If you are an avid Cooking and Beer reader, I know what you are thinking. I get on these dessert kicks, and I don’t know how or when to stop. I don’t know why this happens. I really don’t, but here we are, and I have a delicious brownie recipe for you. With Cinco de Mayo literally happening tomorrow, I thought this was the perfect time to post this dulce de leche brownies recipe. Dulce de leche is an indulgence I don’t take enough advantage of. In my opinion, it’s one of the greatest dessert spreads ever. It’s great on everything, from ice cream to brownies to cupcakes. The sky is the limit on what you can do with it. You can also make your own! This is a super simple task (read below for more), but there are canned and jarred versions in your local grocery store. These dulce de leche brownies are fudgy, moist and delicious…which is just the way I like them. They are easy and quick and the perfect dessert to feed a large crowd! Top them with ice cream and a drizzle of dulce de leche and you have the perfect chocolatey snack.
I mentioned above that you can easily make your own dulce de leche. It’s like a glorified caramel sauce (kind of), and with enough know how and some condensed milk, just about anyone can handle the task. If you’ve ever bought the stuff, you know that it can be a little pricey. When this is the case, I find it best to just make my own. A can of condensed milk is what? A dollar?
I find this link from Baker’s Royale to be the most helpful. She has three different ways to make it (oven, stovetop and microwave), all which have proven to be effective. Check it out!
I hope everyone had a great weekend and are enjoying what’s left of it! It’s supposed to be a beautiful, sunny and 85-degree day here in Colorado and we plan on taking advantage of each and every moment of it … either that or I will be forcing Zach into doing some more painting. muahahahaha … oh the joys of owning a new home. ;) I hope the projects never end!
What? I’m dead serious. I seriously love home projects. DIY Network is my life … my life.
Beer: Evil Twin Brewing’s Freudian Slip
Brewed By: Evil Twin Brewing
Style: American Barleywine
Description: My absolute favorite thing about Evil Twin (besides their beer of course) is their naming of beers. I think they have the most clever of all beer names, and I just love it. This rotating barleywine caught our eyes, and we just had to try it. It’s a great barleywine, and I think it just pairs perfectly with sweets. I’ve been on a kind of barleywine kick here lately. Maybe this is because my intake of sweets and cheeses has reached an all time high. This is not something I’m un-proud of . ;) In my opinion, this barleywine in particular has a lot of caramel/malty notes. This is why I just love it as a pairing for these dulce de leche brownies. They really compliment one another. As I said, this barleywine is rotating, so you may not always be able to find it on the shelves of your local bottle shop, but there are plenty of great barleywines out there, so give one a chance and pair it with these brownies while you’re at it!