Friday, October 17, 2014

Dulce de leche

Dulce de leche : #DulceDeLeche is a portuguese word. It is a sweet prepared by simmering sugar added milk till it changes its color and texture. The literal meaning of this word is Milk candy or candy of milk or candy made of milk. This is very popular in Latin American nations, especially in Mexico, Chile, Uruguay, Peru, Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, Columbia, Ecuador and Bolivia.
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My daughter told me once that one of her friends who is from Columbia shared a sweet with her. When she asked about that sweet he said it is one of the popular sweets in their country and it is called dulce de lache. Then she searched on web and made candy of milk by simmering milk for nearly 2 hours.
Then she asked me to try using milkmaid condensed milk tin.
But I didn't try out of fear that the tin may explode. Recently dulce de leche mania spread like a wild fire in a food group of facebook called "chef at large" in which I am also a member. Many of them have tried the cooker method and assured that it is safe to cook.  After seeing all those posts I tried yesterday. Ah!! tasty candy is ready. I can't control myself,,,  licking again and again??!!
Here let me tell you how I prepared this milk jam.

dulce de leche

Things Required :

Milkmaid tin             1

Method :
Take milkmaid tin. If there is any plastic cap, remove it.
Do not open the tin.
Keep the milkmaid tin inside the cooker in lying position.
Fill with water. Water level should be 1 inch above the tin.

Close the cooker with lid.
Put the weight on and heat over high flame.
Allow one whistle.
Then reduce the flame and cook for 25 minutes.

Turn off the stove and wait until the water becomes warm.
Take out the tin from cooker and allow to cool down completely.
Now open the seal.
Ah! ahaa!! tasty yummy dulce de lache - caramelized milk - candy of milk is ready.
Why waiting take a spoon full and start licking.

dulce de leche

This candy of milk can be used over cakes, ice creams and as spreads.
I simply love licking as it is!!!...

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