Sweet! from Marta’s Cuban American Kitchen

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Miss me yet?

I haven’t been cooking as much as I’d like (or as much as my family would like, but that’s not important right now). That doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy.
I’ve been experimenting with food and presentation and recipes and tastes.

I’ve also been experimenting with tape. Video tape. (I know. Shut up.)

Today’s offering is Me *takes bow*, making dulce de leche, in the crockpot. One day when I have my own cooking show, this is what it will be like.

Only then, I will definitely have a crew to clean up after me. (Right? Right?? Come on, you guys…)

Crockpot Dulce de Leche from Marta Darby on Vimeo.

Crockpot Dulce de Leche

  • 1- 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
  • Crockpot
  • Water
  1. Peel the paper off of the can.
  2. Place the still sealed can in the crockpot full of water so it just covers the top of the can.
  3. Cook on low for 7 or 8 hours. Or on high for 5 to 6 hours.
  4. Remove with tongs. Can will be very hot.
  5. Let the can cool and open carefully once it has cooled.
  6. The dulce de leche is ready to eat straight out of the can or to be used in recipes.

Buen Provecho!

15 thoughts on “Sweet! from Marta’s Cuban American Kitchen”

  1. She’ll be home from medical school Thanksgiving weekend. I must buy the best 1/2 gal vanilla ice cream I can find. We’re gonna need it.

  2. Having a family dinner here tomorrow and made a pumpkin pie. Had a partial can of milk leftover and heated it in a water bath on the stove top for a few hours. Looks close to the same results you had. Having it over vanilla ice cream.

    Marta, you’re an evil woman …

  3. No Dear Martha, you’re as sweet as your deserts; the problem is that we must stay out of all that sugar and calories, lol.

  4. OK, Marta …

    I did not finish all the Dulce de Leche with the scoop of vanilla ice cream last night. This morning I found one of those single layer yellow Jiffy cake mixes. Added about 2 tablespoons of the Dulce de Leche in as I mixed the batter. It baked up so sweetly. The remaining couple of tablespoons of the Dulce de Leche will be mixed into some chocolate frosting and then a few crumbled walnuts folded in, and my kids will be told they are eating a “candy bar” cake for dessert today after their BBQ pulled pork sammies, and potato and leek soup (one of those late autumn days here in NE Ohio).


    Well, nah.

    Naughty … Yes.

  5. Marta –

    I used to bake like crazy for Christmas when my girls were younger. Mostly all my Hungarian Grandmother’s cookie recipes. For the last few years I’ve cut way back to a dozen or so of just a couple cookie recipes because the older girls have moved out and I really don’t want cookies around (ugh!). So I usually just make a couple desserts for the Holiday meals.

    Last Christmas I made a rib roast with Yorkshire pudding popovers. It came out perfect. Hoping to make it again this year. The older girls and my son-in-law adore flan. They’ll go crazy over flan cake. I’ll make this one for Christmas day.

    Thank you.

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