Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Everything about Dulce de Leche Simplified it's a Crock!

Unfortunately I don't have as much time to devote to delicious recipes like milk caramel that takes quite awhile to make from scratch.  I would like to make everything from scratch, as that is always the best. This time I took the easy way out, being a career working woman, you sometimes have to find new ways to make great tasting desserts. I love this one, because it doesn't require alot of time in the beginning, perfect for summer.  I love my crockpot, and I use it for so many things that I never dreamed would come out so good, and continue to experiment with things that shock me on how good they end up. This one here is another example of it. I loved this idea and it worked like a charm. Making something at night before I go to bed, then viola, the next morning magic is made.
I was amazed how easy it was to make this wonderful  milk caramel flavored Dulce de Leche. Using condensed milk and in a crock pot? Doesn't heat the house and  did I mention there is no work involved other than pouring ? Wow , it comes out perfect! So you have to try this just once, maybe twice! Amazing, simple and oh so good delicious milk caramel! Try it on pancakes, bananas, poundcakes, ice cream, waffle's, cereal, breads, cookies and much more~
Here's all you have to do:
2 cans (14 ounce size) sweetened condensed milk
Directions:
Place individual oven-safe ramekins in the bottom of your slow cooker. Pour water around the dishes (do not get water in the dishes) up to three quarters up the side of these dishes.

Pour sweetened condensed milk into the ramekins. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours. I use the small ramekins, depending on how big your crockpot is you will have to adjust on how many you can fit in your pot. Try one can see how you like it, no fuss about this recipe so easy....I really was pleasantly surprised! I used this on my apple slices over pancakes for breakfast! Your imagination is waiting for you! I have a cookie in mind next. This time I used this with pound cake, caramel topping, banana's and whipped cream!

35 comments:

jelena said...

love shortcuts in cooking...unfortunatly no condensed milk here....

Greg said...

I will be trying this one.

Belinda @zomppa said...

I can see soooo many uses for this...ice cream...bread...

Patsyk said...

What a great no-fuss way to make dulce de leche at home!

Emily Malloy (Ziegler) said...

Licking my computer screen while at work. Eek!

Claudia said...

What a sweet reminder that the crockpot is not just for winter. Shortcuts are an absolute necessity when working. Nothing wrong with that. Just pride yourself that your meals don't come from a window! Dulce de Leche warms my inner being.

Lori Lynn said...

Terrific idea. YAY for simple, and cooking while you sleep.
LL

Stella said...

Hey! This is so pretty. I'm always afraid to make Dulce de Leche, as I know I'll make it curdle or something. Very nice instructions, Claudia, and yummerz!

Trix said...

That's crazy that that's all you have to do!! You are a genius.

alison said...

very interesting method for obtained dulce de leche!

Cajun Chef Ryan said...

I love my crock pot, and this is now on my must to do list!

Drick said...

nothing finer than liquid caramel ... so how amazing is this, in a crockpot - Bet our relatives would have liked one of these, huh...

Magic of Spice said...

What a brilliant idea! I love this:)

bunkycooks said...

Great idea to prepare it in the crockpot! I stirred the stuff I made from scratch forever! It was awesome, but really time consuming.

baking.serendipity said...

I've never heard of this trick before, but I love it! This is perfect for me to try now that I'm headed back to school and life is getting busier again...

Gera @ Sweets Foods Blog said...

Claudia you've made my national treasure - dulce de leche!! Even here there are candies and bars..and everything!!
Wow your wonderful sweetness is making hungry!!

Cheers,

Gera

Angie's Recipes said...

A cool and effective idea!

Tania said...

I love dulce de leche's flavor, thanks for sharing!

pegasuslegend said...

A big thanks goes out to all of you. Hope you all try it, you won't be dissappointed!

Joanne said...

OMG! That is so easy and such a great process for making my all time favorite sweet treat: caramel.
You've ruined my healthy eating pledge for sure, this time.

Cinnamon Girl said...

I could spoon it up! So heavenly! Great idea to use the crockpot.

Megan said...

I just made Dulce de Leche and posted it too! I'll have to try it your way, sounds so easy!!!

The Mom Chef said...

I'm headed to my kitchen to get out the sweetened condensed milk right now! Thanks so much for passing along this tip. It's wonderful!

Lazaro Cooks! said...

I am such a huge fan of dulce de leche. Great job!

Jamie said...

This looks awesome. Who would have thought it was made in a crockpot. A crockpot is a wonderful thing.

Moogie said...

Girl... I am so very impressed. I've made this the crazy way, boiling cans in water. This is a bit safer.

Cristina said...

Claudia...I am so trying this! I've been so hesitant to make my own because I've heard horror stories of the cans bursting. This is genius using the crock pot and making in the ramekins. I look forward to using this method!

My Man's Belly said...

You and I should start a slow cooker fan club. I've been thinking about making this in my slow cooker, but I didn't want to cook it in the can. This looks perfect. Thanks for sharing.

denise @ quickies on the dinner table said...

Love me a good shortcut! This is brilliant Claudia and begs to be tried! Thanks for sharing your discovery :)

Daydreamer Desserts said...

Great tip Claudia, I can just imagine how amazing your house must have smelled the following morning. YUM!

Gloria said...

I love Dulce de Leche, your recipe is nice! gloria

Sook said...

What a quick and great caramel recipe! Looks awesome.

Anne said...

That's the best ever method I've seen for making dulce de leche!!! And easier than trying to find it already made in the stores, which is nigh to impossible around here. Thanks for the great tip!

Anne said...

That is by far the easiest method I've ever seen for making dulce de leche, which is very difficult to find ready-made around here. Thanks so much for the tip!

Susan said...

This is ingenious, thank you, thank you.