Moist, fudgy brown sugar brownies topped with creamy chocolate ganache and crunchy sea salt flakes.
These brown sugar brownies are the stuff of your chocolate dreams: Moist, rich and deeply chocolatey.
Whenever I need a chewy brownie, these are the ones I make.
They’re made with dark chocolate, glazed with a creamy chocolate ganache, and sprinkled with sparkling flaky sea salt for the finishing touch.
If you’re in the moist and chewy brownie camp rather than the cakey one, this recipe is for you.
I switched-up a basic brownie batter recipe by using some brown sugar in place of some of the white sugar.
The batter includes crunchy flaked sea salt for a fun texture and also to intensify the flavors.
How brown sugar works in brownies:
Replacing some of the total sugar in a brownie recipe with brown sugar will result in a slightly more tender, fudgy crumb, because the molasses in the brown sugar adds moisture, as well as a deeper flavor.
Is sea salt good with chocolate brownies?
Flaky salt adds an amazing spark to anything you sprinkle it on, but it’s absolutely wonderful in desserts.
A small amount of salt counterpoints the sugar in recipes.
You barely notice it’s there, but it actually enhances depth of flavor. And well, the crunchy texture is just irresistible.
Chocolate ganache is a smooth mixture of chocolate melted in warm heavy cream, often used as a filling, topping or a sauce.
Depending on the ratio of chocolate to cream, the mixture can be thick and spreadable or thinner and more sauce-like.
For these brownies, the ganache contains a small amount of corn syrup for extra shine, and is spread on cold brownies to help set it.
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