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Yes, I've made dulce de leche quite a few times but only
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Posted to Thread #12120 at 12:54 am on Oct 3, 2008
stovetop covered with water, never in the pressure cooker (I'm too chicken to use pressure cookers...lol). Here's the way I've done it....
Immerse the unopened can of sweetened condensed milk in a pot of water (it's okay to leave the label on the can). Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a slow boil/simmer and cook for 2 hours uncovered, adding water as necessary to keep full. Remove can from the water and let cool. Open the can and you will have fresh dulce de leche.
Pat's note: It's important to make sure there's plenty of water in the pan. I try to keep the can covered just slightly with the water. At work once, one of the chefs was doing something else while the can simmered away and didn't notice the water had boiled out of the pan. Yes, the can blew up and made an incredible mess EVERYWHERE...ceiling, walls, windows, floors...ohmygod, what a mess, and it was hard to get off of some surfaces once it started to harden, especially inside the stovetop hood and fan. But that's never happened to me...I keep a close eye on the water content.
Other messages in this thread:
- 12120. Has anyone ever made the caramel apple cupcakes? I wonder what you used for frosting. REC inside [LINK] - DawnNYS - 12:20am on 10/02/08 (16)
- Follow-up question... has anyone ever made Dulce de leche - DawnNYS - 12:22am on 10/02/08
- Nobody? [NT] - DawnNYS - 3:28pm on 10/02/08
- Dawn, I've heard of doing it in a pan atop the stove, but not the pressure cooker, and have never - LisainLA - 4:38pm on 10/02/08
- Yes, I've made dulce de leche quite a few times but only - Pat-NoCal - 12:54am on 10/03/08
- I remember the Depression days when desserts were hard to come by (cue the violins).... - aajay - 5:09pm on 10/03/08
- ...and we walked uphill to school -- both ways :) [NT] - cheezz - 6:40pm on 10/03/08
- Don't forget the waist-deep snow in winter and raging streams in spring... [NT] - Curious1 - 6:43pm on 10/03/08
- with cardboard in your shoes... [NT] - MariaDNoCA - 3:17am on 10/05/08
- and backpack filled with heavy books. [NT] - Pat-NoCal - 3:53pm on 10/05/08
- Oh u were luuucky, we didn't even have books-we had scratches n dirt & were d*mn glad 2 have it! ;-) - MariaDNoCA - 8:25pm on 10/05/08
- Epi has a recipe for banoffee pie, with homemade dulce made in the oven [LINK] - Sandi in Hawaii - 7:18am on 10/04/08
- My father made it when I was a child. No problem, I hour in the - Lana in FL - 6:53pm on 10/05/08
- An HOUR?! I was going to try, like, 10 minutes. Thanks for the tip!! [NT] - DawnNYS - 11:14am on 10/06/08
- Well, if I'm not using a pressure cooker, I cook it for 3 hours. - Lana in FL - 12:44am on 10/07/08
- Thanks. Since I'm making it to add to the cream cheese mixture for a - DawnNYS - 1:34pm on 10/08/08
- I had looked at the recipe, but it seems like a lot of work. [NT] - cheezz - 6:41pm on 10/03/08