August 1, 2010

Dulce de Leche Triple Chocolate Brownies

After making the dulce de leche ice cream I became a bit obsessed.   I couldn't get enough of the stuff, as evidenced by several cartons of homemade ice cream currently  chilling in my freezer.  

This time I even managed to get my hands on a jar of La Salamandra  from Sur La Table and swirled it in with the ice cream.   Eat your heart out Haagen-Dazs! 

After making the ice cream I had some caramel leftover and couldn't possibly let it go to waste.  What to make, what to make?  Brownies!!  

These brownies are rich, chewy and fudgy with an intense chocolate flavor.   Perfect for any chocoholic in your life. 

Dulce de Leche Triple Chocolate Brownies (adapted from Baking Illustrated)

5 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped 
2 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped
4 oz butter, at room temperature
3 Tbls Dutch-processed cocoa
3 large eggs, at room temperature
1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 Tbls vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup dulce de leche

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Line an 8x8 square baking pan with an aluminum foil sling.  Spray with nonstick cooking spray and set aside. 

Put the chocolates, butter and cocoa in a medium heatproof bowl and set over a pan of simmering water.  Melt the chocolates and butter, stirring occasionally until smooth.  Remove  from heat and set aside to cool.

In another medium bowl whisk together the eggs, sugar, vanilla and salt until combined.  Whisk the warm chocolate mixture into the egg mixture.  Stir in the flour with a wooden spoon until just combined.  

Pour the mixture into the prepared pan, spread into the corners, and smooth out the top.  Dollop spoonfuls of the dulce de leche all over the top.  Take the spoon and swirl the caramel into the brownie mixture.

Bake in the oven for approximately 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a small amount of sticky crumbs clinging to it.

Let cool completely.  Remove the foil sling from the brownie and cut in to squares.


  1. Yum! Such a great combo x

  2. These brownies look absolutely amazing.

  3. Oh. My. God. Those look AMAZING!

  4. I just made dulce de leche cheesecake bars with the same stuff from Sur la Table! I think I need to try these brownies now :)

  5. I haven't tried making anything with dulce de leche, mainly because I'm not really sure where to get it from. These bars look so rich and yummy!

  6. This is by far the most decedent brownie I have ever made. Just fantastic, thanks for the recipie