Tuesday, March 23, 2010

TWD: Dulce de Leche Duos

Dulce de Leche, I could eat you with a spoon. Who needs to put you on or in anything? You are delicious all on your own!

Oh, but Dorie Greenspan suggests sandwiching you between two delicious cookies. I took it one step further and chose to dip you in chocolate. I'm sorry to tell you, Dulce de Leche... You just got better!Thank you to Jodie of Beansy Loves Cake for hosting this week. The recipe can be found at her blog.

Also, if you can't find Dulce de Leche in your grocery store or if you would prefer to make it on your own (as I did), I followed this method:

Dulce de Leche or Confiture de Lait
Adapted from The Perfect Scoop


Preheat the oven to 425° F (220° C).


Pour one can (400 gr/14 ounces) of sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk) into a glass pie plate or shallow baking dish. Stir in a few flecks of sea salt.


Set the pie plate within a larger pan, such as a roasting pan, and add hot water until it reaches halfway up the side of the pie plate.


Cover the pie plate snugly with aluminum foil and bake for 1 to 1¼ hours. (Check a few times during baking and add more water to the roasting pan as necessary).


Once the Dulce de Leche is nicely browned and caramelized, remove from the oven and let cool. Once cool, whisk until smooth.


Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Warm gently in a warm water bath or microwave oven before using.

25 comments:

Leslie said...

drool drool!!!! I love dulce de leche.

chocolatechic said...

Beautiful cookies.

Teanna said...

Mmm dipped in chocolate!!!! Amazing!

Grumpy & HoneyB said...

I'm on my way, with the serving spoon. ;)

Katrina said...

Ooh, love the chocolate dipped cookies! And way to make your own caramel!

Beth said...

I love the idea of adding salt to the DDL. I'll try that next time.

The Mortensens said...

I'll have to try them dipped in chocolate next time! I loved these cookies too. Yours look fabulous!

CB said...

Oooh I love how the cookies take on a whole new dimension half dipped in chocolate! I'm so stealing next time I bake these. Great idea!
-CB
http://iheartfood4thought.com

Cathy said...

Oh gosh, these look incredible dipped in chocolate! And I've wanted to try David Lebovitz's DDL recipe - it looks pretty easy, and I bet the salt adds a nice dimension to it. Your cookies look amazing!

Jacque said...

As Emeril would say, Bam! You just kicked it up a notch. Very nice!

Pamela said...

Great minds think alike, huh? They were pretty good with the chocolate on there, that's for sure!

Amber Marie said...

I did eat my leftover dulce de leche with a spoon! It's so good.

Romaine said...

Great idea to dip in chocolate. We're they messy to eat or did the chocolate get hard? Since I'm not a DdL lover, the more chocolate the better.

Susan said...

Your cookies look fabulous!! I think your way of making dulce de leche sounds safer than cooking it in cans on the stove. :)

margot said...

You're a bad influence: I still have cookies left and now I want to dip them in chocolate. These were so good!

Leslie said...

Dipping these in chocolate is such a great idea! I want one!

Tracey said...

Your cookies look beautiful - very gourmet! :) Glad they were such a big hit!

Valerie said...

ooh! These look delicious! I'm going to have to make them soon :)

Amanda said...

Oh dipped in chocolate, yum! I had to do a rewind this week, didn't have the ingredients. Still want to make them though!

Tia said...

i'm kicking myself, why didn't i think of this! chocolate dipped would have been awesome.

Jess said...

Those look out-of-control good!

Cristine said...

Romaine- the chocolate set up nicely, so they weren't too messy! :)

Marthe said...

Love the chocolate dip! They're so pretty :D

TeaLady said...

Pretty cookies. Dipped in chocolate. Filled with dulce. It just don't get no better.....

jillbert said...

They look great dipped in chocolate! I used the same method to make my dulce de leche and it worked great.

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