26 Sep

Let’s face it, there’s nothing like taking a bite into a home-made brownie. The guilty indulgence after the first bite, it’s so good that it’s almost sinful.  You finish the first brownie and deep down you know that you really shouldn’t have a second piece, but you reach for another anyway making a promise to yourself that tomorrow you will run an extra mile (but of course you don’t, who are we kidding?).

Brownies, like the Chocolate Chip Cookie is a staple in North American households.  It never disappoints, only comforts.  It’s versatile batter, you can add nuts, peanutbutter, cream cheese or like I did, dulce de leche.  Why not make something that is tooth achingly good event better?

I had a small container of dulce de leche in the fridge that I didn’t know what to do with and a craving for brownies, put them together and you have one kick-ass brownie.  Want to make this brownie even more kick-ass, accompany it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.  I prefer downing my brownie with a cold class of milk.

For the brownies I used my go to recipe.  In fact, it’s the only recipe I have ever used, the Fry’s Cocoa recipe found on the back of the can.


Brownies – Adapted from Fry’s Cocoa

1 1/3 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup butter (2 sticks)

1 cup cocoa

2 cups sugar

4  large eggs

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

3/4 cup of dulce de leche (optional)


In a bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt..

In a large and heavy saucepan melt butter. Remove from heat. Stir in cocoa. Blend in sugar, eggs and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients to the chocolate mixture. Pour batter into a greased 9x13in pan. By the spoonfuls drop the dulce de leche onto the brownie patter then take a butter knife and swirl the two together as you would with a marble cake.

Bake for 30-35 minutes at 350°F

I just had to post some new pictures of Charlie so you can see how she’s grown and of couse how darm cute she is!


12 Responses to “Brownies”

  1. Sara September 26, 2010 at 6:56 PM #

    This look really good. Your dog is so adorable!

    • Anna September 26, 2010 at 11:06 PM #

      Thanks Sara 🙂

  2. hungry dog September 27, 2010 at 12:00 PM #

    The brownies look great–I love dulce de leche in brownies, I mean, how could you not? Charlie is adorable!

    • Anna September 27, 2010 at 5:06 PM #

      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. jennynoowyn September 28, 2010 at 3:25 AM #

    Yummm, these look delicious! And what an adorable dog! 🙂

  4. Anna September 28, 2010 at 10:02 AM #

    Thanks Jenny!

  5. Lisa September 28, 2010 at 5:38 PM #

    These look yummy. I also make brownies using just cocoa, I don’t think it compromises the taste at all!
    Although, I have never heard of Fry’s Cocoa.
    Very cute doggy 🙂

  6. Savannah, The Acts of Sweetness Ambassador September 29, 2010 at 1:14 PM #

    These look sooooo good! If you ever feel like sharing this post (or any others) with the fans over at the Redpath Sugar Facebook site, please do! I know that they would love it.

    Also, I thought I might let you know about a contest that Redpath Sugar is running on Facebook. You can enter a recipe that uses Redpath Sugar and an unusual ingredient for your chance to co-host a baking segment with The Happy Baker, Erin Bolger.

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    Happy Baking!

  7. Susan: My Food Obsession October 28, 2010 at 7:26 AM #

    Yummo… they look so good – I want one now!

    • Helene December 16, 2010 at 11:42 AM #

      I love baking. The brownies looks so good. That dog is so cute!

  8. Restaurant Brugge January 5, 2012 at 1:59 AM #

    good post and beautiful post

  9. kirtiyadavmisra April 1, 2015 at 9:34 AM #

    Awesome post ..loved the pic. You can also check my website and post your recipes there to get more foodie followers

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