Sunday, June 3, 2012

Arequipe Brownies - or as I like to call them...

13x9 inches of Sin. My sister has a Colombian friend who, apparently, has been feeding her a steady stream of drool-worthy Colombian recipes that, up until now, we had only HEARD about. Thankfully, she had mercy on the rest of us and enlisted her champion baker best friend to make us Arequipe Brownies. AKA, Colombian dulce de leche brownies. AKA, sinful delighfulness. Seriously, if you need something from somebody, these brownies will get it for you. Love, money, favors, whatever. At least if you need it from me. Hint, hint.

Arequipe Brownies

2 sticks unsalted butter
12 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1½ cups sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 large eggs
1¼ cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (he used Ghirardelli)
1 1/2 cups dulce de leche or arequipe

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place the butter and bittersweet chocolate together in a large heavy based pan over a low heat. In a bowl, beat the eggs together with the sugar and vanilla extract. Add the egg and sugar mixture to the chocolate and beat well.  Add the flour and salt. Then stir in the chocolate chips. Beat to combine then scrape and pour half of the mixture into the prepared baking pan. Spread the dulce de leche over the mixture. Pour the remaining brownie batter over the dulce de leche layer.
Bake for about 25 to 30 minutes.

This recipe came from My Colombian Recipes,

If anybody wants to try making the Torta de Arequipe, please post the results in the comments! I want to, but I'm not sure my pancreas can handle the sugar overload. Just yet, at least.

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