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Dulce de Leche Brown Butter Blondies

Published On December 29, 2014 | By Gypsy | All Recipes, Bars & Brownies, Featured, Sweets & Treats

Rich caramel flavour made all the more intense with the nutty sweetness of brown butter for a decedent delight, Dulce de Leche Brown Butter Blondies.

It’s party time.  As one year ends we gather together and welcome a bright shining new year in groups large and small. A little sweetness to ring in 2015, Dulce de Leche Brown Butter Blondies. Dressed to party with a splash of chopped candy, it’s simple, easy and quick.

If you have the time, make your own Dulce de Leche.  Take a can of Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk, remove the label and submerge it on cold water, lid in tact, in a small, heavy bottomed pot.  Bring water slowly to a low boil then reduce heat to a simmer.  Simmer can for about an hour. Remove from heat, allow to cool then remove contents with a spoon or spatula.  Voila.  Or, you can shortcut that and just pick up a jar of caramel at your local grocery store.

Make it easy.

Dulce De Leche Blondies, ingredients- FG Dulce De Leche Blondies, mixing - FG

Dulce de Leche Brown Butter Blondies

Prep time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes
Cooling time: 2 hours
Yield: 12 to 16

1 cup unbleached all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup unstalted butter
3 squares (90 grams) white baking chocolate
1 egg
1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
1/4 cup Dulce de Leche (plus some for garnish, if desired)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup pecans or walnuts, roasted

Method:

Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C) with rack in center.  Spray baking pan (9 x 9 square, 8 inch round or two 8.5 x 2.5 inch loaf pans) with non-stick spray to coat, then line bottom of baking pan with parchment paper, cut to cover corners and come up the edge about a half inch.

1)  Combine dry ingredients, flour, salt and baking soda in a bowl.

2)  Roast nuts on baking sheet in the oven at  350°F (175°C) for about 4 – 6 minutes until golden, then allow to cool and stand.

3)  Melt butter in a small pot over medium heat then continue cooking as butter solids brown the remove from heat and let stand for two minutes.  Place white chocolate in a small, heat proof bowl then add butter, stir once or twice then reserve as the hot butter melts the chocolate.

4)  Beat egg and brown sugar in your electric mixing bowl until well creamed, light and fluffy, mixing about 3 minutes.  Remove mixing bowl from stand and using a spatula or wooden spoon stir in chocolate and butter until smooth.  Add vanilla and Dulce de Leche and stir until well mixed then fold in dry ingredients and nuts until a stiff, smooth dough forms.

5)  Distribute dough evenly in pan(s) and bake at  350°F (175°C) for 25 – 35 minutes, unit a tester inserted into the middle of the pan comes out clean.  Allow to cool completely in the baking pan for about 2 hours before removing, cutting, and serving.  To fancy it up for a party, drizzle Delce de Leche over platter, or brownies, along with some melted chocolate, or top with chopped candy or chocolate bar.

Happy New Year.

Dulce De Leche Blondies, above - FG

 

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Recipe testing and blogging about food, wine and the art of great living from her home kitchen just outside Ottawa; Cori (Corinna) Horton is a food marketing consultant, cook and real food advocate sharing all things delicious - right here.