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Walnut and Caramel Brownies Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 4 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 cup caramel sauce

Special equipment needed:
- 9x13 inch baking pan
- Parchment paper
- Mixing bowls
- Whisk
- Rubber spatula

Step-by-step instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line the baking pan with parchment paper.

2. In a mixing bowl, combine the melted butter, sugar, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder, and vanilla extract. Whisk until smooth.

3. Add the eggs one at a time, whisking well after each addition.

4. Gradually add the flour and whisk until just combined.

5. Fold in the chopped walnuts.

6. Pour half of the batter into the prepared baking pan.

7. Drizzle the caramel sauce over the batter.

8. Pour the remaining batter over the caramel sauce.

9. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

10. Let the brownies cool completely in the pan.

11. Cut into squares and serve.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 25-30 minutes
Serving size:
12-16 brownies

Nutritional information:
Calories: 420
Fat: 23g
Saturated Fat: 11g
Cholesterol: 95mg
Sodium: 260mg
Carbohydrates: 52g
Fiber: 3g
Sugar: 38g
Protein: 6g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Salted butter can be used instead of unsalted butter, but reduce the amount of salt to 1/2 teaspoon.
- Almonds or pecans can be used instead of walnuts.
- Chocolate chips can be used instead of caramel sauce.

- Add 1/2 cup of chocolate chips to the batter.
- Add 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon to the batter.
- Top the brownies with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and extra caramel sauce.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure to let the brownies cool completely before cutting them.
- Use a sharp knife to cut the brownies.
- Store the brownies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Storage instructions:
Store the brownies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
Microwave the brownies for 10-15 seconds or until warm.

Presentation ideas:
Serve the brownies on a platter with a drizzle of caramel sauce and a sprinkle of chopped walnuts.

Chopped walnuts, caramel sauce, whipped cream, or powdered sugar.

Coffee, milk, or hot chocolate.

Suggested side dishes:
Fresh fruit or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the brownies are too dry, reduce the baking time.
- If the brownies are too moist, increase the baking time.

Food safety advice:
Make sure to use fresh ingredients and wash your hands before handling food.

Food history:
Brownies were invented in the United States in the late 19th century.

Flavor profiles:
Rich, chocolatey, nutty, and sweet.

Serving suggestions:
Serve the brownies warm or at room temperature.

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Taste: Rich, Sweet, Nutty, Gooey