This past weekend a friend of ours had a huge party. They asked me to bake. A few restrictions; no nuts, mini bite sized – everything, and keep it simple. No problem. I made lemon squares, gooey, fudgy brownies, whole wheat-oat chocolate chunk cookies, and a vanilla bean cupcake with dulce de leche butter cream.
About a week before the party I started collecting provisions. My first stop was Surfas. I have talked about Surfas in the past and I am always overjoyed to have an excuse to shop there. After collecting most of what I needed, I simply could not find the dulce de leche. They were out of it. I knew I could make my own, but sometimes, when baking for a crowd, I do look for shortcuts. No problem, I said to myself, I will just make it. How hard could it be? I soon found out, not hard at all.
Dulce de Leche
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