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Dulce de Leche

Definition: Dulce de Leche


Dulce de Leche
Literally translated from Spanish it means sweet of milk. This traditional dessert candy is a milk sugar mixture that is boiled and cooked down until it has turned into a thick syrup like consistency. Similar in taste, texture, and color to caramel. It is found in much of South America.

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artsynova artsynova 7 years
The difference between the Argentinian Dulce de Leche and the Mexican Cajeta is the molasses. The Dulce de Leche uses regular sugar and it's so light that you can eat the whole jar in a day... !! To do it by boiling a can of condensed milk place a towel on the bottom of the pan. Is necessary to maintain the can covered with water AT ALL TIMES. So you need to add water as it boils down. Turn the can at least twice throughout the process for it to cook evenly. It takes about 2 hours to get the right consistency and flavor. Enjoy! If someone wants I'll post the home made way to make it, it takes about 4 hours to make about 2 pounds - but is out of this world!!
herjoiedevivre herjoiedevivre 9 years
love it!! yall are making me want to make it right nooow
valepere valepere 9 years
In Mexico we call it "cajeta" :) sooo goodie! I just made a flan with "cajeta" on top, tastes reaaally good! :)
emma- emma- 9 years
Love dulce de leche.
sumnboutme sumnboutme 9 years
love dulce de leche...the best i've had is from Argentina
PJ-PJ-PJ PJ-PJ-PJ 9 years
Yummy! I love dulce de leche. It's great over ice cream, apples, donuts, etc., but it's also good all by itself.
lexichloe lexichloe 9 years
Yummy!
carito8 carito8 9 years
Is soooo good! In Venezuela and Colombia is call Arequipe. And you can make your own just putting a can of sweetened condensed milk in a pot with boiling water and cook it for several hours. :drool:
i-am-elle i-am-elle 9 years
Mmmmm :drool:
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