Monday, December 12, 2011

Dulce de leche

Some friends of DIT are currently on a cruise. 

And almost daily they have been raving on their blog about a desert that they have eaten several times and now, at their request, their waiter is serving them nightly regardless of whether it is on the menu or not.

But they just rave and rave and have never said what it is.

So, being curious and loving food, I finally went to good old Wikipedia to check it out.

The picture today, which is probably what they are raving about, was on Wikipedia which said it had obtained it from the Flicker website.

Even more instructive, Wikipedia had this description of this luscious desert:

It "is a thick,creamy, caramel-like milk-based sauce or spread.  Literally translated, dulce de leche means "sweetness of milk". It is prepared by slowly heating sweetened milk to create a product that derives its taste from caramelised sugar. It is a popular sweet in Latin America, where it is known under a variety of names. In Chile, Ecuador and Panama, it is known as manjar. In Peru, Colombia and Venezuela, it is referred to as manjar blanco or arequipe, depending on regional variations. In Mexico and Nicaragua, it is commonly called cajeta. It is also found in Brazil, known by its Portuguese name doce de leite."

Yum Yum.  Sounds great.

If you would like to know even more about this reportedly wonderful desert and how to make it, HERE'S THE LINK