When I got home, Jeannene had already gone to bed, but she had left me some hot dogs, so I had those for my supper.
Dulce de Leche Brownies
5 oz. unsweetened chocolate, chopped
2 sticks butter, room temperature
2 c. sugar
1 1/4 c. flour
A pinch of salt
2 tbsp. vanilla
14 oz. dulce de leche
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Melt chocolate (I do this in the microwave, in 30 seconds increments, stirring between heatings). Allow to cool at least 15 minutes. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. The color is stunningly lovely. With the mixer on low, slowly drizzle in the chocolate, followed by the flour, salt, and vanilla. Spread in a greased 13x9 baking pan. Warm the dulce de leche (I use the microwave, in 30 second increments, until it's more liquid) and drop large dollops of it on top of the batter. Swirl with the tip of a knife. Bake 35-45 minutes. Cool 15 minutes before cutting. Makes 16-20.