Mark’s recipes on the Mairead Ronan Show Today FM
Dulce de Leche Brownies
For the dulce de leche
This can be made up to 5 days beforehand.
Preheat the oven to 200ºC
Pour the condensed milk into a shallow oven dish. Cover this tightly with foil and place this dish in a deeper and slightly larger oven dish or tray. Pour water into the bigger dish until it comes up at least half way. Place in the oven for an hour and 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and use a whisk to ensure there are no lumps. Leave to cool.
For the brownies
Preheat the oven to 175ºC.
Prepare a 20cm square oven tin by brushing with melted butter.
Place a bowl over a pot of simmering water, add the butter and then add the chocolate. Allow this to melt. Remove from the heat and whisk in the cocoa powder. Add in the eggs one at a time and then mix in the sugar and vanilla extract. Mix in the flour and fold in the chopped walnuts and lemon zest. Pour this mixture into the prepared tray and pour the dulce de leche over the top and using a spatula or spoon spread it lightly around to give a marbling effect. Place this in the oven and bake for 30 to 35 minutes. It should have a slight wobble when you are removing it from the oven. Place on a wire rack allowing to cool before removing from the tin and cutting it.