Tuesday, 3 January 2017
Home Made Dulce de Leche
Hello Dear Reader,
This adventure came about, because of a recipe for Healthy Rum Balls, that didn't quite work out. I know its a long stretch from healthy rum balls to delicious Dulce de Leche, but stay with me. So as part of my "12 Days of Christmas"posts, I had researched a recipe for a healthier option for good, old fashioned Rum Balls. I found a great recipe, I made them, well, the flavour was fantastic, amazing, but they were as dry as dust and not a nice mouth feel at all. So the two jars of Rum Balls I had made, sat in the fridge, until I thought of what to do with them. Because, you know, I waste nothing!
Fast forward to last Saturday and while walking past the fruit bowl, I noticed we had a serious glut of fast ripening Banana's, I instantly thought "Banana Cake" and then even better, I thought"Banoffee Pie" All I would need to buy is a can of Top and Fill, a small bottle of cream and a packet of biscuits for the biscuit base. A'HA! that's it! Not so great, dry, Healthy Rum Balls = Biscuit Base for Banoffee Pie. And then I remembered reading about making your own thick and gorgeous Caramel, AKA Dulce de Leche (Candy of Milk) at home, in the slow cooker. So that is exactly what I did. See I am always thinking about food!