Father’s Day is coming soon, and when we were little my brother and I (i.e., my Mom) used to always bake my Dad something as a gift as he is a sugar fiend. Since we are world’s apart, I won’t be baking him anything this year, but if I were to then brownies would be my gift of choice. Because who doesn’t love a brownie?
Whenever you read brownie recipes, they typically call for the poshest chocolates that you can afford. You really can taste the difference between an okay chocolate and an awesome one in baking recipes. Here I used Lindt’s extremely dark chocolate (99%) and their dark chocolate and sea salt (phenomenally good, I think more of it went into my stomach than the recipe.)
- 1 cup of butter
- 2 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
- 170 g Lindt darkest chocolate (I used a 99%)
- 4 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 2 cups of flour
- 1 bar of Lindt sea salt, broken
- sea salt, to sprinkle
- Preheat the oven to 325 F. Melt the butter and chocolate in a small saucepan over low heat. Once everything is thoroughly melted, remove from heat and stir in the sugar. Pour the mix into a bowl and beat in the eggs and vanilla. Whisk in the flour and sugar. Lastly stir in about half the bar of your broken sea salt chocolate bar. Pour the batter into a pre-greased 9×13 baking dish. Press the remaining chocolate chunks into the top of your batter.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes. Then set aside on a wire rack to cool. Lightly sprinkle sea salt all over the top of your brownies before they cool completely and are set.
All chocolates I used in this recipe were Lindt, and they were all gifted to me.