What is Dulce de Leche? –The most irresistible Sweet, Creamy and Sticky Temptation with Caramelized Flavor, that could make anyone feel Rejoiced!
Dulce de Leche, pronounce – ‘Dool-say day Ley-chay’ is the name given to a South American sweet spread made from boiled milk and sugar. Meaning ‘Milk Candy’ in English--It is also refer as milk jam, sweet milk or caramel-like sauce. And it is very popular in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Mexico and Brazil.
In other countries like US, Dulce de Leche it is also well known through products like Häagen-Dazs dulce de leche-flavored ice cream and Starbucks dulce de leche-flavored coffee. In France is called ‘Confiture de Lait’ and in Scotland they also have a version based on the similar principles of Dulce de Leche.
In Argentina, every kitchen pantry and fridge has a jar or two ;) of Dulce de Leche.
“Life doesn’t make any sense without Dulce de Leche in Argentina”.
It’s a tradition for breakfast or 'merienda'- afternoon tea to have warm slices of toasted bread with butter spread and Dulce de Leche. Also used as part of a filling on sweet pastries and cakes or like a indulgent topping over fruits, ice creams and Flan. We eat Dulce de Leche like there is no tomorrow!
Dulce de Leche is the heart of some well known sweet Argentinian recipes such as Alfajores -Cornstarch cookies and Pionono-Cake roll. So being away from home makes me even more sentimental about Dulce de Leche :)
Making Dulce de Leche when I'm away from home!!!
Dulce de Leche Recipe
This recipe is a Semi-homemade version, easy enough to make at home, safer and less time consuming than other Dulce de Leche recipes. You could try this recipe just for fun or in case of culinary emergency! There are a few different ways to make Dulce de Leche, but they all give similar results.
1 can of sweetened condensed milk
1 Medium oven poof dish
1 Shallow baking tray
Preheat the oven to 220 C / 425 F .
Open the can of condensed milk and pour it into an oven-proof dish.
Cover the dish with aluminum foil tightly.
Place the dish in a shallow baking pan and fill half of it with hot water.
Put it in the oven and bake for about 1 to 1 ¼ hours--Checking often and adding more water if necessary--It’s ready when Color turns golden brown and Texture is thick and smooth. Remove the dish from the oven and allow to cool.