“As long as you’re in the food business, why not make sweets?” – Anne Frank
These brownies are like nothing you’ve had before. Yes, they have the wonderful fudgy rich chocolate we are familiar with, but the addition of the swirled Dulce De Leche (fudgy custard caramel) going through each mouthful is honestly… the best!!! You are more than welcomed to add roughly toasted walnuts or pecans for that extra texture and crunch but for me the warm brownie topped with vanilla ice-cream is guaranteed to bring a smile of pure pleasure, and I truly hope the same for you and your family.
Makes 12 Brownies
- 115g unsalted butter
- 85g bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped…(I used Callebaut’s Grenade 60%)
- 85g semisweet chocolate, finely chopped ….(I used Callebaut’s Java 32%)
- ¼ Cup (25g) unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
- 3 Large free-range eggs
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 140g plain organic unbleached flour (Preferably)
- I cup of Dulce de Leche (Click here to read the recipe for Dulce de Leche)
- Preheat oven to 175°C
- Lightly grease and line an 8 inch (20cm) square baking pan with baking paper making sure it covers the bottom and extends up the sides so it is easy to remove later.
- Melt the butter in a medium saucepan. Add the chocolate pieces and stir constantly over a very low heat until the chocolate is melted.
- Remove from the heat and whisk in the cocoa powder until smooth.
- Add in the eggs one at a time, stir in the sugar, vanilla, then the plain flour.
- Scrape half of the batter into the prepared baking pan then drop one-third of the Dulce de Leche, evenly spaced over the brownie batter, then drag a knife through to create a swirl.
- Spread the remaining brownie batter over and repeat with the Dulce de Leche and create the final swirl, gently.
- Bake on the middle level of your oven for approximately 35 to 45 minutes. The brownies are done when they are just slightly firm in the centre.
- Serve while still warm with your favourite ice-cream or can be stored for up to 3 days in the fridge and re-warmed for a few seconds in the micro-wave.