Hey everybody! It’s Emerald, the food stylist at FreshDirect. Today, I’ve got a baking recipe for you that will delight anyone who loves the combo of salty and sweet.
These fudge brownies are über chocolatey and have a pinch of sea salt for a fun twist. Make sure to use a flaky sea salt, like Maldon, for just the right texture.
Salted Fudge Brownies
What you’ll need:
3 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, roughly chopped
½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, plus more for greasing
1⅓ cups granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
⅔ cup all-purpose flour
Flaky sea salt, for sprinkling
What to do:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8 by 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper. Grease parchment with butter or nonstick cooking spray.
Place a medium, heatproof bowl over a pan of water to create a double boiler. Bring water to a gentle simmer. Add chocolate and butter to bowl and let melt (it’s OK if there are a few unmelted bits left). Remove from heat and stir until completely smooth. Using a whisk, beat in sugar. Beat in eggs one at a time, followed by vanilla and salt. Using a spatula, fold in flour.
Scrape batter into the lined pan, spreading to even out. Bake 25–30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Sprinkle flaky sea salt over the top immediately after removing from the oven. Let cool before cutting into squares.