Thursday, October 20, 2011

Olive Oil, Sea Salt, Cocoa Brownies

3 large eggs
1 & 1/2 c. sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 c. extra virgin olive oil*

1/2 c. Dutch process cocoa powder
1 & 1/2 c. unbleached flour
1 tsp sea salt

powdered sugar

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

Spray an 8-inch square baking pan with olive oil cooking spray. Cut a piece of parchment to fit just the bottom of the pan; insert & spray well.

In a large ceramic mixing bowl, whisk the eggs until thick. Add the sugar 1/2 cup at at time, whisking well after each addition. Whisk until the mixture is thick and creamy. Add vanilla & stir in completely.

Slowly drizzle the olive oil into the egg mixture while steadily whisking to incorporate.

Add the cocoa, flour & salt to the egg mixture, stirring gently just until moistened.

Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan.

Bake 28-32 minutes until some small crumbs cling to tester & batter is no longer "wet".

Remove from oven & let cool on wire rack 5 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Cool completely before cutting.

*Experiment with infused olive oil such as Blood Orange or Chili Pepper for Brownies with more depth & flavor.

1 comment:

Jayne said...

Have just put a batch of these into my oven! If they taste as good as the mix when cooked then I am a complete convert to olive oil brownies!!!