Lime and Sea Salt Brownie

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These sinful, fudgy chocolate squares have a unique citrus zing to them, adding the unexpected to a classic!

Let's start cooking!

Cocoa powder, flour, baking soda and sea salt in a bowl

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.
Melt chocolate chips in butter

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.
Combined melted chocolate and dry ingredients

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.
Combined eggs mixture and chocolate batter

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.
Brownie batter poured into a baking pan lined with parchment paper

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!

Fudgy chocolate lime brownies topped with lim zest and sea salt on a plate

Lift the brownies out of the pan and cool completely on a rack. Cut into 12 pieces, and serve hot.

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