I’ve been on a bit of a pancake kick the past few weekends.
I think it’s because I’m still fascinated that I can make pancake batter that tastes like the Krusteez batter from when I was a kid 🙂
Only better, of course.
Do you follow the Pioneer Woman?
If you don’t, you should, because she is hilarious/brilliant/inspiring/genius/generous.
Today’s pancake are Basic Pancakes. They don’t even require buttermilk, which is why I chose them. Super simple, fluffy and delicious.
The real star of the show is the Dulce de Leche, the extremely literal translation of which is Candy of Milk.
I’d call it more of Milk Caramel, though, if it was up to me.
It is so horrendously simple to make that I could easily have it around the house all of the time.
However, the constant presence of spoons in my house make that a volatile idea.
Here it is. Try it, enjoy it, put it on everything (pretzel chips, even!).
Dulce de Leche
from various researched sources
- 12 oz can sweetened condensed milk
Find a large pot. Remove the label from your can and set it in the pot. Fill the pot with water until it covers the can.
Bring this to a low boil/simmer. Boil for 3 hours. Check the pot occasionally, turn the can, and add more water if necessary to keep the can completely submerged.
Watch TV or clean or something for 3 hours. Maybe catch a nap.
After 3 hours have passed, remove the can from the water and allow it to cool completely. Overnight works very well.
Aaaaand that’s it.
I had the brilliant idea to start this at like 9:15 one night, so needless to say it was a late night. Totally worth it though, because I woke up, made pancakes, warmed the dulce de leche (in a tupperware, about 30 sec on high in the microwave) and drizzled it over them.
Om Nom Nom.