Saturday, March 27, 2010

Let's try this again.

So, another blog, The Cupcake Project, made me decide that I truly needed to try making this. It's not really fair, given that I keep deciding to cut down on sweets and start exercising, then I find something that I MUST make. This time, it was dulce de leche.

All you do is buy sweetened, condensed milk. Take the labels off. Put the unopened cans in your crock pot and make sure they're submerged in water. Set the crock pot to low. Go do other things. (For me, it was buying some strawberry plants at Home Depot, getting my sister's birthday present at Teavana, and some cleaning, not in that order. I have one of those Topsy Turvy upside down strawberry planters, that I'm itching to try. It's springtime in the Pacific Northwest, which means it's time for me to start killing some perfectly good herbs, (rosemary, lavender, and peppermint,) and try my hand at strawberries.)

Well, I did that. I took the first can out, and I opened it up. It...ejaculated, all over the wall, one line of dulce de leche coming out and splashing. I wish I could have filmed that, it was hilarious.

Then I tried it. If I were a guy, I might have imitated the can, it was that good.

I tried a spoonful with a few crystals of kosher salt and almost cried. We topped some Samoa Ice Cream with it. That made my fiance and son very happy. I actually preferred it with a bit of salt, and plain. We've got a little less than half a can left, plus the one I put back in the crock pot, because I want a darker caramel flavor. And I've been informed that if I made homemade cheesecake to go with this, sex would become unnecessary. I don't think that's much of an incentive to make the two at the same time!