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November 25, 2009



I first read about dulce de leche at David's blog several months ago and I must admit it has been on my mind ever since,... then why has it taken me so long to actually make it?, because I was scared!, scared of all those calories in the can of condensed milk and of the long cooking process, so I finally hit upon a really easy way- dulce de leche in 3 minutes flat!, what could be better??, I took these to work and believe me I have people asking me for more everyday, these caramels are beyond delicious, rich, silky, gooey,melt in the mouth...

My mom once made some kind of toffee from a can of condensed milk, it was cooked on the stove top is all I remember and I absolutely loved it, now I think it must be something like dulce de leche caramels, so I did get a taste of them as a child!

I made these in the microwave, and they came out perfect, no long hours of baking, no danger of explosions, this was like a walk in the park!, to make these I took one can of condensed milk and emptied the contents into a LARGE microwaveable bowl, large because the milk bubbles and rises to the top-

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Place bowl in the micro and set on medium for 3 minutes, remember that you have to keep a CONSTANT EYE ON IT, do not leave unattended, pause and stir initially at 30 second intervals and then at 15 second intervals, after 3 minutes you will have something which resembles curdled milk, don't be scared just whisk well and it will form into a silky paste-

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If you are looking for the runny dulce de leche, stop here but if you are planning to make caramels, cook for a further 30 seconds, as you can see in the picture below, the milk starts pulling away from the sides and forms a lump upon cooling.

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Shape into small rounds when slightly warm and roll in clear sheets, like toffees, pop one in your mouth, enjoy! beware they are highly addictive!!!


This is my 100th post for this year and my second blog anniversary whizzed by recently, so to celebrate both I am giving away this beautiful traditional polki bangle, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post, I will ship this anywhere in the world so everyone can participate :)

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Doli November 25, 2009 at 8:53 PM  

oh very yummy! they look like toffees.. are they similar to alpen liebe toffees? hope i get your bangle :) heheh

evolvingtastes November 25, 2009 at 11:55 PM  

Congratulations on your 100th post! That is huge. I have enjoyed your blog as you know, and hope to see many more posts from you. Those caramels look lovely.

Anonymous ,  November 26, 2009 at 1:54 AM  

Just like your food posts, this post about the giveaway is tempting. Keeping my fingers crossed. Vidya

Priya November 26, 2009 at 1:59 AM  

Wow those caramels looks too delicious...lipsmacking dear...Congrats on this milestone, keep rocking!!

aquadaze November 26, 2009 at 4:23 AM  

hey what co incidence...even I just posted dulce de leche! Love your step by step pix :)And yes, congrats on your milestones!

Prathibha November 26, 2009 at 10:52 AM  

Nice caramels...congrats on ur milestone and for ur 2nd blog anniversary.oh my god that bangle looks so nice..

jayasree November 26, 2009 at 11:11 AM  

Delicious...MW method sounds easy. I have some condensed milk to finish off.

Congrats on the milestone. Wishing you many more of these.

notyet100 November 26, 2009 at 4:22 PM  

umm yummy,..feel like tryin this now after seeing this twice,..:-)

Smiley November 26, 2009 at 10:45 PM  

you know what i was searching for dejharoo...and then when i came to this yummy site, i was glad to see a blog which is a mix of tradition and food. I was reading most of the stuff since an hour now. You are a wonderful way of representing all this stuffs. I was curious to see the author of this blog and was equally delighted to see a cute and pretty lady in the profile :).... Not really tempted for your giveaway... But sure want to congratulate you for the yummy stuff that you have been sharing since last 2 years.... Good achievement...


Sachin November 27, 2009 at 6:10 AM  

Hi, tks for the recipe. will try it for sure.I also loved ur previous coconut laddu one.keep up the good work.
congrats on reaching this milestone in blogging!
Mrudula,New Zealand

Sunila November 27, 2009 at 4:22 PM  

Hello Bindiya,
This was a mouthwatering and scary(caloriewise)post but I will surely try it and my toddler 3.5 yr old girl will surely love it same as us :0).Love ur blog and cuisine ,esp as there are Kashmiri dishes.BTW urs is the only blog which I have subscribed into my email and my little one and I loved the Polki bangle and can we have it please please please :0).God bless u in any case and keep that sweet smile on ur face.

Arc November 28, 2009 at 12:27 AM  

Wow.. that is yummy. Congrats on the 100th post.

Sush November 28, 2009 at 8:09 AM  

Congratulations Bindiya...Keep the yummy recipes comming...

EC November 28, 2009 at 2:32 PM  

Congrats on the milestone..the toffee looks utterly tempting..feel like grabbing them from the screen

Shobu November 29, 2009 at 12:43 AM  

hi bindya,

nice step by step pictures. Can you tell me how long does it take to make it on the stove-top?

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] November 29, 2009 at 12:47 PM  

Congratulations on your 100th post! I love DDL, but NEVER have I thought of giving them out as is! I always incorporate them into something else!! May just try it this way soon!

harjeet November 30, 2009 at 4:41 PM  

These look sooo delicious!Am going to try these out right now :)

Kavitha Bhargav December 7, 2009 at 12:24 PM  

Hey looks great and I must try this. thanks for the recipe

Anonymous ,  January 30, 2010 at 3:15 PM  

mmm.... mouth watering!

Anonymous ,  May 10, 2010 at 8:01 AM  

hi bindya,ur blog looks delicious.will try the recepies...

Neeraja ,  March 2, 2012 at 7:46 PM  

Looks very delicious

rita ,  February 26, 2014 at 7:16 PM  

You really Reach out and touch people through their stomachs.
Love your recipes,so unique and wonderful.

Ilove your wazwan cooking.

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