Olive Oil Brownies With Sea Salt

Olive Oil Brownies With Sea Salt

Moist in the center and crisp at the corners, these fudgy brownies are lusciously smooth but for the occasional crunch of a chocolate chip. Their bittersweet character is accentuated by the olive oil, while dark brown sugar makes them extra rich. Be sure to sprinkle the salt on top while the brownies are still warm. The heat helps the salt adhere. Use a mild oil here: Anything too grassy or sharp might overpower the chocolate.
  • Total:
  • Serves: 16 persons



  1. Step 1

    Heat oven to 350 degrees, and grease an 8-by-8-inch square baking dish with some of the olive oil. Line pan with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on 2 sides so you can pull the brownies out easily.
  2. Step 2

    In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt and baking powder.
  3. Step 3

    In a large bowl, whisk together cocoa powder and boiling water until smooth. Whisk in 6 tablespoons oil, melted chocolate, egg and vanilla.
  4. Step 4

    Whisk in brown and granulated sugars, then fold in flour mixture, then chocolate chips. Scrape into prepared pan, and bake until set and firm to the touch, 20 to 25 minutes.
  5. Step 5

    Immediately sprinkle brownies with flaky salt while still warm, and let cool. Cut into 16 squares and serve.