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.
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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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