Caramel (dulce de leche) in a Pressure Cooker
Brazil doce de leite (Portuguese for dulce de leche) is often made using a pressure cooker because it’s safe and fast.
Ingredients: 1-2 cans of condensed milk
1. Put a liter of water in the pressure cooker with a can of sweetened condensed milk. Don’t punch any holes in the can, but remove the label.
2. Bring the cooker to boil and wait for between 40 and 50 minutes after it begins to steam. Shorter time = lighter/softer doce. Longer time = darker/firmer doce.
Turn off the heat and wait until it cools down completely. While the cooker is pressurized by the steam, its pressure will counter balance the pressure build up inside the can, and prevent it from exploding.
3. Let everything cool down before opening the pressure cooker. If you attempt to open a hot, or even warm can, an extremely hot jet of doce may explode out and result in severe burns. Wait until it is cool; then it will be perfectly safe to open the can and enjoy this great dessert.
Last edited on 12/28/2011