Salted Cacao Brownies
[Adapted from a recipe on Cooks.com]
3/4 c. Cocoa Powder
2/3 c. Olive Oil (I used extra virgin)
1/2 c. Boiling Water
2 c. Sugar
1-1/3 c. Flour
1 t. Vanilla
1/4 t. Fine Sea Salt
Preheat oven to 350.
Place Cocoa Powder in mixing bowl. Blend in 1/3 cup of the olive oil. Add boiling water; stir until thick. Stir in sugar, eggs, and remaining 1/3 cup olive oil.
In a large bowl mix flour and salt. Add cocoa mixture and vanilla. Pour into a lightly greased 13 x 9 inch pan or two 8-inch pans. Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes (30 to 32 for the 8-inch pans). Cool and frost if desired.