Here we are again at another International Incident Party, always happily hosted by Penny of Jeroxie blog. This month's theme is Salt. Salt is so versatile. It can be used in savoury as well as sweet dishes. Since salt is an everyday ingredient found in all dishes, it can easily be overlooked as a main ingredient so I'm happy to see that salt is featured as this month's theme. I'm looking forward to read other party goers take on the theme.
For this theme, I've decided to make salted dulce de leche. I know that salt goes well with caramel so why not with dulce de leche? I've always made my own dulce de leche as it's very easy and satisfying. When you do make your own, please do be careful and always keep your eyes on it. There can be certain disasters when left unchecked. (i.e explosions in the kitchen!). As it keeps for months, I make it in bulk and keep it in the pantry ready for use anytime.
I loved the combination of the chocolate cake, sweet dulce de leche and the sea salt. It definitely made a difference to the flavour and also the texture of the dish.
To make the dulce de leche, you can get the recipe here. This has to be made the day before as it takes at least 3 hours to make and has to be totally cooled before using.
Make the 5 minute Chocolate Mug Cake:
4 tbl flour
4 tbl sugar
2 tbl cocoa
3 tbl milk
3 tbl oil
1. Add the dry ingredients to large mug and mix well.
2. Add the egg and mix thoroughly
3. Pour in milk and oil and mix well
4. Add the vanilla extract
5. Cook for 3 minutes in the microwave (1000watts)
Once the cake is cooled, carefully remove from the mug and cut into 3 slices. On top of each layer, spread a little of the dulce de leched and add a sprinkle of sea salt. Lay each slice on top of each other.
Other people enjoying the salt party. Will you join us for the next party?