24 responses

  1. a. grace
    January 22, 2008

    good gracious, i hope that caramel in the picture didn’t go to waste!
    that’s a situation where licking the table is entirely appropriate…

  2. rachel
    January 22, 2008

    sounds yummy!

  3. Mike
    January 22, 2008

    Looks tasty–did the vanilla flavor come through? I love adding fresh vanilla bean where ever I can…

    One thing I’m a bit curious about is why you’re heating the cream, etc prior to mixing in with the caramelized sugar (for the vanilla?)? I would think that warm/hot cream would run the risk of burning the caramel?

  4. emma
    January 22, 2008

    nice picture… looks really yummy I had thought about making some dulce de leche for gift baskets myself… have you ever tried to can it? (so there’s a longer shelf life)

  5. foodiebride
    January 22, 2008

    a grace – don’t you worry, it did not go to waste :)

    Mike – there was a very nice vanilla-y flavor to the caramels sauce. Not center stage, but more than just subtle. I warmed the cream to put the vanilla pod to work for me. I don’t know how much risk there was in burning the caramel since the cream mixture was far cooler than the sugar mixture. I’m no candy maker, though :)

  6. foodiebride
    January 22, 2008

    emma – I’ve never tried cannit dulce de leche. I’ve never made it with the intention of having it around for the long term :)

  7. Kate
    January 22, 2008

    You are a serious genius. I would never have been able to repurpose like you.

  8. Deborah
    January 22, 2008

    What a great idea!!

  9. Blake
    January 22, 2008

    OMG! This sauce looks amazing! I’m experimenting with flavored dulce de leches – working on peanutbutter dulce right now. Have any tips for getting it right (to keep it smooth and pourable)? I’d appreciate any advice you can give. I’ll be back, over and over again! bk

  10. Blake
    January 22, 2008

    BTW, where did you get those little jars? bk

  11. MrsPresley
    January 22, 2008

    mmmmm, i LOVE caramel…. my thoughts were the same as a.grace when i saw your post though… i was thinking about how much caramel might have been wasted for the photo! LOL

  12. foodiebride
    January 23, 2008

    Thanks, Blake! PB dulce sounds *terrific*, but alas, I’ve had almost no success recently making my own. The boil-in-can method keeps the condensed-milk-turned-dulce pourable but it’s definitely not my favorite method because of the risk of the dulce bomb going off in the kitchen. The little jars came from World Market, I found them in the “canister” aisle.

  13. Amanda
    January 23, 2008

    I love your photo! It looks so decadent! Thanks for sharing.

  14. Ashley
    January 24, 2008

    What a great gift idea! I’m very happy to have discovered your blog. So many yummy things and such beautiful photos. I’ll be back for sure!

  15. clumsy
    January 24, 2008

    I haven’t been to the site in a while… it looks absolutely great!! And what a funny co-inky-dink, I just made dulce de leche as well. You’re looks great, I wish I had added salt to mine!!

  16. Sorina
    January 25, 2008

    You have a very nice blog, good post…keep up the good job

  17. aforkfulofspaghetti
    January 25, 2008

    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm…… Love the addition of the salt, too.

  18. Chuck
    January 25, 2008

    Quick get me a bowl of ice cream!!! What a delicious looking picture. It’s just sad that you had to spill it. lol

  19. Cheryl
    January 25, 2008

    Oh my that is just luscious looking caramel sauce. That is one counter top I would lick.

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