Originally Posted by southerncross
I make my own dolce de leche using David Lebovitz's recipe (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).
then I add it to Rose Levy's mousseline buttercream. I keep adding until I like the taste..never really measured it. I use that for a filling as well as a frosting ...it's really great.
Thanks so much for sharing your method. What I do is put a can of condensed milk (sealed can) into a pot and fill it with water. Bring it to boil and then leave it *cooking* for four hours. Turn the stove off and leave it to cool. Voila. When you open the can, you will find it caramelized. Boils! You have dulce de leche. When I don't have time, I just buy.the one at Walmart/Target but a lot of times, I just do it this way..