Salty Bourbon Squares
loosely adapted from The Settlement Cookbook.
Use 1 tablespoon bourbon for a lighter flavor, or you can omit all together. But really, you don’t want to.
1 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 tablespoons bourbon
8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
Preheat oven to 325. Grease a 9 inch square pan, and line pan with a parchment sling.
Heat the brown sugar and butter together in a saucepan until the sugar is melted, stirring occasionally. Let cool. Whisk flour and baking powder together, and set aside. Add egg, vanilla, salt, and bourbon to the cooled butter mixture, and beat together. Stir in the flour, and then the chocolate, until just combined. Spread batter in the pan, and bake 18-22 minutes, until light golden brown, and a tooth pick comes out clean, being very careful not to over bake. Sprinkle with fleur de sel. Let cool in the pan, then carefully lift sling from the pan and cut into squares.