Friends, this week we’re trying something different.
I’ve alluded to baking in other posts. And when I’m preparing treats, I rarely plan a dessert mission the same week. I do try to keep some semblance of a balanced diet.
Thus, instead of staying silent during these baking breaks, I’m taking you along.
First up, Salted Dulce de Leche Brownies. This recipe was inspired by a trip to Trader Joe’s. They were promoting their new, dulce de leche product on an end cap when the jar jumped into my cart.
Of course my ideas for the jar were bigger than waffles or ice cream; so I turned to my Pinterest collection. I didn’t want anything complicated or time-consuming. Moreover, I considered the ingredients on hand, as I wasn’t going back to the store.
It didn’t take long to find a One-Bowl, Salted Dulce de Leche Brownie recipe by Bakerita. Made with cocoa powder instead of melted chocolate, the steps were simple.
I will admit I was too lazy to divide the dulce de leche into two layers as noted. Instead, I used heaping teaspoons over the batter before creating the light swirl pattern.
Nonetheless, the result was superb.
I’ve never baked a brownie so rich, dense, and fudgy. It was delicious alone. Yet, the creamy pockets of sweet, dulce de leche made it incredible.
The only thing I would change next time is the salt. Even after reducing the salt to 1/4 teaspoon, I enjoyed the minimally salted pieces more.
This preference doesn’t diminish my 4.5 out of 5 star rating. It’s a standard I’ll hold bakers to as I continue exploring desserts around Southern California.
For the complete Salted Dulce de Leche Brownies recipe, please visit Bakerita.