Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Sea Salt Brownies

Salted, fudgy brownies are addictive.  If you want to be all smitten kitchen, you could add caramels as well into the mix.  I was a purist on these.

1.5 sticks butter
2 ounces chopped baking chocolate
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1 c white sugar
1 c brown sugar
3 eggs
1.5 tsp vanilla
1.c flour
3/4+ tsp flaky sea salt

1. Preheat oven to 350, line 9" pan with buttered aluminum foil
2. In microwave on half power in 1 minute increments, melt butter and chopped chocolate together until melted
3. One at a time whisk in cocoa, sugar, eggs, vanilla, flour
4. Pour into pan, smooth evenly, sprinkle sea salt, mix in slightly into batter
5. Bake at least 30 minutes (more like 45) until batter in center on toothpick test isn't wet, cool one hour in pan

Recipe for 9x13 pan:
2 1/4 sticks butter
3 ounces chopped baking chocolate
a little less than 1/2c unsweetened cocoa
1.5 c white sugar
1.5 c brown sugar
4 eggs
2+ tsp vanilla
1.5c flour
1+ tsp flaky sea salt

Monday, April 15, 2013

Banana Muffins

Banana Bread Recipe

- 3 or 4 overly ripe bananas, smushed
- 1/3c melted butter
- 1c sugar (or reduce to 3/4)
- 1 beaten egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp baking soda
- pinch salt
- 1 1/2c flour

Mix butter and bananas, then add sugar, egg, vanilla, last sprinkle in baking soda and salt, mix. Add flour, mix, and pour into muffin tin - makes 1 dozen muffins. Bake at 350 until toothpick tests clean.