Hey everyone - its Heidi from Bits of Sunshine again! Its so nice to be back here at Carla's Confections! I had the wonderful chance of sharing these lemon meringue cupcakes here a while back, and today I am going to share a really yummy treat with you. Part of the reason for me being here today is it is one way I can help my sweet friend Carla out. If you have been following this blog for while you would have noticed that the Walkers are going through some really big changes! They have been busy packing, and cleaning and shipping boxes and then packing more....aaaannnd I am too far away to be of any real help! I have had ants in my pants, wishing that I could somehow help them out (I couldn't even make her dinner on the nights she has been exhausted!!) SO Carla came up with the idea of letting me post today! On that note - this post in not my typical short cut method of doing things - but rather the longer, more tasty route....
Caramel Treat, it was only in the last couple years that I have been an avid baking blog follower that I have learnt it has a real name : Dulce De Leche! Anyways - a rose by any other name is still a rose - and the same applies for caramel treat. I have also come to the conclusion that there is a VAST difference between store bought caramel treat and homemade caramel treat - yes you heard right - home made. How, you ask - well its actually REALLY simple (but not as simple as buying it off the shelf - ready to use!)
- Take a can of CONDENSED MILK and peel the label off.
- Place the tin in a pot and cover it entirely in hot water.
- Place the pot on the stove and let the water boil for about 2 hours, check on the water every once in awhile to make sure there is enough to cover the tin.
- After about 2 hours, take the tin out of the water and let it cool before opening it.
Caramel Treat from condensed milk! It has a MUCH nicer taste and texture than the store bought kind. To save electricity, I usually make two tins at a time.
Peppermint Crisp Dessert - its a real South African classic, and it can be made up in 10 minutes if you have all the ingredients on hand!
Thanks Heidi! See you back here Friday :)