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Category: Sauces and condiments

Dulce de Leche

Dulce de Leche
Los Angeles Times

It's just after 5 a.m. on a typically chilly morning in this small Andean town, but for Emma Guzman, the day is already at full force. Guzman, 74, has prepared cake batter, determined the number of loaves of bread to ... Read more

Total time: 1 1/2 hours | Makes 2 cups
Note: Use this as a topping or to fill butter cookies or spread on croissants. Or simply eat it by the spoonful.
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 1 pound sugar
  • 1 long green onion, optional
  • 1 large stick cinnamon

Step 1Pour milk into 8-quart or larger pot. Add sugar and stir with large wooden spoon until sugar dissolves and none is left at bottom.

Step 2Place pot over medium-high heat and add onion, if using, and cinnamon stick while mixture is still cold. Allow mixture to warm, stirring once or twice, until it begins to simmer. Bring mixture to boil without stirring (it should bubble up) 10 or 15 minutes. Do not allow to bubble over.

Step 3Reduce heat and cook mixture 1 to 1 1/2 hours, stirring frequently. Test for doneness by removing a teaspoon of liquid and allowing it to cool. It is done when it is cool and smooth and creamy, not runny. Allow it to cool. Remove onion and cinnamon stick.

Each tablespoon:
70 calories; 15 mg sodium; 2 mg cholesterol; 1 gram fat; 16 grams carbohydrates; 1 gram protein; 0 fiber.
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