Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Dulce de Leche Brownies

I can't believe it is time again for the next Blog Hop round. Time - it flies by incredibly fast. Not just initiating the event, Radhika of Tickling Palates does a remarkable job by sending remainder mails to all the participants just in time. This is of immense help to someone like me, who always run after things at the last minute. There by, here is my update for today's Blog Hop Wednesday.


This time, I got to follow Divya's EasyCooking. She is a very established blogger and an experienced cook, blogging since 2008. That is, more than three and a half years!! It is really inspirational to see such bloggers. I suppose her passion towards cooking is what drives her. Keep going Diyva!

Initially, it was a little confusing what to try from the mighty number of more than 480 posts. But then, the situation was so, that I could easily pick out one. We were invited to a friends' house on Saturday, as their parents have come over to visit them here in Germany. So, I wanted to bake something for them and take along. Thus, I confined my search to baking. Thanks to her excellent recipe index, I got what I was looking for.

I selected this absolutely yummy-licious brownies. I had some Argentinean Dulce de Leche, sitting in my fridge and this looked like an excellent opportunity to put it into good use. Ever since I got to know about Dulce de Leche, I'm in love for that. In Frankfurt, it was not a problem to find an Argentinean shop where you get ready made yet authentic Dulce de Leche and you don't have to make the boiling condensed milk experiments and all. I've already baked some muffins with them which were gorgeous. This time, these pretty Dulce de Leche Brownies caught my attention and I gave a try.


I was contemplating for quite some time what to substitute for the eggs in this recipe. Silken Tofu had been a good substitute many a times. Unfortunately, I didn't have it at hand. I was not sure what else would work best without compromising the taste and texture. Time was running and I had to get them ready before evening. After much thought, I gave up and just used eggs. In fact, I was baking for friends and I'm more than happy if they like it [though I can't taste it :( ].

The original recipe can be found here. I followed all the measurements exactly as mentioned, except adding Dulce de Leche a bit more generously. The spreading of DDL on the brownie batter was real fun. I waited an anxious 30 minutes. The result was visibly wonderful. I just let it cool completely, took few snaps quickly and off to the party.

The verdict from the friends was that it tasted absolutely wonderful. My husband was glad to describe more precisely. He found that the brownies tasted a little bit on the bitter side, yet very very tasty to his palates. He found little islands of soft DDL in the brownies which added more to the taste, along with the crunchy nuts in between. The texture was soft and just like he would expect a brownie to be. What more to say?!


I just can't wait for the day when I would try an eggless version of these beauties. Waiting to secure the next pack of DDL again. Ya ya, it makes me get indulged!! But, who wouldn't want to? As a small note, I would like to add that as Divya suggests, if you have the time I mean, refrigerate them overnight and warm a little before serving. You would definitely love them!! Sending this to Blog Hop Wednesday IV.

31 comments:

  1. I think I should bookmark it as I am literally drooling over it. It looks so superb and delicious :)

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  2. Tantalizing brownies - Thank god it is a temptation beyond my reach, or I could have several of those tempting squares! wonderful choice dear and perfect execution :) cheers, priya

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  3. these brownies are really tempting....Nice clicks to....

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  4. These are great brownies, very appealing indeed.

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  5. OK ~ it cannot get any better than that, chocolate, dulche de leche, brownies, how you can beat that :) I could gobble at least 3 in one go :) Sinful treats n your wonderful pics do total justice to it!
    USMasala

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  6. aw, this is looks delicious. i should convince my self to bake other kind brownies instead of just comfortable with usual one

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  7. You are tempting me to bake these again..looks absolutely delicious!!

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  8. Jeez. It is a beauty. I fell in love with it in her space itself now you are tempting me to make it. You know what I had a sort of premonition that you would choose this only when I made the table and I was not let down.

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  9. OMG! Brownies with dulce de leche, that is so irresistible. I feel so bad that you made these scrumptitious brownies and you couldn't taste it, anyway your friends are lucky to have it :)

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  10. omg- what wonderful & truly gooey squares of indulgence; I have also been planning to try this recipe from Divya's blog for long- well done gal and would love to grab a slice or twooooo !

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  11. Yummy Yummy!..These chocolate brownies look awesome

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  12. hey girl thanks for linking me..been just busy..will get around 2 doing it soon :)
    and the ddl brownies..one word..yummeeee

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  13. Chocolate brownies look awesome, I love this combo rather my kids love this combo :)

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  14. Super delicious & divine brownies!!! They look so soft & im literally drooling here!!! And thank u for your kind words of appreciation on my blog :))
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  15. ohh...irresistable n hearty dear..:P
    love ur cliks..
    Tasty Appetite

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  16. That is so heavenly gooey darky choco with leche that will definitely delight everyones taste. I love it just like leche flan.

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  17. Hi dear,
    Thanks for your sweet words on my Eggless cup cakes. Regarding your query why I chilled my bowl and blender blades in the refrigerator before whipping is- the chilling process of these two items actually helps to produce fluffy whipping cream. I hope I'm able to clear your doubts....If not you can ping me again. Thanks
    Deepa

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  18. Thanks everyone for the overwhelming response and the lovely comments :)

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  19. this looks delicious wonderfully done lovely picture
    by the way string hoppers are idiyappam :)

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  20. It looks awesome!!!
    And with my favorite ingredients;-)
    Thank you for sharing!

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  21. Really yummy looking brownies. Congrats for winning Iftar Moments at Taste of Pearl City.

    htttp://sadaf-culinaryadventures.blogspot.com

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  22. Thank u for the sweet words gal and hey congrats on winning the Iftar Moments @ Pearl City

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  23. Just mouthwatering...looks so easy to prepare and delicious!

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  24. perfect looking brownies...seriously im drooling here...awesome clicks too

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  25. Congrats on your winning the Iftar Moments. I Love Brownies so much but youv'e taken it up many notches for me with the Dulce de Leche flavors!! Fantastic

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  26. hello dear! howdy? Wanted to let you know to check out my blog anniversary giveaways - lots of neat prizes to be won - hope to see you there :) cheers, Priya

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  27. Tempting brownies....beautiful clicks...

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