We love Mexican recipes in Texas.
For any recipe that calls for Dulce de Leche
and you don't have access to it in a store, you can make it yourself.
Personally, I prefer this recipe to store bought.
2 (14 ounce) cans of condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Pre-heat the oven to 425F.
Pour the condensed milk into a square baking pan or pie dish; you can add a teaspoon of vanilla or cinnamon if you like. Cover with foil.
Place the square pan in a larger pan and pour hot water into the large pan, the water level should be between ½ - ¾ of the square pan with the condensed milk.
Bake for about 3 hours to 3 ½ hours. If the water level gets low add more water as needed. During the last hour you can check it every 30 minutes to see if the dulce de leche is ready – it should be a rich amber color. You can also do a taste check to test it.
Once the dulce de leche is ready remove it from the oven and let it cool down. Once it’s safe to handle, use a fork or whisk to mix it well. It can be eaten warm or cold. Keep refrigerated.