Sea Salted Brownies with Dulce de Leche Sauce

Salted Brownies with Dulce de Leche

I love salty things. I might even love them more than sweet things (which probably explains my perpetual bloat), but when the two collide — MMMMMMMMMMMM!

I was in a baking mood and my husband was begging for brownies. I’m not always in the mood for such a rich chocolately treat but I’d just received a bag of salt from Jacobsen Salt Co. and wanted to give it a whirl. So I decided to make salted brownies. You know what else goes with salt and chocolate? Caramel sauce, duh.

Without further ado, I bring you Salted Brownies with Dulce de Leche Sauce.

First you need to prep your sauce. Put a can of condensed milk on its side in a pot. Completely cover the can with water and simmer it for about 3-4 hours. Make sure the can stays covered with water otherwise it will explode and cover your kitchen in a sticky gooey mess. When it’s time to open the can you’ll have perfect sauce. It’s magic!

boil condensed milk to make dulce de leche

boil condensed milk to make dulce de leche
See. Magic!

Now the BROWNIES. Super rich, fudgey middles, and a light sea salt crunch.

Ingredients:
2 sticks of butter, plus 2 tbsp for greasing the pan
16 oz semisweet chocolate
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1.5 teaspoon baking powder
3 eggs
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 teaspoon flaked finishing sea salt, plus 1/4 for final sprinkle

Melt chocolate and butter over a double boiler, whisking until smooth. Set aside to cool. In an electric mixer with whisk attachment, whisk eggs and sugar together until thick and syrupy (about 5-6 mins on high). Sift together flour and baking powder and add to egg mixture. Slowly add in the melted chocolate and mix until well combined. Pour into a greased 8×8 pan. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon finishing salt. Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for about 35 minutes and until the center is firm. Let cool in pan before cutting and removing.

Salted Brownies Dulce de Leche

Serve on top of or drizzle with warm dulce de leche and sprinkle with more salt. I highly recommend the delicate flake finishing sea salt from Jacobsen Salt Co.

Salted Brownies Dulce de Leche

Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies

A couple of months ago Jvee and I had dinner at Misfit in Santa Monica where they end each meal with complimentary salted chocolate chip cookies. I KNOW. It was my first time trying them and they were amaze. I never wanted to eat a chocolate chip cookie without salt on it again. We have a few cookie recipes that we’ve collected and adapted over time. Now this is one of them. These are a soft, salty-sweet cookie that is surprisingly enjoyable.

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2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 sticks unsalted butter
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp pink sea salt, plus more for sprinkling
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Sift or whisk flour and baking soda together. Beat butter and sugars together until fluffy. Add eggs, vanilla, and salt and blend well. Slowly add dry ingredients into the wet mixture. Stir in the chocolate chips until evenly distributed. Use a spoon or cookie scoop and drop dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Bake for 11 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with your choice of sea salt or fluer de sel. Let cool.