Monday, January 21, 2013

CrockPot Dulce De Leche


Wow where did the time go? I can't believe I've been MIA for 2 weeks. All I have to say work has been craZy this month.  With my paralegal duties, cub scouts and studying a girl barley has time to cook. Ooooh yeah, geez totally forgot, did I mentioned I caught a Japanese stomach virus 2 weeks ago as well, right about that time I had my terrible snow boarding trip. I guess that stomach bug I was coming down with wasn't just a normal 24 hour bug. After struggling for 3 days with terrible stomach pains, nausea, heart burn and acid reflux I finally went to the emergency room on base and 4 hours later I found out that there has been a epidemic in Japan concerning a stomach virus / infection and this lucky red head had caught it. Winner right here.  
So my prize for the last 2 weeks has been trying to get rid of this awful virus.  I'm still battling some acid reflux and heart burn but after changing my diet a little and watching how late I eat at night its been getting better. So now I can finally get back in the kitchen and start whipping up some delightful treats. 



 I want to share this super easy and can't stop eating it by the spoon Dulce De Leche.  I have many plans for this gooey, sticky, sweet sauce. My next post will be a samoa girl scout cookie inspired cupcake featuring dulce de leche. But for now its a good thing I made a couple of jars of this stuff, cause it's great in coffee, ice cream and for a healthier option you can dip sliced apples in it.

So just dig your cock pot out of the cupboard place your jars in it and let it cook overnight while your dreaming of all the delicious ways you can use dulce de leche....I know I did :)


CrockPot Dulce De Leche
Adapted From Buns in my Oven

Ingredients
2 (14oz) cans sweetened condensed milk
2 or 3 half pint canning jars or reuse the glass jars your condiments come in (I used a jelly jar and hummus glass jar that I washed and saved weeks ago)


Directions

- Pour your sweetened condensed milk into your glass jars and secure the lids tightly to the jars.
- Place the jars in your crock pot and add water.  The water should rise at least 1 inch above your jars.


- Place the lid on the crock pot and set on low heat.
- Cook for 10-12 hours the longer you cook the sauce the darker in color it will get.
- Remove the jars from the water and let cool to room temp, they can be stored in the refrigerator up to 3 to 4 weeks (if they last that long)




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11 comments:

  1. I absolutely love this idea! I would have never thought to do this, but now that I think about it, it makes total sense. Dulce de Leche is one of my favorite desert condiments so I am definitely going to try this. Thanks for sharing!

    Sincerely,
    Happy Valley Chow

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    1. It was wonderful to wake up in the morning and have this delicious sauce all ready to go. I seriously wanted to put in on my cereal :)

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  2. This stuff looks seriously addicting! Want!

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    1. You're completely right Anna, its very addicting!

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  3. I thought that burning yourself was just part of the dulce de leche process, but it is not so! Thanks for the recipe!

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    1. Hi, I'm sorry to take the excitement away from the stove top process lol. enjoy the recipe :)

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  4. Glad you're back! Loving this. I could eat it straight from the jar. Like nutella :) Mmmmm

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    1. Thanks Cass, I was eating it straight from the jar lol. and nutella rocks!

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  5. So glad you're feeling better. Your Dulce De Leche looks so good and so simple!

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  6. This is such a great idea -- and so much safer than the "other" way :-) Pinned. Thanks so much for linking on Busy Monday!

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