Good Eats Dulce De Leche

"I love dulce de leche. Here is Alton's way of making it, from the Milk Made episode."
 
Good Eats Dulce De Leche created by Random Rachel
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3hrs 5mins
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  • Combine the milk, sugar, vanilla bean and seeds in a large, 4-quart saucepan and place over medium heat.
  • Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved. Once the sugar has dissolved, add the baking soda and stir to combine.
  • Reduce the heat to low and cook uncovered at a bare simmer. Stir occasionally, but do not re-incorporate the foam that appears on the top of the mixture. Continue to cook for 1 hour.
  • Remove the vanilla bean after 1 hour and continue to cook until the mixture is a dark caramel color and has reduced to about 1 cup, approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
  • Strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer. Store in the refrigerator in a sealed container for up to a month.
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  1. Random Rachel
    Good Eats Dulce De Leche Created by Random Rachel
  2. Random Rachel
    Wow! This was delicious! And easy to make - tasted just like caramel.
     
  3. vintagenovelty
    Good Eats Dulce De Leche Created by vintagenovelty
  4. vintagenovelty
    This was a really good recipe, just a little too sweet for my tastebuds. Admittedly, I used skim milk and reduced the sugar to 1 cup (then again, I used brown sugar, so it was sweeter), 2 tsp of real vanilla extract. It took around 4 hours to completely thicken, and due to laziness (it was 1am) I decided to add 1 tsp of cornstarch dissolved in 1 tbsp cold water. Worked like a charm, and my mixture thickened almost instantaneously :/ Not completely authentic if you follow my method, but hey, its good:)
     
  5. MsPia
    Good Eats Dulce De Leche Created by MsPia
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