A special treat that it’s easy to make and send to school. This recipe of brownies with dulce de leche is a keeper; the contrast in between the cocoa and the sweetness of the dulce de leche is excellent.
I learned to make brownies in Chile thanks to the booklet that came with my mom’s first microwave on the ’80. It was my go-to recipe when I have friends over. Soon I was adding other ingredients like Dulce de Leche, raisins, nuts, and so on.
Nowadays, I prefer making my brownies in the oven since you get a better crust, but feel free to use your microwave if press for time.
You can cut it on nine big square or 12 small squares.
Originally published in May 2014.
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- 125 grams of unsalted butter
- 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips or semi-sweet chocolate bar (170 grams) chopped
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup of granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup of Dulce de leche (La Lechera canned is a good option)
- Preheat oven to 350F or 180C.
- Prepare a 20x20cm (8″x 8″) square pan. Cover with foil or parchment paper.
- In a bowl, that can go to the microwave or double boiler melt butter and chocolate. Use medium intensity 30 seconds each time and stirring well in between, do not burn the chocolate.
- Add the cocoa powder, stir with a wire whisk.
- Add eggs one by one, stirring after each addition until incorporated.
- Add sugar and vanilla. Mix.
- Add flour, stir until no large lumps are visible.
- Pour half the batter into the prepared pan.
- Put 4-5 spoons of Dulce de leche, about 1/2 cup of the Dulce de leche and using a knife spread slightly.
- Place the remaining chocolate batter on top and place the rest of the Dulce de leche and distribute the same way.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes or until done and a buried stick comes out clean.
- Let cool entirely on a wire rack.
- Lift from the pan and cut.