Wednesday, March 16, 2011

sea salt fudge brownies

After this long weekend, I've been left very sleepy. Last night I went to bed at a reasonable time[9:00, I'm a grandma I know] but woke up feeling more tired than I did on the night I went to bed at 12:00! It's crazy how that works. I think it's from DST and my lovely but tiring girls weekend. Besides the tiredness, I'm filled with overjoy and excitement. New things are occuring in my life and I'll be so excited when I can finally share about what it is I'm doing! As for now, I'll stick with what I can share and that's baking and wedding!

I've finally narrowed down my dress options[I think] and we're working on getting the save-the-dates done. We're about 5 1/2 months away from the wedding so we have to get a move on! I'm beginning to narrow down food options, confirm my colors, confirm the wedding party, and conclude ideas on flowers. I probably haven't even scratched the surface but I'm beginning to feel accomplished with my decisions! :)

Now for baking, last night I got a baking urge and decided on doing brownies. I'm not personally a brownie fan but a co-worker has been asking for some and my roommate loves them so I thought it was the perfect opportunity! I didn't make too many changes to this specific brownie recipe like I usually do just because I'm not experienced in the brownie-baking world. I'm always worried they'll turn out really cakey and not have enough of the gooey factor. The final product: This recipe is great and it has been a BIG hit with everyone! You should try it!

What you'll need:
1 1/2 stick of butter
1/4 cup of 60% cacao chips
 (that's what I used, you use what you have on hand)
1/4 cup + 2tbsp cocoa powder, unsweetened
3 eggs
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
A preheated 350 degree oven
9 inch pan with greased foil lined in it
  1. In a saucepan, on LOW heat melt the cacao chips and sticks of butter.
  2. After melted, remove from heat and whisk in the cocoa powder, flour, eggs, and vanilla.
  3. Pour in a 9 inch pan that has been covered in foil and greased. After you pour the batter in, sprinkle the salt over the batter and swirl it in with a toothpick or whatever device you choose to use.
  4. After you swirl in the sea salt, sprinkle just a little on top and leave it. Put it in a preheated 350 degree oven for appx 35 minutes.
  5. Cool for at least 30 minutes.

Don't forget, if you have any insight on my cookie question...feel free to give me any advice you can!:)


  1. Those brownies look so good...right down to that shiny-brownie-surface that's quite possibly the most important part of The Perfect Brownie.

  2. I love the sweet and salty aspect of these! So scrumptious!