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Jul 31

DDL Brownies

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A while ago there was this DDL craze on CaL. Not to be mistaken with DDLJ  but equally delicious

The first time I made DDL (Dulche De Leche – caramalised condensed milk), I was petrified. Umpteen discussions with CaL members and step by step procedure approvals before finally attempting it. And then it was love at first lick.

Made a few desserts with DDL and then seemed to have pushed it to the back of my mind.

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Today I wanted to make something for my building friends and kept wondering what new should I do with brownies. It suddenly hit me DDL and that was it.

Delicious DDL brownies ready. The caramelly chewy bottoms make this brownie extra special.

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DDL –

  1. Take a can of Amul/Nestle condensed milk. Discard any plastic lid. DO NOT open the can, it has to be sealed.
  2. Take a big pressure cooker and fill it with water
  3. Insert the can and keep it lying down side ways in the cooker. The water level should be higher than the can.
  4. Put the cooker lid with the whistle on and keep on high.
  5. After the first whistle, keep on slow for 20-25 mins.
  6. Shut the gas and DO NOT touch the cooker for another hour or till its absolutely cool to touch.
  7. Open the lid and remove the can carefully, leave aside till absolutely cool.
  8. When cool, open and use.

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Brownie Ingredients:

Morde Dark Chocolate – 220 gm
Amul Butter- 110 gm
Eggs- 3
Brown Sugar- 190 gm
Flour- 80 gm
Cocoa powder- 10 gm
Vanilla extract- 1 tsp
Coffee powder – 1 tbsp

 

  1. Melt the butter and chocolate together. Cool.
  2. Add the sugar to the chocolate mix and whisk. Add the eggs, one by one, whisking between each addition.
  3. Add the vanilla and give another quick whisk.
  4. Sieve the flour, cocoa powder and coffee powder.
  5. Add the dry ingredients in two increments. Use the cut and fold method. Do not over-mix.
  6. Use a double boiler to get the DDL to a thinner consistency.
  7. Preheat the oven at 180C.
  8. Line an oven-proof dish with butter paper, leaving a little bit of overhang on all sides, just enough to be able to pull the baked layer from the dish. Pour the DDL and spread evenly.
  9. Pour the brownie batter and smoothen the top with a spatula.
  10. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180 C for 35-40 minutes.
  11. The tops should be firm and a toothpick inserted in the centre should come away with just a little stickiness.
  12. Leave it in the oven for a few more minutes. Cool.