Dulce de leche is made by boiling a tin of sweetened condensed milk for hours on end. But that's a long time to wait for dulche de leche, regardless of its ridiculously gorgeous golden-brown colour. Moreover, making dulce de leche can be dangerous. Right. Enough meandering. I'll get to the point.
In a nutshell, I'd much rather spend my free time doing something (anything) other than monitoring my potentially explosive dulce de leche. So here's another method which soon-to-be engineer Patty came across on cooking for engineers. Appropriate. Its so EASY and QUICK. Whilst you're at it, tick NON-potentially explosive off your list too. I had to share.
- Sweetened condensed milk (quantity according to your needs - I used a 400ml tin).
- Pour the contents of your tin into a large heatproof bowl. (Use a large bowl so as to avoid the contents bubbling over).
- Place the bowl into your microwave and microwave the sweetened condensed milk on a medium-low setting for 1.5 minutes. (The original method advises you to heat for two minutes yet this may cause too much bubbling).
- Carry the bowl out of the microwave, ensuring not to burn yourself as the milk and bowl will heat up quite quickly.
- Whisk the sweetened condensed milk using a metal whisk.
- Repeat steps 2-4 over and over (see below).
'Like' my FB page (check the side bar) for future blogging updates or follow me on twitter! x