WHEN MY SECOND ELDEST daughter lived in Argentina, she discovered a sinfully delicious treat that ranks right up there with chocolate.
Yesterday I found a container of this creamy sweet treat tucked in the back of the cupboard. My daughter brought it home from Buenos Aires in October and left it behind when she recently moved to Wisconsin.
Lucky me, because I really, absolutely love…
I opened the lid, dipped my spoon into the dulce de leche and savored the thick creamy caramel.
Then I slathered more onto two scoops of ice cream.
I didn’t even need to add chocolate.
FYI: You can find dulce de leche in the ethnic food section of your local supermarket, although I have not found a brand as tasty as the one my daughter toted home from Argentina.
Or, you can create your own dulce de leche from sweetened condensed milk, which my second eldest learned to make while working in the Concordia Spanish Language Village kitchen near Bemidji. Go online and find a recipe.
Argentines eat dulce de leche on alfajor cookies, pancakes, toast, crackers, ice cream, crepes, tortillas (like biscuits, not “tortillas” as we think of them) and more.
Have you ever eaten dulce de leche? If yes, what do you think? As good as chocolate?
© Copyright 2011 Audrey Kletscher Helbling