should take about 3 minutes. Alternative method, use a bowl over hot water. Stir regularly until mixture is smooth.
Add sugar to mixture and stir well, then add vanilla, flour, dates, nuts and eggs. Mix well
Place mixture into a greased and lined tin.
Bake at 1600 until firm on the edges and slightly soft in the middle. It will take about 40-60 minutes depending on the depth of the tin. See below.
Allow brownies to stand for a few minutes and then lift out and place on cooling rack.
Cut up brownie and place in an airtight container or jar.
Serve with a dust of icing sugar if desired.