I made these brownies, David Lebovitz style but i made them eggless. Its the first time that i actually used my own intutions without referring a recipe for an egg substitute and i must say, i m proud of the outcome. The brownies were dense, gooey and fudgey in the middle. In short, just like a good brownie!
Recipe For Dulce De Leche Brownies
( Brownies with dulce de leche swirls)
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Bake Time and Temp: 180 C for 30 mins
Yields 16 squares
Allergy Info: Egg free, Nut free
All purpose flour 140 g
Unsalted Butter 115 g
Caster sugar 225 g
Semi sweet chocolate 170 g chopped into pieces
Cocoa powder 25 g
Salt 1/4 tsp
Baking powder 3/4 tsp
Fresh yogurt 1/2 c whisked well and at room temp
Dulce de leche 3/4 c
Vanilla 1 tsp
Grease a 8″ by 8″ cake pan with butter and line with parchment paper. Set aside.
Melt butter in a heavy bottomed sauce pan.
Now place the chocolate bits along with the butter and stir using a whisk until smooth, heating on medium low flame all the while.
Once done, set aside to cool.
Preheat oven to 180 C for 10 mins.
In a mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, cocoa and baking powder and whisk well.
In another bowl, place the curd and vanilla and mix well.
Add the sugar to this and mix well.
Now add the melted chocolate butter mixture into this.
Now add the flour mixture in 3 batches and mix until well incorporated. Now, the best thing about a brownie is that there s no fear of over beating or mixing like in a cake batter.
Using an electric whisk, beat the mixture on low speed for about 1 mins until everything comes together well.
The batter will be thick at this point. But dont panic.
Now, pour half the batter into the prepared tin and even it out with a spatula gently.
Drop 3/4th of the dulce de leche in blobs all over the batter.
Using a sharp knife, swirl the dulce de leche into the batter and even out gently again with the spatula.
Now, add the remaining batter on the top of the dulce de leche swirled batter.
Even out again with a spatula.
Now, drop the remaining dulce de leche on the top and swirl again with a knife. Dont over mix the dulce de leche or you wont get that nice effect. Dont expect a visible marble pattern on the top after the brownie is baked because the dulce de leche browns on baking.
Drop the tin gently on the counter once or twice to even out the mixture.
Bake in the preheated oven for 30 mins or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
Let cool completely before slicing.