Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Bailey's Chocolate Caramel Brownie Terrine


I love brownies, bread pudding and Bailey's Irish Cream. Combine these three tasty ingredients and you have what just might be the perfect dessert.






The recipe is easy to make, but you do need a little time because the brownies have to dry overnight. You simply whip up a batch of brownies, cut them into pieces to dry, like a brownie crouton, and then make the custard and bake. 





Bailey's Chocolate Caramel Brownie Terrine
Recipe Adapted from Holiday Baking by Sara Perry

Brownies

11/3 cup cake flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
5 eggs at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
11/2 cups, plus 3 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
13/4 cup granulated sugar

Preheat the oven to 350. Prepare a 9 x 13" baking pan by lining with foil or parchment paper and then spray lightly with cooking spray. Set aside.

Sift together the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl, then lightly whisk together. In a small bowl combine the eggs and vanilla, do not mix.

In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, add the butter and beat on low speed until creamy for 30 seconds. Turn mixer to medium speed and add the sugar, beat until light and fluffy. On low speed add the flour mixture in three additions, alternating with the egg mixture in 2 additions, until well blended. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl as necessary. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake 30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Transfer to wire rack to cool. Then cut brownies into 1 inch cubes and let dry at room temperature for 6 to 8 hours.

Custard

1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup Bailey's Irish Cream
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup PLUS 2 Tablespoons of granulated sugar
8 ounces high quality bittersweet chocolate broken into pieces
4 eggs at room temperature
1 tablespoon pure vanilla
6-10 dark chocolate covers caramels chopped into pieces

Preheat oven to 325, butter a 2 quart pate or terrine mold, bread pan, soufflé dish or whatever container that you like. Prepare a water bath by placing a terry-cloth towel into a roasting pan then place the terrine pan on top. This method prevents your pan from sliding and overcoming.  Set this aside. 

In a saucepan over medium heat bring the milk, cream, Baileys and sugar just to a simmer. Place the chocolate into a medium bowl. Pour the hot simmering cream mixture over the chocolate then let stand for 3-4 minutes. Whisk until smooth. 

In a small bowl whisk together the eggs, and vanilla then slowly mix this into the chocolate mixture. 

To assemble, tightly arrange the brownie cubes and the chopped caramels in the prepared pan, leave some room at the top for the custard. Pour the custard over the brownies and let stand. Then using a large spoon press the brownies down into the pan to be sure they are well saturated. Add more custard then let sit and repeat the process. You want the custard above the brownies. 

Place the prepared pan(water-bath) on the middle-shelf. Then pour hot water into the roasting pan, be careful not to get any into the terrine, until the water is half way up the sides of the terrine pan. Bake until an instant read thermometer reads 170 F, about 90 minutes. Be sure to check after 60 minutes of cooking time, the check intermittently. After terrine is finished, remove from oven to cool. Then refrigerate until well chilled. 

To remove terrine from pan, set into a baking pan filled with warm water for a few minutes then invert onto a cutting board or your serving plate. Let terrine come to room temperature before cutting. Serve with whipping cream, berries, caramel or whatever garnish you would like. 

I like to garnish my terrine with Baileys whipped cream and some chocolate shavings. For this one I cut up pieces of caramel and dotted the top as well.






Enjoy!


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