Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Dulce de Leche Duos
This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was selected by Jodie of Beansy Loves Cake. She selected the Dulce de Leche Duos. These are a seemingly simple sandwich cookie, with the cookie dough containing Dulce de Leche and then they are sandwiched together with additional Dulce de Leche. Visit Jodie’s blog for the complete recipe and you can also check out how other Tuesdays with Dorie bloggers faired with this recipe.
This recipe calls for Dulce de Leche, which can be hard to find in the store. I looked in all the grocery stores and didn’t have any luck. I knew I could find it at the fancy kitchen gourmet store, but it’s very expensive there. I ended up doing what many other Tuesdays with Dorie bloggers did: I made my own. A couple of people had talked about making Dulce de Leche and it didn’t seem too hard.
Dulce de Leche is just a thick caramel sauce, and you can make it with sweetened condensed milk. I used David Lebovitz’s recipe, which worked out very well. You basically pour a can of sweetened condensed milk in a pie plate, put it in a water bath and bake for an hour and a half. I would have liked to bake mine for about 15 additional minutes, but I was on my way out the door. My caramel wasn’t as caramelized as it could be, but it looked good.
The cookies are very good on their own; you can’t taste the Dulce de Leche all that much, but they’re still very tasty. I didn’t sandwich too many of mine, partially because I needed more Dulce de Leche, partially because my Dulce de Leche wasn’t very thick. Even directly from the refrigerator it wasn’t thick, and this made sandwiching the cookies together a sticky (but yummy) mess! They are really good as sandwich cookies; you can really taste the caramel. I’ll see how they set up, and maybe they won’t be so messy, of course they have to last that long!
Recipe from Baking from My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan, page 161.