How to Make Dulce de Leche

What is dulce de leche? Pronounced "DOOL-se de LE-che,", it means candy of milk in Spanish. It is a rich sauce or syrup, with a flavor similar to caramel and commonly used in Argentina food. Read on to know how to make dulce de leche.

Dulce de leche is very common in the Argentina food and desserts. Although the recipe for dulce de leche is simple and easy to follow, the process can take a long time. This delicious treat is made with sweetened condensed milk and is used with a wide variety of deserts.

Recipe for dulce de leche

You will need
* 1 can of condensed milk
* 1 can of evaporated milk
* 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
* Generous pinch of salt
* Cinnamon sticks
* 1 tablespoon corn syrup
* 1 teaspoon vanilla

Take a heavy pot and pour in the evaporated and condensed milk. Add the cinnamon sticks, baking soda and a pinch of salt. Cook over medium low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon. The water will begin to evaporate as steam. Be cautious so that the mixture does not stick to the bottom and get burnt.

Gradually the mixture for dulce de leche will begin to thicken and darken in color. And keep stirring at this point to prevent burning. After the mixture has been simmering for 30-45 minutes, ladle out some of the caramel sauce over the surface of a plate. If it forms a ribbon that does not fade away after 10 seconds or so, it is ready.

Remove from heat and keep it for cooling. Take out cinnamon sticks and stir in the vanilla and the corn syrup. Let it cool completely.

Dulce de leche is a delicious creamy, wonderfully sweet treat by itself. One can spread it between cake layers, or top it over an ice-cream or even spread on toast.

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