Saturday, December 22, 2007

The World's Easiest Recipe

Well, it's only the world's easiest recipe if you happen to be home for a couple of hours and are the patient type.

Dulce de Leche

Begin with a can of sweetened condensed milk (or two or three... I usually do at least two at a time) and a large pan filled with water.
Place unopened can(s) in the water. Bring water to a simmer. Leave cans in simmering water for 2 1/2 hours. (I turn them occasionally and add water when needed to cover cans.)
Remove cans from water and let them cool a bit. When ready to serve, open can, remove contents, and stir until smooth. Add a bit of vanilla.

Now, the general public would enjoy dipping sliced apples into this delicious caramel, but you haven't tasted anything until you have slathered warm dulce de leche on hot, crusty French bread. This is one of my favorite childhood foods.