Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Dulce de Leche Brownies

It was Kevin’s sister, Cindy’s birthday yesterday and her daughter told me she likes all things caramel.  I made her a few treats that showcase caramel.   I made David Lebovitz' Dulce de Leche Brownies.  These caramel swirled brownies are all you can imagine they would be since they are David’s creation and since their super rich fudgy texture is practically swimming in dulce de leche.

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Dulce de Leche Brownies (Caramel Swirled Brownies), by Katrina, Baking and Boys!, adapted from David Lebovitz

1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces

6 ounces good chocolate, chopped (I used a 60% cacao chocolate)

1/4 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder

3 large eggs

1 cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract (Oops, I forgot it!)

1/2 teaspoon sea salt, plus a little more for sprinkling the finished brownies

1 cup all purpose flour (140 grams or 4  7/8 ounces—per DL—I measured out 140 grams)

1 cup Dulce de Leche (Nestle canned Cajeta)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line an 8x8 inch square pan with non-stick foil with enough foil to hang over the edges.  Spray with cooking spray.  Set aside.

Melt the butter in a medium sized saucepan over medium heat.  Once melted, add the chocolate and whisk until fully melted and incorporated.  Remove from heat and whisk in the cocoa powder until smooth.  Add the eggs one at a time, then stir in the sugar, vanilla, flour and salt.

Add half the batter to the prepared pan and spread evenly.  Drop half the Dulce de Leche, evenly spaced, over the brownie batter, then swirl it with a knife.  Spread** the remaining batter over the caramel layer (**or as I do, put the rest of the batter in a plastic zip top bag, snip off about 1/2 inch in one corner and pipe it evenly over the caramel until it’s all used.  Drop the remaining Dulce de Leche in spoonfuls over the top and swirl it in the batter with a knife. 

Bake for 35-45 minutes (mine took 35 minutes).   A toothpick inserted in the center will come out almost clean.  Sprinkle the brownies with some sea salt, if desired.  Cool completely on a wire rack.  Chill the brownies for a few hours.  Cut into bars.

DL's Dulce de leche Brownies 5-17-11  

These are quite the ultimate brownie!

24 comments:

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, all I want are your brownies. All that dulce de leche in it is mesmerizing.

Lisa Ernst said...

Wow, this does look like an ultimate brownie! Its hard to go wrong with DL.

Nichol said...

Wow these look good, really really good!

Julie said...

Wow, these look just divine!

Fallon said...

I've made these brownies before as well. SO GOOD! One small piece is all you need because they are so incredibly rich. So worth it though.

Love your swirling, mine definitely didn't turn out that nice!

homemadechocolatier said...

these look like art and i'm sure they taste fantastic! might have to add these to the 'to-do' list!

Kudos Kitchen said...

I'm not a giant sweets fan but the looks of these caramel brownies made me swoon! Seriously swoon. Maybe it's the sprinkling of the sea salt on the top or maybe it's the ooey, gooey look of all that caramel. Don't know, don't care. These look and sound totally delicious Katrina. Thanks for posting this recipe. I simply MUST make these!

RSA Now said...

Oh man those look so intense! can't wait to try them out

Dan said...

oh, someone gave us a bottle of DDL and I might try to convince meredith to use it on this!

Tracey said...

Bookmarked! If I wasn't feeling so lazy I would absolutely make these tonight :)

Delishhh said...

OH my - these just look amazing - dulce de leche ice cream is my favorite i don't do these brownies - they would last maybe 5 minutes. YUM!

Marcellina said...

I have made something similar 'cause I have a nephew who is caramel freak. I must try yours - I know he will love them!

danasfoodforthought said...

Oh. My. Goodness. These look and sound out of this world. Bookmarking!

basicallybaked said...

I've been craving brownies the past few days. The only thing stopping me from making some is the lack of eggs in my refrigerator and lack of time to get to the store to buy more. Your post is making me salivate!

Katherine said...

These sound insanely delicious! I love DL recipes and can't wait to try this one. Thanks for sharin!

jillbert said...

I've been wanting to try this recipe, and oh my,now that I've seen a photo, I really want to try it!

Kerstin said...

I love Dulce de Leche - these look like the ultimate brownies!

Meaghan Luby said...

wow. wooooooooooow. wow. this looks... just going to go with wow again. thanks for sharing! i adore this :)
-meg
@ http://clutzycooking.blogspot.com

Betty @ scrambled henfruit said...

Oh yum! I really want one of these brownies- they look gooey and delicious. :)

Pegasuslegend said...

perfect combination I will have to try this next time just love caramel flavor and this is a diffinite bonus in a brownie~

TeaLady said...

Dulche de leche AND Brownies. Be Still My Heart!!! On my list!!!

Leslie said...

Ohhhh ahhhh.chocolate and dulce de leche??? Divine!
I met David over the weekend, he is a funny funny guy!

Shelby said...

Oh how yummy and sinful these look! lol

Megan's Cookin' said...

I'm afraid I would eat the whole pan! :/