The Very Best Brownies (Seriously)


These brownies need no introduction and I won’t waste your time with my words. All I can say is make this recipe. Rich fudge brownies get a sprinkle of coarse pink Himalayan salt straight from the oven. The crunchy pieces of salt bring out the rich chocolate flavor and offer the perfect balance to the sweetness of the treat. The salt is a must-do, so don’t skip it. You can thank me later.

Fudge Brownies with Coarse Salt

·         10 tablespoons unsalted butter

·         1 ¼ cups sugar

·         ¾ cups unsweetened cocoa powder

·         ¼ teaspoon salt

·         1 teaspoon instant coffee powder

·         ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

·         2 large eggs

·         ½ cup all-purpose flour

Preheat oven to 325 degrees and line the bottom of an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper. In a medium saucepan, combine butter, sugar, cocoa powder, instant coffee and salt over low heat. Stir until butter is melted and the mixture is smooth. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. When the mixture is warm but not hot stir in vanilla. Add eggs one at a time, stirring constantly until the batter looks thick and shiny. Add the flour and continue stirring for another full minute. Spread batter evenly into the lined pan. Bake for about 25 minutes or until the center of the batter is firm and a toothpick comes out clean. Sprinkle with coarse pink Himalayan salt and allow to cool completely before cutting into squares. If you can’t find coarse salt, Maldon sea salt will work well too. You just need a coarse grain salt.