Last week-end we stayed at some friends’ idyllisk summer house. The place has everything nostalgic city dudes (like me) are more and more longing for: a beautiful vegetable garden, a glasshouse, and happy lambs walking nearby.
On the way there, I found a shiny looking food magazine all dedicated to caramel-based desserts. There they proposed a pretty complicated method to make dulce de leche. Frustrating! After looking at all the pictures of caramel and dulce de leche dripping from every sort of sweet accompaniment, I was seriously craving some of that divine ambrosia (which is impossible to find in Sweden). So imagine the size of my eyes when I understood that our hostess was going to treat us with home-made dulce de leche. And imagine my eyes getting even bigger when she showed me how incredibly easy it really is to make it (scroll down for the step-by-step method).
The flower garden
Come look at the frog
SUPER-EASY HOME-MADE DULCE THE LECHE
you need: 1 can condensed milk, water, a pot, a stove (long list, isn’t?).
how to: put the can of condensed milk (without opening it) in a pot. Cover with water. Bring to a boil. Boil uncovered for 2 and 1/2 hours.
Refill with hot water once in a while.
Now you can open the can.
Yes, it does look like the real thing!
To make an even creamier dulce de leche, add a spoon or two of milk and whisk.
Suggestion: try your best not to eat it all at once. It is also good with ice-cream.
CONSIDERATIONS: I am proud of myself for having the dulce de leche (well, most of it) still resting in the fridge waiting for some creative use. It was a struggle not to eat it all (this is even better than nutella!) thinking of all the infinite uses… oh well, right now I could just bathe in it… wasn’t milk supposed to be really good for your skin?
CONSIDERAZIONI: Questo caramello fai da te e’ incommensurabilmente buono (batte persino la nutella!). Gli usi in cucina sono infiniti e ora che sai quanto e’ facile farlo chi ti salvera’ piu’ dalla tentazione?