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Microwave "dulce de leche"?

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julesrules Jan 17, 2005 03:03 PM

Just reading some user comments on an epicurious recipe and someone suggested the microwave as an alternative to boiling an unopened can of sweetened condensed milk (the idea of which makes me nervous). The instructions were very basic however - basically microwave the milk on medium heat and watch carefully. Has anyone done this? Approximately how long does it take? Any good?

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    GG Mora Jan 17, 2005 08:17 PM

    I did some extensive testing on making Dulce de Leche last year. I posted my findings – with photographs – at the link below.

    I found that, by far, the best DdL was made by the traditional method of long-cooking starting with fresh milk. The microwave version was plain old lousy.

    Link: http://forums.egullet.org/index.php?s...

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      julesrules Jan 18, 2005 08:34 AM

      How very thorough! Thank you. I suspected it couldn't be as easy as that.

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        Nyleve Jan 18, 2005 01:24 PM

        Having followed the very thorough onion confit thread on e-gullet recently, I made a batch of it in my crockpot and it was amazing. Do you think that Dulce de Leche could be made in a crockpot too? Just a thought.

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          GG Mora Jan 19, 2005 08:32 AM

          I should think that would be an ideal way to do it!

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            Amy G. Jan 19, 2005 09:51 AM

            I was in Border's last week and saw a Jane Brody Crock pot cook book with a receipe for it in it.

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          Funwithfood Jan 18, 2005 11:02 AM

          Someone once told me that dulce de leche could be purchased at a Latin market--anyone know if that is true?

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            julesrules Jan 18, 2005 01:08 PM

            We're somewhat limited in Latin markets around here. Not every country has the same immigration patterns.

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