Saturday, September 04, 2010

Muy bueno!

It's hard to believe something so wonderful is so easy to make.

That's a good thing and a bad thing, if you're me. It's good because it means I can whip it up on a whim, but it's bad because I can then eat it in less than a week, spoonful by sinful spoonful.

 Oh, well--that's what the gym's for, right?

Daisy Martinez's Dulce de Leche

Two 12-ounce cans of sweetened condensed milk

Set a rack in the center of your oven and then preheat it to 350 degrees.

In the meantime, heat a few cups of water--four should do the trick--to boiling. While it's heating, pour the two cans of  sweetened condensed milk into a pie plate or some similarly sized baking dish.

Cover loosely with aluminum foil and then set in a shallow roasting pan. Pour the boiling water into the roasting pan until it comes halfway up the sides of the pie plate/baking dish.

Place the whole thing in the oven and bake, without stirring, until the milk thickens and turns golden (it should look like caramel). Pour the hot, thickened milk into a bowl and whisk vigorously until it's as smooth as possible. (Don't worry if there are a few small lumps.)

 Enjoy warm, at room temperature or cool.

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