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Dec 26, 2009 06:02 PM

Any ideas for recipes for dulce de leche??

Due to a food supplier's gift of a 12 lb tub of dulce de leche, I've found myself struggling to think of ways to use up the carmel. I made a banoffee pie the other night which was quite popular (and will probably make several more in the next couple weeks) however does anyone else have recipes so the tub will stop haunting me every time I open up the fridge?? Thanks!!

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    1. re: goodhealthgourmet

      it's great as a filling for old-fashioned butter cookie sandwiches and drizzled over cheesecake.

    2. Good lord - what riches!

      First off - I think you can freeze it. So no need to plow through that 12 pounds right away!

      Secondly, SmittenKItchen has recipes for DDL brownies and ice cream.

      And do not ignore the easiest but possibly tastiest recipe - simply stirring a spoonful of it in your coffee!

      1. There was a great recipe in Gourmet I believe for a chocolate/dulce de leche bar. Heaven!

        1. Mix it into the makings of creme brulee, pound cakes, add to your fillings for trifle, to the mix for homemade ice cream, frostings (of course) add it to pancake or waffle mix; Mix it with some crushed red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper or chile powders such as ancho or chipotle and a little broth to thin it out and brush on crispy pork roast, or tenderloins or drizzle over roasted chicken breasts...Add to a pot of spicy chili for another layer of flavor. Thinly drizzle over bacon wrapped shrimp or scallops...It would work very well in savory dishes where you have a salty or spicy component to balance it out....What a great gift, you lucky!