Dulce de Leche Brownies

Dulce de Leche Brownies

To be honest, I am not a great fan of desserts. This might come as a surprise to the readers of this blog as there are so many sweet recipes here, but the thing is, I enjoy making them, but it’s not like I get a craving for, let’s say, a chocolate cake. It’s more likely that I’ll make myself a sandwich, or fix a quick salad, or eat our lunch leftovers, but to grasp for a piece of a candy or a cake, nope.

Now all that said, all proper theoremes need proper exclusions, and as such, mine is sweetened condensed milk. All my life I’ve been living in a world that knows nothing about it because it is not available in Serbia. My first encounter with it was years ago while traveling through South East Asia. Weather it was a bubble tea, vietnamese coffee, or more recently girls in Havana walking down the street drinking it straight from the can, one thing is for sure, there was no other way but to get hooked up for life.

Dulce de Leche

My life circumstances have now changed, and I’ve been living in Estonia about half of a year and there and I get to have as much of it as I can take :-D And of all the things you could do with condensed milk, making Dulce de Leche by cooking a can I like the best. Most of the time I don’t do nothing special with it. I cook it, open the can, say to myself I’m gonna make something cool and then eat it spoon by spoon until I clean up the can. On very rare occasions, I make David Lebovitz brownies. The best brownies I’ve ever had.

Dulce de Leche Brownies

120 g butter, diced
170 g dark chocolate, chopped to small pieces
25 g unsweetened cocoa powder
3 large eggs
200 g sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
140 g flour
Dulce de Leche prepared in 1 can (400g)

Melt butter in a saucepan. Add chocolate and stir constantly on ow heat until it’s melted. Remove from heat and whisk in cocoa. Add eggs, one at a time and then whisk in the sugar, vanilla and flour.

Line 20 cm square pan with baking paper and scrape in half of the prepared batter. Drop about 1/3 of Dulce de Leche in the amounts of about full teaspoon and then drag the knife through to create a swirl. Spread the remaining batter over and do the swirl again.

Bake in a preheated oven on 350°F/180°C for about 35-45 minutes. After it’s baked, remove from the oven and let cool completely. Just as David said, it get’s better on the second day so restrain yourself and wait :)
Original recipe is from David Lebovitz.

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  • Catherine May 15, 2014 11:57 pm

    Looks absolutely delicious!! Blessings, Catherine

    • Marija May 15, 2014 11:57 pm

      Thanks Catherine!

  • Petra May 16, 2014 8:21 am

    Blago tebi, ti ga možeš kupiti bilo gdje. Ja se još uvijek nadam da će ga uskoro biti i kod nas. Browniesi su krasni.

  • Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl May 16, 2014 7:24 pm

    What a beautiful sweet treat! Craving a bite now!

  • Cris May 17, 2014 12:22 pm

    This looks soo goood :x

  • Suzanne June 17, 2014 3:52 am

    Just a note you shouldn’t cook anything in the can. They are lined with BPA and heating them leeches the chemicals into your condensed milk or whatever your making from the can. It usually says on the can not to cook it in the can as well. Also, BPA free cans ( there are only like 3) still can leech chemicals into your food from the plastic inner lining. Just a heads up.

    • Marija June 17, 2014 1:32 pm

      Thank you Suzanne for the info! I didn’t know about this. Gonna check if I can find some BPA free cans.

  • Hallie January 20, 2015 8:57 am

    thanks David for the tip. I shall be restraining myself for a day

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