Remember that recipe I posted a few weeks back about Homemade Dulce de Leche? Well since that initial recipe, I have gone out to purchase 1. a bigger mason jar so I can make a double batch and 2. been absolutely obsessed with the stuff. In my initial post I commented on how great I thought the Dulce de Leche would be swirled into brownies–and boy was it delicious! The brownies are nothing special, just a regular box mix, but the addition of the carmel is fantastic. I guess the personal homemade touches really do count for something–lucky for Sandra Lee or else her Semi-Homemade show wouldn’t work like it does.
Anyway, I wanted to show how delicious the carmel is in the brownies if you needed a little more motivation to try my recipe for Homemade Dulce de Leche. I made one side chocolate chips and the other half I sprinkled with almonds. What can I say–I like variety:) I made a huge double batch of Dulce de leche last night and am look forward to mixing it into my coffee and dipping apples into it–tastes like the best caramel apple ever. I love making items that you can use for a variety of things. Enjoy & be on the lookout this weekend for my Peach Sangria–it is amazing! Matt and I drank two bottles of wine the night I created it and that NEVER happens. Happy Thursday!
Hi friends! Sorry for the week long hiatus. We have been busy traveling for a wedding and had an opportunity to catch up with some of our lovely friends in Indianapolis. We had a fantastic trip visiting with my husband’s family and my two favorite 8 and 6 year old little girls. It was definitely a busy couple of days but despite how great our trip was, it was amazing to sleep in our own bed last night! I remember as a child I was able to sleep soundly anywhere, but now that I am older that is definitely not the case. I guess our king sized bed has really spoiled us. I thought I’d share a few pictures for our trip. The photo immediately below was one Matt was able to capture of a hummingbird while sitting in my mother in law’s living room. I absolutely adore it. The other photo is of my extended family highlighting Matt’s step brother Christopher and his new wife Sarah on their wedding day.
Anyway, enough about our travels and onto this delicious treat! I have seen Dulce de Leche everywhere lately, so I thought it was time to give it a try. I’ve seen several recipes where you just boil the aluminum can that the Sweetened Condensed Milk comes in…but I wasn’t into that version because I was worried about all the toxins that would enter the Dulce de Leche as a result. Consuming gross toxins is not on my list to do, so I tried to think of another way to cook the condensed milk safely. I checked my cabinets and remembered that I had a mason jar from when we ate our dessert from Barbuzzo. My problem was solved. All you have to do is transfer the sweetened condensed milk to the mason jar and throw it in the crock pot for a few hours. Genius. My mason jar was just a mini one, so I was only able to cook one can of condensed milk. It’s on my to do list to buy a larger one so I can make a bigger batch the next time.
Necessary equipment: Mason jar with lid & Crock Pot
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