When it comes to desserts I tend to gravitate more towards fruity flavored things rather than chocolate. When I look at a dessert menu I can always pass on things like chocolate cake and chocolate mousse. I like chocolate in things but I don’t like strictly chocolate flavored things. Does that make any sense at all?
One exception is brownies. I have a soft spot in my heart for brownies. They remind me of growing up. We kept a box of brownie mix in the pantry and made them on the regular. I admit to loving boxed brownies (even to this day), especially the Ghirardelli brand. We always underbaked them a little so that they were still gooey in the center, which is the best way for brownies to be. My dad would actually make my Aunt Ruth’s brownies from scratch when I was growing up but I turned my nose up at them in favor of the boxed brownies.
Well, times have changed and while I’ll still use a box from time to time if necessary, I have a couple of from scratch brownies recipes that I absolutely adore. My favorite being these Salted Fudge Brownies that I’m sharing with you today.
I started making these brownies several years ago and they’ve remained a favorite even after testing other recipes. Why?
Only one pot is necessary for assembly. So easy. You can have these things in the oven in under 10 minutes.
They have sea salt swirled into the batter. Salted chocolate…yes. A million times yes.
They are SO fudgy and delicious. I have never served these to anyone who hasn’t absolutely adored them. Seriously, the salt + fudge combo is out of this world. Serve these warm with ice cream and you’re going to knock it out of the park.
Really, these are so simple, easy and decadently delicious that you have no reason not to make them ASAP. I promise you’ll thank me for it.
Salted Fudge Brownies
(Recipe source Tasty Kitchen)
1 1/2 stick unsalted butter
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups sugar
3 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 + 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a 9 inch square baking dish with cooking spray or line with foil draping over the edges and spray with cooking spray.
Melt the butter and unsweetened chocolate in a medium saucepan over low heat. Stir occasionally until melted and combined. Remove from heat and add cocoa, sugar, eggs, vanilla, flour and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Whisk to combine.
Pour the batter into prepared baking dish and sprinkle with the 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Use a butter knife to swirl the salt into the batter and if you’d like, grind a little extra on top.
Bake for 30-35 minutes or until edge is set but center is still soft. Cool in the pan at room temperature for an hour and then remove from pan. Cut into squares and serve.
Yield: 12-16 square brownies