Chocolate Brownies with Salted Panko
Deliciously gooey fudgy chocolate brownies, topped with a layer of salted panko. These sweet and salty bites are the perfect end to an evening. The brownie is rich and fudgy whilst the salted panko adds a great crunch and that all important salt for the perfect salted sweet treat.
Servings: 42 bites
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For the browines
- 1 cup AP flour/plain flour (165g)
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (30g)
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup salted butter (115g)
- 1 1/3 semisweet chocolate chips/dark chocolate (225g)
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar (300g)
- 3 eggs
For the topping
- 3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs (50g)
- 1 tsp flaky sea salt
- 1 tbsp olive oil
Pre-heat oven to 175ºC/350ºF.
Line a small baking tin with cooking paper.
Mix the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder together in a bowl and stir gently to combine and break up any lumps.
Cut the butter into chunks and tip into a seperate glass bowl. (see notes)
Add the bittersweet chocolate to the butter and place the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water.
Make sure the bottom of the bowl isn't touching the water, then stir occasionally until the chocolate and butter have melted together.
Once the chocolate has melted add the sugar to the chocolate in two equal(ish) batches. Stir the chocolate mixture well between the additions.
Crack the eggs into the chocolate one at a time, stirring between each egg until completely smooth.
Pour the chocolate mixture into the dry ingredients and fold together until just combined.
Pour the batter into your prepared tin and smooth over the top.
In a seperate bowl, combine the panko, olive oil and salt.
Spread the panko mixture over the top of the brownie and bake for 25 minutes.
After this time lightly tent with foil and bake for a further 20 minutes.
Allow to cool in the baking pan, then cut into bite sized pieces.
You can use a metal bowl or plastic bowl if you are sure it is heat proof.
Recipe nutrition is based on 42 pieces.
Calories: 75kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 87mg | Potassium: 28mg | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.4mg