In my last post I professed my love for malt. I’ve got another love… anything caramel, and most specifically- Dulce de Leche. If you’re not familiar with this Latin treat, you should plan on making its acquaintance very soon. Cans of it already made can be found in Latin markets, or if you’re lucky they might actually carry it in your regular neighborhood market’s International aisle. The stuff in the can is okay, but if you make your own you’ll be much happier with your homemade version.
Some cooks boil the can of condensed milk until it caramelizes, but the trouble with that method is that you’re never quite sure when it’s done (not to mention the threat of possible explosion).
Or you can make it in this SUPER SIMPLE way:
How to Make Dulce de Leche
Pour a can of sweetened condensed milk into a pie plate. Cover the pie plate with foil and place into a shallow boiling water bath (inside of a larger pan).
Bake at a high heat (425) until the mixture turns into caramel.
Beat the caramel with an electric mixer until it’s smooth and creamy.
That’s it! Now you can pour it over ice cream, fill cookies & cakes, or eat it by the spoonful. You’re gonna love the stuff, I promise! Stay tuned to see what I did with my Dulce de Leche…
Step by Step instructions can be printed out here: Homemade Dulce de Leche