The only time I really ever make desserts is when we’re having company over or in charge of bringing the dessert to someone else’s house. Last night, it was the latter. Our friends invited us over for a laid back BBQ at their apartment and I thought the perfect “laid back” dessert would be Chocolate Brownies.
I must admit that prior to last night, I had never made brownies from scratch – I’ve always used a mix and called it a day. But now that I am a Chef, buying a mix is like a cardinal sin and I would have to go into hiding if anyone ever saw me buy or use such a product.
I don’t know why I even ever used a mix – look how easy this recipe is! There are no artificial flavors, and it takes only 10 minutes to prepare!
I topped my brownies with Fleur de Sel, which is a type of Sea Salt (another favorite of mine is Maldon which is a little more flakey and coarse) – but my reasoning behind the salt is I love a sweet paired with a savory. It makes all the flavors pop, especially the chocolate.
Chocolate Brownies with Fleur de Sel
The perfect Chocolate Brownie topped with delicious Fleur de Sel Sea Salt