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  1. ChgoJohn
    March 12, 2013 @ 6:43 pm

    Had no idea it was so easy. Thank yo.

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  2. Helen
    March 12, 2013 @ 9:13 pm

    I love dulce de leche! It’s so yummy! I’ve made it the crockpot way before but it isn’t as thick as the one you made. Thanks for sharing. =)

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    • Purabi Naha
      March 14, 2013 @ 8:17 am

      Helen, it actually depends on the brand of condensed milk you used, as well as how long (and whether the gas was simmered or not) you have cooked the condensed mik in the crockpot. I love the runny versions as well. They go well as toppings on ice creams as well as to flavour coffee or tea! 🙂

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  3. Kitchen Riffs
    March 12, 2013 @ 9:26 pm

    I had no idea Dulche de Leche was first made by accident! Great history here. I’ve had this often, and it’s wonderful stuff. This is popular in Cuba, and I used to live in Florida, where Cuban food is popular – so that’s where I got introduced to it. This really is so easy to make – I need to try it sometime. Thanks for this.

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    • Purabi Naha
      March 14, 2013 @ 8:21 am

      You are most welcome, Kitchen Riffs. Dulce de Leche is difficult to find in Indian superstores, so I thought I should make this at home. Not to mention the endless possibilities with this dessert ingredient. My husband loves these in crepes and my kids want Dulce de leche ice cream. Me? I eat just like that…

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  4. Denise Browning@From Brazil To You
    March 12, 2013 @ 10:24 pm

    Hi, Purabi!!! I love dulce de leche or , as we say in Brazilian Portuguese, doce de leite!!! I grew up eating it and have enjoyed making it from boiled condensed milk. xx

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    • Purabi Naha
      March 14, 2013 @ 8:22 am

      Thank you Denise. I really love Dulce de leche. It is so addictive…

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  5. Priya R
    March 12, 2013 @ 10:33 pm

    I have always wanted to know how to made dulce at home. Thanks for sharing

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  6. GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart
    March 12, 2013 @ 11:17 pm

    One of my favorite flavors! I once made dulce de leche using the oven method. I used it for filling cookies before sandwiching together. I think I will try your crock pot method.

    You sure do have a handsome taste-tester!

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    • Purabi Naha
      March 14, 2013 @ 8:27 am

      Thanks Lorraine. Oh, cookie filling sounds so tempting! And my “handsome taste-tester” and his younger sister love my Dulce de Leche fudge I made recently (recipe coming up soon). Everyday they come from school and ask me to give the fudge. The smile on their faces makes my day!

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  7. Teena Mary
    March 12, 2013 @ 11:46 pm

    This is new to me & looks so yummy!! I’ll love to grab a scoop 😉 Very informative post too 🙂

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  8. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic
    March 13, 2013 @ 1:06 am

    Dulce de leche is probably one of my most favorite things ever. It is soooo good! I can also eat it plain and straight from the can hehe

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    • Purabi Naha
      March 14, 2013 @ 8:30 am

      Thanks Bianca. Same here, I can eat straight from the can and I can keep on eating till the whole can is empty. Love Duce de Leche…

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  9. Tessa
    March 13, 2013 @ 3:08 am

    Great recipe! I love dulce de leche! I love it drizzled over vanilla ice cream.

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  10. Sebeena Loyd
    March 13, 2013 @ 8:50 am

    look so yummy. love to have a spoonful.

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  11. Sebeena Loyd
    March 13, 2013 @ 8:58 am

    i am your new follower. thanks for visiting my space.

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    • Purabi Naha
      March 14, 2013 @ 8:31 am

      Thanks Sebeena. Welcome to my space!

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  12. Phong Hong
    March 13, 2013 @ 10:18 am

    Purabi, you’ve got me curious now!

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  13. Belinda
    March 13, 2013 @ 11:35 am

    Heavens, the many uses of this beautiful thing!!

