Dulce de leche

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  1. wadesgirl

    wadesgirl Gold Member

    Okay, another "what is this and where can I find it" question. My hospitality director really wanted to try the dulce de leche recipe in the SB but after looking at 4 stores, she couldn't find it. Any one??
  2. pamperedlinda

    pamperedlinda Gold Member

    You are having a tough time at the grocery store these days - aren't you? LOL

    Look in the spanish foods aisle.
  3. pcchefjane

    pcchefjane Gold Member

    It would be with the ethnic products. It is on that aisle in my Walmart... It's with the Mexican stuff. You have to look for it though. It's not very high up at least at mine!
  4. wadesgirl

    wadesgirl Gold Member

    I browsed the ethnic section at WalMart but forgot to bring the recipe with me so I can remember what I was looking for!
  5. wadesgirl

    wadesgirl Gold Member

    We were doing a recipe bash and fun night at her house. Nothing PC official (like cluster meeting) just a fun get together with a few gals. I'm all about trying new recipes.
  6. raebates

    raebates CS Leader Staff Member

    If you can't find it (I often can't in my area), you can substitute Caramel Dip, which you can find in the produce aisle.
  7. pamperedlinda

    pamperedlinda Gold Member

    I was just going to say that!
  8. raebates

    raebates CS Leader Staff Member

    If you're beginning to think like me you should be afraid. Be very afraid. :eek:
  9. wadesgirl

    wadesgirl Gold Member

    Thanks for the suggestion. I also found some homemade recipes for her too.
  10. nancycookspc

    nancycookspc Gold Member

    what state are you in???

    I had the same problem when I was in NJ. NOWHERE could I find this even in the hispanic sections of towns. I did manage to find some in Bronx NY while I was at a show, my hubby escorted me and he found it at a bodega.

    Now I have moved to VA and all the grocery stores have it.
    If you want I can arrange to get some to you via the post office.
    let me know-

  11. c00p

    c00p Gold Member

    ALSO - you can take sweetened condensed milk and heat very slowly and let it "carmelize" and it actually becomes dulce de leche. That's really the premise of it!!
  12. wadesgirl

    wadesgirl Gold Member

    That is what the homemade recipes said to do. Apparently an upline director found some near us!
  13. it is so yummy. you can use it on so many sweets like ice cream, cookies and as a dip. Starbucks use to make a Dulce de Leche frappo....they were my favorite.
  14. BettieC

    BettieC Gold Member

    Really? I'm in North Jersey and have no problem finding dulce de leche......it's the Chihuahua cheese I can't find....lol. I'm even in an area with alot of hispanic stores...lol
  15. kam

    kam CS Leader Staff Member

    I found it at Walmart - I think in the baking aisle with the other sweetened condensed milk. If not there, then with the other ethnic products.

    I used it for the first time in the new tart in the SB. Didn't care for it - thought the dulce de leche was very thick and sweet. (But I am not a caramel fan). DH is and he liked it.

    There are ways to "make" your own. Here is one that I saw in a magazine and cut-out (in case I couldn't find it at a grocery store):
    Put an opened 14-oz can of sweetened condensed milk directly into a pot of gently simmering water. Stir often, replenishing water in pot as needed, until milk is golden and gooey, about 6 hrs. :eek:

    I don't know if I could watch it for 6hrs!!!
  16. raebates

    raebates CS Leader Staff Member

    Once again, the caramel dip in the produce section works really well. I can't imagine watching sweetened condensed milk solidify for six hours.
  17. wadesgirl

    wadesgirl Gold Member

    I thought about checking the baking aisle too. Thanks for the reminder. No way I'd wait 6 hours!
  18. cochef

    cochef Gold Member

    I also had trouble finding it. Even WalMart didn't have it. The other problem I had was not being able to get the can open with our Can Opener because it has a very deep lip. So, I emailed the test kitchen and the gal replied that it is best to go around the can 4-5 times to get it open! She also sent me a copy of the Canadian recipe they created because they can't find the dulce de leche either. Ingredients are the only thing different Hope this helps.
    All-purpose flour for dusting
    1 pkg (425 g) refrigerated pie crusts (2 crusts), softened according to package directions
    50 caramels, unwrapped
    6 oz (175 g) cream cheese, cubed
    1ΒΌ cups (300 mL) semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
    1/3 cup (75 mL) hazelnuts
  19. I made this recipe last week at my show. My host could not find it either. I made some at home and brought it with me to the show.

    If you have a wood stove, this is the BEST way to make it... Just pop the can (unopened) in a pot of water on top of your wood stove. Leave it all day (make sure there is water in the pot), and at the end of the day, you've got dulce de leche. It's amazing!

    I made it in the oven last week, tho as time was short. Just pour contents into a pyrex dish, put the dish into a roasting pan with water, bake on 400 (i think?!), for about 60 - 90 minutes. I stirred mine every 20 minutes or so.
  20. pamperedlinda

    pamperedlinda Gold Member

    Alton Brown made DDL last night on Good Eats
  21. I live in Maryland and could not find it either! We substituted caramel when we made this recipe at our cluster meeting. It was very good! ;)
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