homemade dulce de leche

Keeping myself entertained and occupied keeps my mind off the pain of my almost continual broken bones.

I needed some dulce de leche for the salted caramel filling for some macarons I was test baking. I want to make these for my niece’s baby shower in blue, so I was testing the recipe and the color ahead of time. I found on the web where it told how to make it from sweetened condensed milk. I chose the easy method of baking it.
Put it in a tightly covered oven proof bowl in a water bath for 60 to 90 min. It came out the right color but not as thick as I wanted it. So I put the same bowl over a pot of water and cooked it til it was the right consistency. Came out great. The macarons, not so much.
You can tell from the little point on top that the batter was too thick. They cracked and I have read that could be from the weather. You’re not supposed to bake them on a rainy day, but I did. The color and the filling came out great. Good thing I did a test run though.


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