Mi Huerta Market
Written By: Sarah Chovanetz
Resources used: Wikipedia, www.bhg.com
It’s ‘Dulce de Leche’ Delicious!
What is Dulce de Leche and what makes it such a valuable asset to Mexican traditional dessert? Its origin is actually highly debated but is most popular in Mexico, Argentina, Brazil and Chile. Dulce de Leche translated means, “jam made of milk”. This jam is a type of confection prepared by slowly heating sweetened milk to create a substance that derives its taste from the Maillard Reaction, changing flavor and color. It’s sweet, creamy and has become extremely popular with Mexican desserts and continues to be a traditional favorite. This creative brownie recipe will not only make you fall in love with the taste but using our Mi Huerta vanilla turns these brownies into the most delicious brownies in the world.
Dulce de Leche Fluff Brownies Recipe
Makes 32 brownies with a prep time of 30 minutes
Bake for 20 minutes at 350 F.
6 ounces unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons Mi Huerta Vanilla
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate pieces
1 13.4 ounce can Dulce de Leche
1 7 ounce jar marshmallow creme
1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
- In a medium saucepan cook and stir unsweetened chocolate and butter over low heat until melted and smooth. Remove from heat; cool slightly. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13x9x2-inch baking pan with foil, extending the foil over edges of pan. Grease foil; set pan aside.
- Stir sugar into chocolate mixture. Add eggs, one at a time, beating with a wooden spoon after each addition just until combined. Stir in our Mi Huerta Vanilla. In a small bowl stir together flour and baking soda. Add flour mixture to chocolate mixture; stir just until combined. Stir in semisweet chocolate pieces. Pour batter into the prepared baking pan, spreading evenly. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until edges are set and center is almost set.
- Meanwhile, transfer dulce de leche to a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on 100 percent power (high) about 1 minute or until softened, stirring once.
- Remove brownies from oven and set pan on a wire rack. Immediately spoon marshmallow creme in mounds on top of hot brownies. Drop spoonfuls of dulce de leche between mounds of marshmallow creme. Let stand for a few minutes to soften. Using a table knife or narrow metal spatula, gently swirl marshmallow creme and dulce de leche together to marble. Sprinkle with pecans. Cool in pan on rack.
- Using the edges of the foil, lift uncut brownies out of pan. Cut into brownies, wiping knife as needed between cuts. Serve brownies the same day they are prepared.
These brownies are sweet, soft and gooey with the most delicious flavors. A Mexican traditional “jam” mixed with an American favorite, BROWNIES! The best of both worlds put right at your fingertips! All you need is a glass of milk and probably a napkin.