Just a little sweetness for your Wednesday. ..
Doce de Leite is a sweet prepared by slowly heating sweetened milk to create a product that tastes like caramel sugar. Literally translated, it means ” candy of milk”. Everywhere and I mean everywhere you see Doce de Leite. It comes in jars and bottles and hard candy and blocks and even little “sausage link” looking tubes. Brazilians really have a taste for sweets!
In Canada, we can buy bottles of Dulce de Leche at the Superstore. I have bought this before and used it in desserts and dips when the recipe calls for caramel. It is especially good as a dip for apples. I was really surprised to see the same thing here in Brazil only in various forms, and here it is called in Portuguese, Doce de Leite.
I guess the flavor is popular all over the world because, Haagen Dazs has Doce de Leite flavor ice cream and Starbucks offers Doce de Leite coffees.
David remembers as a kid heating a jar of sweetened condensed milk to make a yummy treat…little did he know he was making a version of this Brazilian favorite!
And then there is honey! But maybe that will be another post!
It’s all so delicious!
Hope you’re having a great week. I am a little out of sorts this week, not sure why, being an expat you go through this sort of thing periodically and I guess I am just having one of those weeks. I just wish our apartment was a little bigger cause that is the only place I want to be right now. I know, I know, better days ahead…
Tchau for now!