Lime and Sea Salt Brownie
These sinful, fudgy chocolate squares have a unique citrus zing to them, adding the unexpected to a classic!
Let's start cooking!
Step 1 - Preheat oven, prepare baking dish and combine dry ingredients
- Preheat the oven to 190°C. Butter a 9" x 13" baking dish, then line with foil. Leave some foil hanging over the edges of the dish so it's easy to lift out the brownies later.
- Butter the inside of the foil. Set aside.
- Whisk the cocoa powder, flour, baking soda and ¼ tsp sea salt together in a bowl. Set aside.
Step 2 - Melt chocolate chips and butter
- In a saucepan on low heat, melt the butter and chocolate chips with the zest of 2 limes and sugar in a saucepan, stirring as necessary.
Using bain-marie, or steam bath, ie a metal mixing bowl on top of a pot of boiling water, is a quick and easy way to melt chocolate without it burning. The gentle, constant heat from the steam ensures even heat.
Step 3 - Combine dry ingredients with melted chocolate
- When all of the chocolate chips are melted and well mixed with the butter, take the pan off the heat.
- Add the chocolate mixture to the dry ingredients and whisk until combined.
Step 4 - Mix together eggs in chocolate batter
- In a bowl, whisk eggs, lime juice and vanilla extract until well combined.
- Mix together eggs mixture to chocolate batter until well combined.
Step 5 - Bake brownie
- Scoop the batter out into the prepared baking dish.
- Even out the top, then sprinkle 1 tsp flaky sea salt on top.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes at 190°C.
Brownies that are not chocolate-based are usually called ‘blondies.
Garnish and serve!
Lift the brownies out of the pan and cool completely on a rack. Cut into 12 pieces, and serve hot.