Dulce de Leche

people have been going on and on and on and on about dulce de leche for a very very long time. and i totally understand why. it’s fabulous!! i love it. it’s caramely, (i’m just gonna make that a word) condensed milky, caramelisey, (yeah..) toffee-y ( i might as well create my own dictionary at the rate i’m going) and just delicious!

before making dulce de leche i thought i had never tasted it before and that Namibia  didn’t have it and all  Namibians were missing out until i tasted it and realised that Namibia does in fact have it and it’s been sitting on the shelves of supermarkets  all around town under the name of Nestlé Caramel Treat.

what!!! so i’ve had the luxury of consuming dulce de leche in baked goods all my life and i had no idea! and here i was thinking i was missing out on what can only be described as heaven.

mind blown!!

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Before: Condensed milk
notice the two different shades of condensed milk. they’re two different brands.

there are many ways in which to make dulce del leche but i find the oven method easiest.

Dulce de Leche

ingredients:

  • 2 cans condensed milk
  • pinch of salt

method

preheat the oven to 220°C.

place the contents of the two cans of condensed milk in a baking dish (tray) and add the salt.

place the baking tray into a larger baking tray and add boiling water to the larger baking tray to create a water bath (bain marie).

place in the oven for 1-3 hours checking every half an hour to refill the water if needed.

once cooled slightly place into a jar and store in the fridge.

tah-dah! yummy delicious dulce de leche
tah-dah! yummy delicious dulce de leche

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