Dulce de leche is a caramelized confection made from sweetened condensed milk. This recipe shares the oven method of making dulce de leche with just two ingredients. A safe and easy method to make dulce de leche.
In a ceramic pie pan pour condensed milk from 1 can (400 grams). Using a small silicone spatula scrape the sides and bottom of the can and add all of the condensed milk in the pan.
Seal the pan tightly with a tin foil or aluminium foil.
Place this pan in a larger pan. A roasting pan can also be used. Preheat oven at 220 degrees celsius or 430 degrees fahrenheit for 10 to 15 minutes.
Heat water till it starts boiling.
Carefully pour the hot water in the baking pan or roasting tray till it reaches half of the pie pan. note that the amount of water to be added will depend on the size of the pans.
making dulce de leche
Using oven mitts (oven gloves) carefully place both the pans in the oven. bake at 220 degrees celsius for an hour or two hours. For a light caramelization of the condensed milk, you can bake for an hour. For a more deeper caramelization, bake for two or for more than two hours. Check after an hour. Remove the pans carefully using oven mittens.
If the caramelization is less, then continue to bake for more 30 minutes to 1 hour or more. You can even check after 2 hours. You can also add a pinch of salt (optional) in the dulce de leche after it is done. Mix well and use in desserts or sweets.
Dulce de leche stays well at room temperature for a few days. You can even keep in the fridge in an airtight jar or container. Stays good for a month in the fridge. On keeping in the fridge, the color slightly lightens and the consistency becomes more fluid. So if you are planning to use dulce de leche in a day, then might as well keep it at room temperature.
Approx nutrition info is for 1 tablespoon (15 grams) of dulce de leche.