So I had been seeing recipes for Dulce de Leche on Pinterest for a week or so now, and was completely intrigued. It talked about boiling an unopened can of sweetened condensed milk in a pot of water until it turned into this yummy caramel-y goodness. Seriously?! It’s that easy!? I knew I was just had to try it, and I even thought it would be a good idea to can it and sell it at the farmer’s markets that I’ve been setting up at on Saturday mornings.
After some googling though, I found you can’t really can it safely because it’s a milk product. ( But it will keep in the fridge for up to a month, so I figure I can still take it up there in a little cooler! ) There was also a lot of talk about how if you let the pan run out of water, it would BLOW UP!? OMG! I know that I easily get distracted so that probably would happen to me. Luckily, while checking my regular blog list yesterday, I came across Pennies on a Platter’s recipe for Dulce de Leche that just involved pouring the sweetened condensed milk into a pie pan, adding a pinch of salt, then covering it with foil and baking it for an hour and fifteen minutes on a jelly roll pan (pan with a ‘lip’) with some water. That’s more like it!! No threat of blowing anything up….and only one pot to clean…sweet!
It turned out sooo good! The first time I thought I had baked it a little long since it was almost a solid, but I actually liked the flavor of it a bit more than the second batch that I baked a little less time, that was still liquid. Be sure to check out the Pennies on a Platter page, she goes into a little more depth, and MAKE THIS! It really is super easy and it just turns out soooo good. I am putting mine in a gift basket I did for a friend to give away and I think the recipient is going to LOVE this 😉
Let me know how it turns out for you!!