Homemade Dulce de Leche
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Erika Elia:
Recipe type: Dessert (Sauce)
Cuisine: Latin America
Serves: 4 people
  • 2 tbs water
  • 1 cup (200 gr) Caster Sugar
  • 3 oz (80 gr) Salted Butter
  • 1 cup (250ml) Heavy Fresh Cream
  • Options:
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 3 drops vanilla natural extract
  • Tool:
  • High-sided saucepan
  • 1 cleaned and dry glass jar
  1. Leave the heavy cream at room temperature for about 10 minutes before cooking with it
  2. Melt the butter and set apart
  3. Pour the sugar and the water in a high-sided saucepan and let it caramelize without stirring (low fire)
  4. You can only slightly move the saucepan (circular movements) to help the dissolution
  5. Once all dissolved the sugar starts boiling
  6. Now you can use a wooden spoon and stir
  7. Wait until golden-brown
  8. Pour in the butter and stir
  9. Pour in the heavy cream (eventually honey and vanilla) and stir
  10. Whisk with a whip or a wooden spoon until the mixture becomes thicker (about 5 minutes)
  11. Let it warm or cool, pour inside the glass jar and close with the lid
  12. If you like you can boil the jar in water for 25 minutes as for the jam in a jar
  13. Slurp!
Recipe by Cooking Classes and Private Chef In Tuscany at https://www.cookingclassesintuscany.net/tuscan-chef/