Thursday, March 27, 2008

Oooh La-La, Milk Candy Cheesecake

Dulce de leche in Spanish or doce de leite in Portuguese ("milk candy"), is a milk-based syrup. Found as both a sauce and a caramel-like candy, it is popular across Latin America. It is prepared by slowly heating sweetened milk to create a product similar in taste to caramel.





I have always made my own Dulce de Leche. It is quite simple. Take cans of sweetened condensed milk, tear off paper, submerse in water, bring up to a simmer and simmer for 3 hours. I find this process works the best. I have tried others and was not impressed. I know what everyone says "Don't do that the can will explode".....well, my can has never exploded and hopefully I am not jinxing myself by writing this. I have always thought that the cans that exploded on other Forons (food morons) is because they took to boiling the hell out of the can instead of keeping it at a minimal simmer.....trust me this is all you need, you don't have to beat it like a red headed step-child. I know, I know, just like mom used to say "It is all fun and games until someone gets poked in the eye with a dik, er, I mean stick, yeah, I think it is stick"....I always mess that one up. Anyway, Me and my milk have hunkered down for a long simmer tonight and hopefully we will be producing a Dulce de Leche cheesecake this weekend at some point. Wish Me Luck!

It is going to be a long night.......pull up a chair and have an espresso brownie.

7 comments:

Danielle said...

wow. i have seen some really complicated recipes for this and have always been scared to try it, even though it is, by far, my most favorite dessert flavor. i'm totally doing this. THANK YOU!

Obsessive Foodie or Food Addict....You Decide said...

You might also want to put an old kitchen towel at the bottom of your pan to set your can on so it doesn't make a rust ring......

Cakespy said...

It's gonna be a long night indeed. I might want to have two.

I love that you make your own dulce de leche by the way--I have never even tried! (shh!)

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

I've heard the same thing about exploding cans. I'm a big scaredy cat, so I've never tried this. I have, however, made dulce de leche from scratch using fresh milk. It was fabulous! But, it took almost six hours of simmering and stirring. I needed six vicodin by the time I was finished!

Obsessive Foodie or Food Addict....You Decide said...

Cake~you really should try this...put it in a cupcake hehehe.

Sticky~why does this not surprise me (about the 6 hours)...you probably milked the cow also. If any of my friends ever look at your site, the gig is up for me and it is back to picking shit w/the chickens. They all think I am cool right now.....little do they know. So take 8 vicodin w/a vodka gimlet chaser and boil some cans of sweetened condensed milk.

k said...

I like "foron" for food moron...very cute. I can definitely be one of those. The expresso brownie sounds amazing.

Obsessive Foodie or Food Addict....You Decide said...

Espresso brownie recipe posted on

www.recipesschmecipes.blogspot.com/