Dulce De Leche - pronounced "DOOL-se de LE-che”, is a milk based caramel which is used in many latin desserts. Here is the Alton Brown’s recipe to prepare it from the scratch using milk. It is even more time consuming than preparing it from the condensed milk. So, I chose to prepare it using the sweetened condensed milk and a method which I felt safer. It takes about 3 to 3 1/2 hours to reach the caramel consistency, but totally worth the wait .
1 can sweetened condensed milk.
1. Remove the label from the can. Pierce 4 holes on the top of the can using a small nail ( I used a push pin).
2. Heat a pan with water,so that the 1/4 th of can is covered. Heat it on low flame for about 3 to 3 1/2 hours. Make sure that the water is refilled as when it is reduced. Some of the condensed milk will ooze out, during the process. Wipe it off.
3.Once done, remove the can carefully and open it using a can opener. Using a spoon, stir the dulce de leche, as the lower portion will be thick and lumpy. Stirring it immediately will loosen the lumps.
4. Store it in an airtight container.
What did I prepare from the dulce de leche- coming up soon .