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  14. ♥LOVE2COOK MALAYSIA♥
    March 13, 2013 @ 1:22 pm

    My most fav spoon licking item…DDL 😉

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  15. mjskit
    March 13, 2013 @ 2:33 pm

    Great history! It’s not even 9 am and I’ve already learned something. Thanks! This does look SO good! I love dulce de leche and am so excited to now know how to make it at home! Thanks!!!

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    • Purabi Naha
      March 14, 2013 @ 8:33 am

      Awww, you are so sweet! Believe me, it is one of the tastiest stuff on earth (according to me). Making it at home is really fun!

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  16. amy @ fearless homemaker
    March 13, 2013 @ 2:56 pm

    I looove dulce de leche! I first discovered it years ago when I was traveling it Argentina – as you say, it’s SO popular there. I tried some (in a crepe, I believe?) and I couldn’t believe I had never had it, or heard of it, in the USA. Thankfully, it’s become much more popular here in the US in the past few years. And even better, now I know how to make it myself -thanks for sharing the recipe! =)

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    • Purabi Naha
      March 14, 2013 @ 8:36 am

      Thanks Amy! My husband loves it in crepes too. You are lucky that it is now available in US stores, unlike the stores here in India. But it is really easy to make at home!

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  17. Tricia @ saving room for dessert
    March 13, 2013 @ 5:34 pm

    That’s one happy looking young man! Beautiful photos and love the easy recipe 🙂

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  18. Rosa's Yummy Yums
    March 13, 2013 @ 7:46 pm

    Mmmhhh, that is so delicious and addictive! A versatile ingredient too….

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  19. Juliana
    March 14, 2013 @ 3:35 am

    Oh Purabi, this post reminds me of my childhood…my mom used to make this in the pressure cooker…and depending of the length that she would cook the texture would be different…this are delicious on bread as well.
    Hope you are having a wonderful week 🙂

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    • Purabi Naha
      March 14, 2013 @ 8:38 am

      Juliana, thank you so much for your comment. You too have a wonderful week!!

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  21. Abbe@This is How I Cook
    March 15, 2013 @ 3:23 am

    I’ve seen this recipe before. It is dangerous because it is sooo good. Can’t wait to see what’s next!

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  22. Amelia
    March 15, 2013 @ 10:32 am

    Hi Purabi, this look exceptionally good. Thanks for sharing the history and the oven steam bath method.

    Have a nice day.

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  23. Hester @ Alchemy in the Kitchen
    March 15, 2013 @ 6:43 pm

    Oh, I am addicted to this stuff. It is totally delicious. Thanks for the info on the various different versions – and that gorgeous picture of your son indulging in one of the greatest joys of the kitchen – licking the spoon!

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  24. Turmeric n Spice
    March 15, 2013 @ 11:19 pm

    love the color and the consistency…. and would love to have a bite

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  25. Liz Berg
    March 16, 2013 @ 8:56 pm

    So caramelly and delicious! I love how you made fudge from your dulce de leche…so yummy!

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  26. Shirley Tay
    March 17, 2013 @ 2:13 pm

    Love your presentation, Purabi! Bad timing to read your post now as I’m hungry again. Hahaha! Sorry for not coming by lately as I’ve been busy preparing for my hotel reviewing trip to Penang. Just got back & my first post is out! See u there!

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  27. Sugar et al.
    March 18, 2013 @ 9:36 am

    I love Dulche de leche. I have used it Mousse, cupcakes, brownies and so on and it just makes everything better. Your pictures are droolworthy!

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    September 15, 2013 @ 7:21 pm

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  29. Lisa
    July 23, 2015 @ 10:55 am

    Hey is this supposed to be Fahrenheit not Celsius?
    440 Celsius is above my ovens maximum temperature.
    Can you just confirm as I’ve got through the first part and it’s cooling to room temp.

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    • Purabi Naha
      August 23, 2015 @ 6:20 pm

      Yes Lisa, you’re right. Thanks for pointing out!

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