Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Dulce de Leche Duos
I very nearly had to skip this week's Tuesdays with Dorie goodie because I have been wrestling with bronchitis for the past week. Who would want to eat anything made by somebody who is coughing and hacking? Just to be ready, though, I made the dulce de leche by the super easy method recommended by Laurie: I put two unopened cans of sweetened condensed milk in a crockpot, covered then with water and cooked on low overnight. What a terrific result!
So back to the Dulce de Leche Duos. They are in the oven now and are coming out pretty well. I did make an error in following the recipe which I didn't catch until I was rereading it to make sure I didn't leave anything out. Somehow I misread the amount of sugar and put in 3/4 cup of white sugar instead of 1/2 cup. I tried pulling some of it out, but had already dumped the dulce de leche into the bowl so extracting the extra sugar was pretty much a lost cause. Maybe the bronchitis fog is thicker in my brain than I think.
Later: The cookies are tasty but rather sweet. (Could it possibly be the extra quarter cup of sugar?!!) Dorie says you'll end up with 30 sandwiches--I have half again that many so either I made them too small or that extra sugar greatly expanded the batter!