I have realized lately that I have been cooking with natural Sea Salt for a very long time now, and I feel as though you should know about it. To quote an article from eHow.com…”Sea salt is created naturally as ocean water evaporates. Sea salt contains minerals that table salt does not contain naturally, including iron, iodine, sulfur and magnesium. Sea salt also does not contain some of the unnatural ingredients that table salt contains. Sea salt is mined from protected shore areas in areas created specifically for the mining of sea salt.” Read more: Sea Salt Facts | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/about_5031566_sea-salt.html#ixzz1AUQihi00
With that being said…I absolutely love cooking with it! It leaves a less salty flavor to things and allows the natural flavors of the other ingredients to shine. Granted, we all could use a little less salt in our lives, so use sparingly. To add to that…always look for “natural” Sea Salt.
When I received my new KitchenAid mixer, I couldn’t wait to hear it purr. Of course it had to have a maiden voyage. What better way to break it in than BROWNIES!?!?!? You know yourself that nothing quite matches the smell of brownies baking to perfection in the oven. I like to pull them out just before they reach a firm state. I enjoy the ooey gooey center and a crispy edge. You get the best of both worlds this way.
These didn’t end up just like any old brownies. A little extra Sea Salt was added by error at first, which in the end turned out to be the tasty highlight of the entire recipe. Don’t just take it from me…take it from a whole bunch of people at work that treated these brownies like they were the best drug in the world.
So, if you are looking for an absolutely wonderful delicious brownie recipe with a little sweet and salty flavor, this recipe is for you! It was found in the cookbook that came with my mixer. I only changed one thing…the salt to Sea Salt. A definite favorite in our household already! Enjoy!
Fudge “Sea Salt” Brownies
- 1 cup margarine/butter, softened (2 sticks)
- 4 squares (1 ounce each) unsweetened chocolate
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon of Sea Salt
- 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional, but come on…is that really optional???)
- Melt 1/2 cup margarine and chocolate in small saucepan over low heat; set aside to cool.
- Combine remaining 1/2 cup margarine, sugar, and vanilla in a mixing bowl, and mix well.
- After mixed, add eggs, one at a time. Mix well after each addition.
- Add the cooled chocolate mixture and mix well.
- Add remaining ingredients, and stir to combine
- Pour into a greased 9×13 baking pan, and bake at 350° for 45 minutes.
- Cool in the pan on a wire rack.
Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm…I need me some of these now. Wait, I want some…but, my healthy eating says noooooooo.
This also gives you an opportunity to meet “Nyxie”…The Onyx Plate’s Onyx Mixer. Yay for naming your appliances! Treat them and take care of them like family, and they will take care of you!