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Dulce de leche...what is it really SUPPOSED to be used for

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NorksAreMessy Tue 16-Oct-12 23:05:09

I just eat it from the jar with a spoon. That is probably NOT it's whole life's purpose.
Any idea, please

tiredteddy Tue 16-Oct-12 23:06:46

The gooey but in a bannofee pie?

tiredteddy Tue 16-Oct-12 23:07:02

bit !!! blush

NorksAreMessy Tue 16-Oct-12 23:07:25

Keep talking....I am liking it so far

NorksAreMessy Tue 16-Oct-12 23:07:52

What do I do then. Pastry...and then what?

KenDoddsDadsDog Tue 16-Oct-12 23:09:09

When I first had it in Mexico the family I was with had it on toast. It was a bit much first thing but this is the country where Coca Cola is made especially sweeter!

KenDoddsDadsDog Tue 16-Oct-12 23:09:42

Very nice on the top of a vanilla cheesecake.

MmeLindor Tue 16-Oct-12 23:11:13

Spread on bread like Nutella.

Spoonful in coffee is sublime.

I made banana and dulce la leche cupcakes with caramel and lime icing. Sublime, they were.

NorksAreMessy Tue 16-Oct-12 23:11:51

So if I put it on toast it is CLEARLY better for me than eating it with a teaspoon. Sort of like Nutella?

NorksAreMessy Tue 16-Oct-12 23:12:33

mmeL recipe please if you have a mo, that sounds RIDICULOUSLY delicious

KenDoddsDadsDog Tue 16-Oct-12 23:12:48

Yes ! No butter though. And on pancakes.

NorksAreMessy Tue 16-Oct-12 23:14:46


MmeLindor Wed 17-Oct-12 09:48:08

I am not sure if I still have it - might be in the still in storage stuff. Will look when I get home to Scotland next week. I only made them once for some stupid reason.

MmeLindor Wed 17-Oct-12 09:48:43

oh, I remember - getting dulce de leche was tricky in Switzerland, so I only managed them once.

RamblingRosa Wed 17-Oct-12 09:53:39

In Argentina - which is where I think it comes from - they eat use it in all sorts of desserts, kind of how we use jam. So it's often a filling in cakes or biscuits. They put it on pancakes. They spread it on toast.

My preferred way of eating it is with a spoon blush

IShallCallYouSquishy Wed 17-Oct-12 09:54:46

I use it for caramel cupcakes. Yummy!

ShirleyRots Wed 17-Oct-12 09:56:50

I made a chocolate eclair cheesecake out of it. Bloody hell.

MoreBeta Wed 17-Oct-12 09:57:19

It is definitley a South and Central America thing. I first came across it in Argentina where our hosts seemed to serve Dulce de Leche cakes at tea time every day along with Matte tea which is mildly narcotic.

showtunesgirl Wed 17-Oct-12 09:59:12

It's not so sweet if you get it with added sea salt. I have that and I have it on top of my ice cream that's served next to fresh walnut brownies. grin

ObiWan Wed 17-Oct-12 10:02:41

When I'm feeling grown up, I use it in banoffee pie (I'm afraid of exploding cans).

When I want nursery food, I pour it into a pastry case, scatter sprinkles over the top, and serve it luke warm, like the primary school puddings we used to have.

HazeltheMcWitch Wed 17-Oct-12 10:04:03

It's SO good, isn;t it? It's eaten throughout central and south america, in all sorts of ways as Rosa mentions. And you can get it in really big vats tubs there.

On toast/bread, on pancakes for breakfast, on a spoon for because, in biscuits called alfajores, which are kinda like 2 shortbread rounds sandwiched together with DdL, and covered in chocolate, then sometimes rolled in coconut...

HazeltheMcWitch Wed 17-Oct-12 10:06:17

And be careful if you're travelling through central and south america as I did, as the colloquial word for Dulce de Leche in Mexico means, ahem, cunt in Chilean slang.

Nice Lady: What do you want on your bread today?
Me: Cunt. I love it.
All other faces in room: horrified.

ObiWan Wed 17-Oct-12 10:09:20

grin Hazel .

I'm never going to look at the stuff in quite the same way again!

HazeltheMcWitch Wed 17-Oct-12 10:11:38

I'll be honest, it did not stop me troughing the stuff (dulce de leche).
Not one iota!

catinwitchyboots Wed 17-Oct-12 10:13:22

What is it?

Is it like condensed milk??

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