Recipe

Figgy brownies with chocolate butterscotch sauce

Five ingredients and pantry staples to create an easy dessert.

  • 45 mins cooking
  • Makes 9
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Create this simple dessert with five ingredients plus staples. Rich and chocolate-y with soft, fruity figs and a sweet chocolate butterscotch sauce.
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Ingredients

Five ingredients
  • 250 grams soft dried figs (see tip)
  • 400 grams dark chocolate (70% cocoa)
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup (100g) self-raising flour
  • 3 cups (750ml) butterscotch ice-cream
Staples
  • 125 grams unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup (165g) caster sugar
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt

Method

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C. Lightly grease a 20cm square cake pan with butter; line base with baking paper.
  • 2
    Remove and discard hard tops from figs; coarsely chop figs.
    Break chocolate into squares; cut butter into cubes.
  • 3
    Place 200g chocolate, the butter and sugar in a large heatproof bowl over a large saucepan of simmering water (don't allow bowl to touch the water); stir until melted. Cool. Reserve pan of water.
  • 4
    Whisk eggs into chocolate mixture until combined. Fold flour and salt through mixture until just combined; fold in figs until just combined. Pour mixture into cake pan.
  • 5
    Bake for 25 minutes or until a wooden skewer inserted in the centre comes out with moist crumbs attached. Leave in pan for 5 minutes.
  • 6
    Meanwhile, for chocolate sauce, return reserved pan of water to low-medium heat until simmering. Place 150g of the remaining chocolate in a large heatproof bowl with 1 cup of the ice-cream; place bowl over pan of simmering water, then stir until melted and smooth. Remove bowl from pan. Finely grate remaining chocolate.
  • 7
    Cut brownie into nine squares; drizzle with chocolate sauce and sprinkle with grated chocolate. Serve with remaining ice-cream.

Notes

Use vanilla bean or chocolate ice-cream instead of butterscotch ice-cream.Soft juicy figs are just dried figs that are not as hard as traditional dried figs.Make it six - Serve brownies topped with roasted walnuts, almonds
or hazelnuts.

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