Monday, November 9, 2009

Dulce de Leche

First off, I do not recommend this cooking method and it could be dangerous. Proceed at your own risk. That said, I am totally going to make this again using the same method.

I have seen this recipe kicking around the interwebs for some time and I opted for the crockpot-you-won't-be-home-if-the-cans-explode method found here. There are tons of different ways to do this and many require much, much more attention and stirring so I went for the lazy one.

Into the crockpot went four cans of sweetened condensed milk with the labels removed and were then covered with water. Cook on low for eight hours. The cans will be hot when you fish them out of their watery home. Be careful when you open the cans, there will be a bit of pressure and some of the delicious dulce de leche will blurp out. I urge anyone who tries this to resist consuming all of it with a spoon during this initial step. It will be hard and you may fail.
I served this up at two sorriees over the weekend with apples and it was very well recived.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Chicken liver roasted butternut squash pate

After having some amazing pate at the nearby wine bar I decided that I should try my hand at it. This was also nice since it incorporated the butternut squash which lightened it up a bit and made good use of the abundance of butternut squash that we had from our CSA. This was a hit at one of the Halloween parties that we attended this weekend, I brought wee toasts and some crackers to serve as the pate vessel, however I observed most people dunking pretzels in it. What can I say we are nothing but classy. If you want the recipe check it out here.