• Prep Time
    25 Mins
  • Cook Time
    0 Mins
  • Total Time
    25 Mins
  • The base number of servings for this recipe is 12
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    Arequipe

    Las Navidades in Colombia just wouldn't be the same without arequipe (dulce de leche). Serve drizzled over bread, pound cake, white cheese, tropical fruit preserves, or fresh bananas and strawberries. (The recipe makes 2 1/2 cups.)


    Ingredients
    2
    quarts
    whole milk
    3
    cups
    sugar
    1/2
    teaspoon
    baking soda
    1/8
    teaspoon
    salt
    2
    sticks
    cinnamon (broken in half)
    Directions
    In a Dutch oven or wide, heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine milk, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon sticks. Stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Increase heat to high and bring to a boil. Simmer for 2 minutes, stir. Reduce heat to low and cook for about 2 hours, stirring intermittently. The mixture should have reduced to almost half.
    Increase heat to medium and maintain a low simmer while stirring frequently. Cook another 45 to 50 minutes, until caramel has thickened and begun to foam slightly. Remove cinnamon sticks.
    Caramel is done when it turns light golden brown and easily coats back of spoon. Remove from heat and allow to cool 10 minutes. Cool completely and refrigerate until ready to use.

    The base number of servings for this recipe is 12
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