Food, Miscellany

Dulce de Leche Molten Cake

IMG_3665I made this a while back and paired it with a stout ice cream and pretzels.  It was damn good too!  Being a dick and thinking I was too cool to put up recipes, I neglected you all and for this I apologize.  So here now I am posting the recipe.  Why I waited so long is probably unforgivable since it’s probably the best recipe I’ve come across in ages.  I am pretty sure everyone is aware of the chocolate molten cake which is so over played yet so damn delicious I can’t get pissed off no matter how hard I try.  The Dulce de Leche Molten Cake is the same thing except with Dulce de Leche and like the chocolate molten cake I am going to run it into the ground my friend.  If you’re a freak for Dulce de Leche, like myself, this cake is right up your alley!!

I have an unhealthy fascination with Dulce de Leche.  No lie, I spend a big portion of my day thinking about how I can incorporate it into as many dishes as possible.  When I was in Chile, they have it at the grocery store in big bags.  Like Capri Sun, that’s the smartest thing ever.  You can just pop a hole in it and return to your daily activity.  Like those yogurt pops but 12oz bags straight Dulce de Leche.  No wonder they are so happy down there and of course I have to try it everywhere I go, because it might be different.   “Hey, we’re in Mexico, I wonder how their Dulce de Leche tastes?  Better check it out.  Have you had the Dulce de Leche in Texas?  It’s not too bad.”

I found this recipe for the Dulce Molten Cake when I was in Brazil.  Don’t get me started on Brazil, I love me some Brazil!!  Maybe I just have an unhealthy fascination with South America?  Yeah, that sounds more like it.  One of my favorite things about Brazilians, they’re not shy.  I love that!  A lot of places I’ve traveled, people will stare like a mofo and won’t even wave back or acknowledge they’ve been caught staring.  Brazil?  Quite the opposite.  I was in a grocery store, nightclub, park, museum or just walking down the street in Sao Paulo and people would do double takes and–ZOOM!  Right up to me, hand extended “Hi, how are you?  Where you from?”  I thought this was so cool.  Hey, it’s obvious I’m not from here, say hello, it’s cool.  If you’re in Sao Paulo stop and see my dearest-lovely-nicest-sweetest friend ever – Michel.  Great great guy….super talented and just all around awesome!!  His blog is on my blog roll.   I will be back in Brazil for Carnival 2015.  Hit me up if you’re there, we’ll hang out and eat Dulce de Leche and drink coffee until our heads spin and we have migraines from the sugar.  Sounds fun!

Dule de Leche Molten Cake

1 stick unsalted butter
1 can Dulce de Leche  (13.4oz can)
2 eggs
2 egg yolks
2Tbsp brown sugar
1/4tsp salt
1tsp vanilla
1/4c flour

-melt butter and combine with dulce
-add the eggs, yolks and vanilla
-then stir in the dry ingredients
-spray 5 – 8oz ramekins with non-stick spray and fill 3/4 of the way
-bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes

**I prefer to buy the Dulce de Leche already made and ready to go in the can opposed to boiling my own.  It’s more consistent.

 

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Tulips on the kitchen table wanted to be in the picture or because they were just dying.

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