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Salty Brownies Are Richly Sinful

If you're not a fan of salted chocolate, this recipe for salty fudge brownies will make you a convert. The salt doesn't overpower the brownies; instead, it enriches the natural chocolate flavor. I've made this easy dessert countless times and people always say, "There's something different in these. What is it?" It's the flakes of sea salt! It's an uncomplicated technique that involves no special equipment other than a hand whisk. To give them a try, get the recipe, after the jump.

Salted Fudge Brownies

Salted Fudge Brownies

Ingredients

  1. 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter
  2. 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped
  3. 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  4. 2 cups sugar
  5. 3 large eggs
  6. 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  7. 1 cup all-purpose flour
  8. 1/2 teaspoon Maldon sea salt

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Line a 9-inch square metal cake pan with foil, draping the foil over the edges. Lightly butter the foil.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt the butter with the unsweetened chocolate over very low heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat.
  3. Whisking them in one at a time until thoroughly incorporated, add the cocoa, sugar, eggs, vanilla and flour. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the surface. Sprinkle the salt evenly over the batter. Using a butter knife, swirl the salt into the batter.
  4. Bake the fudge brownies in the center of the oven for about 35 minutes, until the edge is set but the center is still a bit soft and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out coated with a little of the batter.
  5. Let the brownies cool at room temperature in the pan for 1 hour, then refrigerate just until they are firm, about 1 hour. Lift the brownies from the pan and peel off the foil. Cut the brownies into 16 squares. Serve at room temperature.

Serves 16.

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Sandle
Sandle
I FINALLY made these tonight, and they are amazing!
Zulkey
Zulkey
think these would be horrible with kosher salt? If I can get buy I'll go without buying a whole new thingie of salt.
pharm_chick
pharm_chick
this sounds really good! but since im super lazy, i think ill make a boxed mix and swirl sea salt into that.
AmberHoney
AmberHoney
I'm a salt queen and have about 13 different ones. I even made some lemon salt myself and this recipes is gonna test out a few of those flavors. Thanks Party and Yum!
Food
Food
hausfrau, definitely -- I think that'd be even better!
hausfrau
hausfrau
can you use fluer de sel instead?
Food
Food
I've wanted to make these forever. I tried them, and they were amazing!
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