I am definitely guilty of using my baking as bribes! These were devised for an employee of Beardy Fiance’s, someone who we are hoping to convince to watch our cat, wee McNulty, while we’re away at the wedding next month.
McNulty can be a bit of a troublemaker. Just yesterday, our neighbours told us that when we’ve been letting McNulty out to play outside, he’s been creeping in through their cat flap to hang out in their kitchen. So far, it seems our lectures on not wandering into strangers’ homes are being ignored. It’s a process and I feel a bit like he’s in the boundary-pushing teenage years.
So in order to convince Minion Brian to look after McNulty, I decided to bribe him with some dulce de leche inspired brownies. Because who doesn’t love this caramel-like milk sauce? No one. And it’s definitely worth dealing with a moody teenager (cat or otherwise) for.
Dulche de Leche Brownies (adapted from Allrecipes)
400g granulated sugar
225g dulce de leche
60g cocoa powder
1 teaspoon caramel flavouring
190g plain flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 package Chips Ahoy Dulce de Leche cookies