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Sea Salt Gingerbread Brownies with Seeds

Servings 20 cm square pan
Author נטלי

Ingredients

For the brownies:

  • 200 grams dark chocolate 60% cocoa solids
  • 150 grams (3/4 cup) butter
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 150 grams 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 100 grams (3/4 cup) all-purpose flour

For the chocolate frosting:

  • 100 grams dark chocolate 60% cocoa solids
  • 125 ml. (1/2 cup) heavy cream

Decoration:

  • 100 grams of a mixture of seeds and nuts to taste
  • Strips of orange peel
  • A little coarse sea salt
  • A little ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180c degrees and grease the pan.
  2. In a large bowl put butter and chocolate together and melt in the microwave or over double boiler until everything is melted and mixture is smooth.
  3. Add salt, vanilla, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger and sugar and beat into a smooth mixture.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time, while whisking between each addition.
  5. Add flour and mix just until incorporated.
  6. Pour the batter into the pan, and smooth the top.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until set at the edges but still slightly soft in the center.
  8. Cool completely at room temperature.
  9. Chocolate frosting: in a bowl put chocolate and cream and melt together in the microwave or over double boiler until everything is melted and mixture is smooth.
  10. Cool the coating for about an hour in the refrigerator, stirring occasionally, until it reaches a comfortable spreadable texture.
  11. Spread the frosting on top of the brownies.
  12. Garnish with a mixture of seeds, orange peel and sprinkle with a little sea salt and cinnamon.
  13. Cut into cubes and serve.

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