Tuesday, March 23, 2010
TWD: Dulce de Leche Duos
Even though I am constantly baking, we can never resist ordering a few boxes of Girl Scout cookies –there’s the novelty that they are only available for a brief time each year and it’s comforting to have your favorite childhood treats. Last year we even saw the Girl Scout we buy the cookies from trying to help a cat, so we know she’s a good Girl Scout. Anyway, this year we were enticed by a new flavor, Dulce de Leche. Josh tried them and informed me that they were Dulce de Disappointing. I decided to take his word for it and left the cookies in the kitchen at my office, where they did disappear. This week’s Tuesdays With Dorie recipe is Dulce de Leche Duos and these cookies are not disappointing at all.
The recipe says that Dulce de Leche is readily available, but I don’t believe I’ve seen it at any markets around here. I suspect if I had, it would have made its way into my grocery cart somehow. The Problems & Questions section of the TWD site came through with several recipes, though, and I made my Dulce de Leche using David Lebovitz’s method, which consists of sprinkling some sea salt on condensed milk and letting it cook in a water bath. When I removed the Dulce de Leche from the oven, it looked really lumpy and curdled, but a short spin in the mixer did wonders for its texture and it tasted fantastic. Oh, and the chewy, caramelly cookies were superb. I thought they were good enough to eat without the filling.
This recipe rated a 9 for Deliciousness and a 3 for Effort, for an EDR of 3. Many thanks to Jodie of Beansy Loves Cake for picking this delightful recipe. You can find the recipe on Jodie’s site and visit the TWD blogroll for more cookies.