Chocolate Rye Brownies with Bourbon Caramel
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Chocolate brownie recipe with whole grain rye flour, cocoa, melted dark chocolate finished with bourbon caramel, pistachios, and flaked salt. From
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 9
Bourbon Caramel
  • Follow caramel recipe on Fig Bourbon Gelato recipe and set aside.
Chocolate Rye Brownies
  • 115 grams (8 tablespoons) butter, unsalted
  • 225 grams (1½ cups) dark chocolate, chopped
  • 40 grams (1/3 cup) cocoa powder, unsweetened (I used this one)
  • 150 grams (1½ cups) whole grain rye flour (I used this one)
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt, fine
  • 150 grams (2/3 cup) granulated sugar (I prefer unrefined organic cane sugar but any will do)
  • 150 grams (3/4 cup) brown sugar
  • 150 grams (3 large) eggs, whole large
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste (or extract)
To Finish
  • ¼ cup pistachios, shelled
  • 1 pinch sea salt flakes
Bourbon Caramel
  1. Start by making the caramel. Follow the simple steps for bourbon caramel in my Fig Caramel Gelato post.
  2. Set aside to cool.
Chocolate Rye Brownies
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F / 175 C.
  2. Butter a standard 8x8 square baking pan.
  3. Line pan with parchment paper for easier removal after baking.
  4. Combine butter and chopped chocolate in a microwavable bowl. Warm in two 30 second intervals, covered. Stir between and after.
  5. Set aside for a few minute and stir to fully incorporate.
  6. Alternatively, warm over steam until gently melted.
  7. In a mixer bowl combine both sugars and eggs.
  8. Whip until lighter and incorporated, about 4 minutes medium speed with whisk.
  9. Add vanilla and gently add chocolate mixture. Mix to combine.
  10. Whisk the remaining dry ingredients together in a bowl.
  11. Add this dry mix to the batter. Mix just until combined and no more.
  12. Transfer to prepared pan.
  13. Drizzle caramel over batter and swirl gently with a knife.
  14. Sprinkle pistachios.
  15. Bake for about 20 minutes. Do not over bake if you want more fudgy brownies.
  16. Remove and sprinkle gently with sea salt flakes.
  17. Enjoy!
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Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1
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