Sunday, December 8, 2013

Dulce de Leche and Secret Recipe Club

Today my husband and I have been married 7 years. Yay for us! Ha. But in celebration of this I decided to take on something that I found intimidating, later realizing its not. Dulce de Leche.

For the Secret Recipe Club this month I was assigned Easily Good Eats. Its a blog of a professional that loves to cook, and mainly cooks things with few and simple ingredients. There were several things I wanted to make but found a recipe for dulce de leche and was ready to take it on.

Its very simple. It takes a while but it basically just sits on the stove for 3 hours and you have yourself some sweet, rich, creamy 'candy milk'. 

Go over to Easily Good Eats and find something delicious!

Dulce de Leche
Recipe Source:

4 1/4 cups Whole Milk
1 1/2 Tablespoons Molasses
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract

1. In a large pot combine the milk, sugar, and molasses and place over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Add the baking soda and stir. Reduce to medium low and keep it at a bare simmer.

2. Stir occasionally, but don't mix in the foam that is on the top. Continue to cook for about 2 to 2 1/2 hours. Strain through a fine mesh strainer.Let cool and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
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