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Alton Brown's Dulce de Leche

Try This Sweet and Easy Classic

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Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

This recipe is taken from "Good Eats 3: The Later Years" by Alton Brown. You can purchase the cookbook here for more of the delicious science inspired recipes.

Ingredients

  • 1 quart whole milk
  • 12 ounces sugar approximately 11/2 cups
  • 1 vanilla bean split and scraped
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Cooking Directions

    Combine the milk, sugar, and vanilla bean and seeds in a 4-quart saucepan and place over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved.

    Once the sugar has dissolved, add the baking soda and stir to combine. Reduce the heat to low and cook, uncovered, at a bare simmer. Stir occasionally, but do not reincorporate the foam that appears on the top of the mixture. Continue to cook for 1 hour.

    Remove the vanilla bean after 1 hour and continue to cook until the mixture is a dark caramel color and has reduced to about 1 cup, 11/2 to 2 hours. Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to a month.

    Excerpted from Good Eats 3: The Later Years by Alton Brown. Excerpted by permission of Stewart, Tabori & Chang.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: sugar, vanilla bean, milk

    Course: Dessert

    More Info: Kids Friendly


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