Sea Salt and Cayenne Brownies

I love sweet and salty flavours and the addition of a little heat makes these little beauties all the more interesting. These went down a treat at work! Its a quick and easy recipe that will impress. Add more cayenne if you like them hotter.

Ingredients

85g of plain chocolate – I used plain cooking chocolate
115g salted butter
250g caster sugar
2 large eggs
2 pinches of sea salt
85g plain flour
Half a tsp of cayenne pepper

Method

Melt the butter and chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water – make sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water.

Mix the sugar and eggs well with a whisk. Then add the melted chocolate and butter mix – once its cooled a little.

In a separate bowl add the flour, salt and cayenne and mix it well so the salt and cayenne is evenly distributed.

Pour into a cake pan lined with greaseproof and bake in the oven at 180 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Its done when it is set on top but still a bit wobbly.

I put mine in the fridge to get it all nice and fudgey!

Salted Chocolate Fudge

Not sure I really need to do any work to sell this one…! The guys at work polish these off in minutes when I bring them in.

Ingredients:
400g Dark Chocolate – broken into pieces
1/2 tsp Maldon Sea Salt
394g Condensed Milk
200g Butter

Method:

Line a square tin with grease-proof paper and butter the sides.

On a low heat, melt all the ingredients except for the sea salt together. stirring regularly.

Once its all nicely melted, sprinkle in the sea salt and beat it really well with a wooden spoon or a balloon whisk. Taste it to see if it needs any more salt.

Pour into the square tin and refrigerate for 2 hours. Once set, remove from the tin and cut into small squares. Et voila! Its done!

You can go to town with flavours, replace the salt with vanilla or chilli flakes or some salted or plain nuts and raisins. Enjoy and please post how you get on with making it!