Dulce de leche inspiration, please!
June 20, 2012 5:11 PM   Subscribe

What are your favorite recipes involving dulce de leche? I'm looking for luscious ideas for a newly-made batch, and so far have only thought of rather standard baked goods (and maybe some ice cream with salted pecans). Advanced or complicated recipes welcome.
posted by Specklet to Food & Drink (13 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Mil Hojas de Manjar are such a great treat, and come together really fast if you buy the pre-made pastry dough. The recipe suggests coconut on the sides, which is great, I toast mine.
posted by Nickel Pickle at 5:26 PM on June 20, 2012

Make choux pastry and cook in favourite shapes (or buy pre-made profilteroles). Split, dollop with a spoonful of dulce de leche and whipped cream, drizzle more dulce de leche on top, and serve in a bowl with peaches. Canned peaches work fine.
posted by lollusc at 5:34 PM on June 20, 2012

Banoffee pie.
posted by donajo at 8:10 PM on June 20, 2012 [1 favorite]

Make alfajores, Argentinean sandwich cookies! Yum.
posted by therewolf at 10:19 PM on June 20, 2012

This sticky toffee cheesecake is a blessing and a curse (nobody ever wants me to make anything else now!). I skip the caramels scattered on the base and only use 100g chocolate (it really doesn't need 300g of white chocolate, tbh you could probably skip the chocolate entirely and no-one would notice) and I swirl the dulche de leche through the mixture before baking. I found putting it on top, it oozed a clear sticky liquid that soaked the base and made it soggy but I was using canned, your home-made stuff might not have that problem.
posted by missmagenta at 1:51 AM on June 21, 2012

Definitely banoffee pie. In the recipe that donajo linked, ignore the part about "making the toffee" and just spread the dulche de leche over the base. Since the dulche de leche is already room temp, you also don't need to chill the base again after adding it - just go straight into adding the bananas and cream and after that straight into THE EATING.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 3:11 AM on June 21, 2012

I've never seen items eaten as fast as these dulce de leche cheesecake squares.
posted by Mayor West at 5:04 AM on June 21, 2012 [1 favorite]

My family has this dessert called "Kane Special" which is served at holidays. It is:
1.) One slice of spice cake or fruit cake or plum pudding, topped with
2.) dulce de leche (we boil it for a really long time so it's pretty stiff),
3.) chocolate pudding,
4.) and whipped cream.

The amounts are subject to the tastes of the assembler
posted by mkb at 6:55 AM on June 21, 2012

posted by Ruthless Bunny at 8:29 AM on June 21, 2012

It's useless, totally useless. So send it to me and I will dispose of it for you.

No, don't thank me.
posted by wenestvedt at 9:23 AM on June 21, 2012

You said you have already thought of ice cream, but I made this ice cream a while back and it was amazing. I added some lightly toasted almonds to the mix at the end. You could even swirl some dulce de leche in at the very end to make it extra rich. Oh god. I still think about it.

You could also do homemade dulce de leche cinnamon rolls.
posted by theuninvitedguest at 10:06 AM on June 21, 2012

Response by poster: Thanks, everyone!

We'll definitely be making a banoffee pie (my husband is English), and I'm looking forward to trying out some of your other suggestions.

posted by Specklet at 6:58 PM on June 21, 2012

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