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An attempt at Dulce de Leche - South American Favourite

An attempt at Dulce de Leche – A South American Favourite

Disclaimer: This blog is not for those who take cooking seriously, it is an engineer’s recipe and the ingredients include a hammer and a nail

As I was searching my kitchen to satiate my sweet cravings, I came across a can of milkmaid (Sweetened Condensed Milk). The can had been there for months sitting idly waiting for my mother to use it someday in her traditional recipes; however I recalled the recipe of a South American sauce I had so much loved that I made up my mind to make than can a subject of my experimentation. So, here I am making an attempt on writing a cooking blog on how to make Dulce de Leche, a caramalized sauce that is as good as anything you will ever eat.

 

HOW TO MAKE DULCE DE LECHE

 

Dulce de Leche literally translates into “Sweet from Milk” and is made by slowly heating sweetened condensed milk until it thickens and turns darker in colour.

  1. Take a can of sweetened condensed milk (i.e. Nestle Milkmaid or any other brand) and check for its expiry date.
    A can of Sweetened Condensed Milk

    A can of Sweetened Condensed Milk

     

     

  2. You will also need a nail and a hammer. Use them and punch two holes on the top of the can (as shown).
    Puncturing holes into the can

    Puncturing holes into the can

     

  3. When you puncture the can, the milk will overflow. Just Clean it
    Milk Overflowing from the freshy punctured can

    A freshly punctured can

 

  1. Taking a bowl and fill it with enough water that it reaches till the middle of the can.
    Placed the Can on the Burner

    Placed the Can on the Burner

 

  1. Switch on the gas and let the water come to a boil. Then let it continue to boil at medium flame

 

  1. Observe for darkening. I opened the can midway, it helped me even check for the taste
    Patience Tested - Half Opening the Can midway during the process

    Patience Tested – Half Opening the Can midway during the process

 

  1. Be patient and keep adding water so that the bowl does not dry out.
    Patience Ran Out - I opened the complete can

    Patience Ran Out – I opened the complete can

 

  1. Once prepared, open the can and take out the sweet liquid in a bowl
    Freshly poured Dulce de Leche

    Freshly poured Dulce de Leche

 

  1. Whip it to remove all lumps to give it even and a smooth texture
    Whipping the Dulce de Leche

    Whipping the Dulce de Leche

 

  1. Display it for the others to appreciate your hard work and also to let it cool
    Waiting for the accolades

    Waiting for the accolades

 

The result was not the best that I had tasted as the patience had run out just 30 minutes before the idle time, nonetheless the tinge of flavour of caramel was enough to remind me of my South American favourite.

You should try out this simple recipe at home and be assured that there is very little that can go wrong. It is best eaten with toast, cookies, icecreams, pancakes and as a dressing for the banoffee pie

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