Black and White Brownies
Baking big chunks of white chocolate into gooey, bittersweet brownies adds contrast of both color and texture. Even better, the edges of any exposed white chocolate chunks caramelize as they bake, turning golden and toasty-flavored. For the deepest flavor, be sure to use a good brand of white chocolate, one with cocoa butter as a main ingredient. The brownies will keep for up to 4 days stored in an airtight container at room temperature, and up to a week when stored in the fridge.
- Serves: 16 persons
- 5tablespoons/70 grams unsalted butter, plus more for greasing
- 2ounces/55 grams unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped or broken up in 1/2- to 1-inch pieces (1/3 cup)
- ⅓cup/80 milliliters neutral oil, such as sunflower, grapeseed or canola
- 1 ½cups/300 grams granulated sugar
- 1cup/130 grams all-purpose flour
- ¼cup/30 grams Dutch-processed cocoa powder
- ¾teaspoon kosher sea salt
- 2large eggs, at room temperature
- 2teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3ounces white chocolate, coarsely chopped, or 1/2 cup white chocolate chunks
- Flaky sea salt, such as Maldon, as needed
Step 1Heat oven to 350 degrees, and lightly grease an 8-inch square baking pan.
Step 2Melt unsweetened chocolate and butter in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently until smooth.
Step 3Using a rubber spatula, scrape chocolate mixture into large bowl. Whisk in oil and sugar, and let cool for about 5 minutes.
Step 4As the chocolate mixture cools, whisk together flour, cocoa powder and salt in a medium bowl.
Step 5Whisk eggs into cooled chocolate mixture until well combined, then whisk in vanilla. Using a rubber spatula, fold in flour mixture. Fold in most of the chocolate chunks, reserving the larger chunks to place on top.
Step 6Scrape batter into prepared pan and smooth it into an even layer. Scatter the reserved chocolate chunks on top. Sprinkle lightly with flaky sea salt, and bake until the top is set and firm to touch, 17 to 23 minutes. Transfer the pan to a wire rack to cool completely before cutting into 16 squares.