Thursday, August 22, 2013

Dulce de Leche /Condensed Milk Caramel


1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 saucepan of water

Remove the paper label from the side of the can. Immerse the can into the saucepan of water so that the water covers the top of the can. Place over a high heat on the stove and set the stove timer. Boil for three hours, checking frequently to top up the water to cover the can if it has evaporated. (It is important to keep the can covered, as failure to do so may result in the can exploding). Turn off the heat and allow the can to cool before removing and opening. You can boil the can for a further hour if you wish the dulce de leche to be thicker and darker and more intense in flavour. 3 hours is a good amount of time if you wish to add this dulce de leche to cooking or baking, such as brownies. (images show sweetened condensed milk that has been boiled in the can for 4 hours.)

1 comment:

  1. very nice!!! I used to turn the can half way of the cooking time(1 & 1/2 hs) and refill the saucepan with boiling water. In that way you avoid the "explosion"!!!! try to cook 2 or 3 can together... you can save energy & always have some dulce de leche at hand! yum!


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