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Old 11-25-2015, 12:08 PM   #1
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Looking for dulce de leche in the grocery store?

This recipie Easy banoffee pie
calles for dulce de leche and states sometimes sold as caramel

Where in the uk (supermarket or other) can I get this.


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Old 11-25-2015, 12:31 PM   #2
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Nestle sells it in a can or you can make your own - Homemade Dulce de Leche recipe | Epicurious.com
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Old 11-25-2015, 12:34 PM   #3
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I don't live in the UK, but have made dulce de leche by putting unopened cans of sweetened condensed milk with paper labels removed in the slow cooker, covered them in water by about an inch over the cans, and cooked them on low for 8 hours.
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Old 11-26-2015, 10:10 AM   #4
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I tried to translate this. It is Portuguese. The recipe was banoffee pie. I assumed it was banana and toffee as it name suggested to me.
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Old 11-26-2015, 10:27 AM   #5
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I was looking at this website on this


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dulce_de_leche


The picture is of a chocolate brown thick liquid. Would white condensed milk really turn brown like this?
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Old 11-26-2015, 11:42 AM   #6
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Condensed milk is Not the same as Sweetened Condensed Milk <<< You need a can of this. And yes it works. If you do not have a crock pot you can also do this by putting the can, un-opened, in a kettle of water, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for ?x? Hours, adding more water periodically to keep above the can-line.

I think you can also open a can of Carnation Sweetened Condensed Milk and pour into a kettle. I do not know the method to cook it this way.
Maybe a double boiler?

You may also ask a large grocer to order some Carnation Dulce de Leche. I have seen it already made in Mexican/ Latin grocery stores here.
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Old 11-26-2015, 12:40 PM   #7
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Unsweetened is generally referred to as EVAPORATED milk and sweetened as CONDENSED milk.

But they are both reduced by about 60%

What’s the Difference Between Condensed and Evaporated Milk? — Ingredient Intelligence | The Kitchn
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Old 11-26-2015, 02:38 PM   #8
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Here you go---




Follow directions…. Remember DO NOT let the simmering water go below the top of the can, and let cool before opening.
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I don't live in the UK, but have made dulce de leche by putting unopened cans of sweetened condensed milk with paper labels removed in the slow cooker, covered them in water by about an inch over the cans, and cooked them on low for 8 hours.

I love that stuff. It is somewhat different than store bought stuff though. Store stuff is cooked on open fire and milk content is refuse by about half. But I like canned stuff better because that's what I grew up with.


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