Fudgy Sea Salt Brownies
Yield: 16 brownies
  • 8 ounces (2 sticks) unsalted butter, chopped into cubes
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 ounces 70% cocoa chocolate bar, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs, cold
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • flaky sea salt for sprinkling
  1. Line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Preheat oven to 325°F with a rack in the bottom third of the oven.
  2. Place the butter in a large heat-proof bowl set over a pot of simmering water (makeshift double boiler). When it begins to melt, add the sugar, cocoa powder and chocolate bar. Stir occasionally until the butter and chocolate have completely melted and mixture is homogenous and glossy–it may still appear a bit grainy.
  3. Remove the bowl from the pot let it cool slightly.
  4. Add the vanilla and stir. Then add each egg, one at a time, mixing well with a whisk after each to completely incorporate it.
  5. Sprinkle the flour, cornstarch and salt over the batter, and mix until they are completely combined. Continue to mix for another minute to ensure the mixture is smooth, but don't over mix. The batter will be very thick but glossy & smooth.
  6. Spread the batter into the prepared pan and sprinkle generously with sea salt. Place in the preheated oven and cook for 30-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out covered with a few moist crumbs. Mine took about 35 minutes.
  7. Allow the brownies to cool slightly then lift the sides of parchment to remove the brownies from the pan. Slice and serve warm, room temperature or cold- they are amazing every way!
Recipe by The Baker Chick at https://www.thebakerchick.com/fudgy-sea-salt-brownies-bites/