if you look at my food posts, you’ll find mostly sweets and breakfast foods, but i promise that i have a well-rounded diet! perhaps one day i’ll share something outside of the carb box.
i recently discovered a love for brownies – not the boxed kind, but from scratch – so many possibilities! on valentine’s day, i made these particular brownies and believe they will have a permanent place in the brownie rotation.
Salted Fudge Brownies
(adapted from food & wine)
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter
2 ounces dark chocolate
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs
inside of a dried vanilla seed pod (or 1.5 t of real vanilla extract)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 t cinnamon
2 T cream cheese
1/2 teaspoon Maldon sea salt
(other additions could include: cardamom, orange rind, peppermint flakes or extract or pecans)
Melt the butter and chocolate in a large saucepan. When it is completely melted, turn off heat, add eggs and sugar. Sift in the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
pour into a lined 9 inch baking sheet. crumble the cream cheese (we just put the cream cheese in half of the batter) and stir into the batter. sprinkle the sea salt over the batter.
bake at 350F for approx. 30 minutes or until the edges are set (i like mine to be a little gooey, so i take them out a few minutes before).
these are perfect combined with strong coffee and a person with whom to share. enjoy!