Dulce de Leche

Ok this recipe comes with a warning: this is one of the easiest and cheapest things to make, and makes a LOT. So once you discover the glorious treat that is Dulce de Leche, don’t say I didn’t warn you if you find a large batch in your fridge on a weekly basis! All you need is:

– two 395 g cans of sweetened, condensed milk

– 2 teaspoons of vanilla bean paste (equivalent of 2 vanilla bean pods)

– sea salt, to taste

Start by preheating the oven to 220 C. Pour the two cans of condensed milk into a baking dish.

Cookies_7This recipe is so simple that I don’t even have enough instructions for each picture.

Cookies_10Next add the vanilla bean paste, as well as a sprinkle of sea salt. Swirl the paste through the condensed milk, until it is blended through.

Cookies_9Place the dish in a second, larger dish. Fill the large baking dish with water until it is halfway up the first, smaller dish.

Cookies_8Cover the small dish with foil. Pop it into the oven for about 1 hour and 45 minutes, taking care to check on it at least once or twice in case the water needs to be refilled.

Cookies_11Remove the dish from the oven when the caramel is a beautiful golden brown, and whisk the caramel quickly until it is smooth. And that’s it! Store in sterilized containers in the fridge, although I guarantee that it won’t be around for long! A rich, delicious treat that is equally amazing slathered over cookies (coming soon, if Alex ever gets around to blogging again) or mixed through vanilla bean ice cream. Easily 1000000 x better than dulce de leche out of a can!

– priya

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