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Fun with Fondue #30 -- Dulce de Leche (Caramel) Fondue
May 12, 2015

Hope you're doing great. I'm writing this newsletter from sunny Ometepe Island in Nicaragua.

This month, I'd like to offer a delicious and super-easy caramel fondue recipe (dulce de leche) that you can have with your kids this summer. All you need is condensed milk, a dash of vanilla, and an assortment of fresh fruit, and dessert bites.

Monthly Recipe Idea

Dulce de Leche (Caramel) Fondue

This recipe recommendation was provided by Augusto, another fondue fan. It's super easy to prepare. Make sure to purchase "condensed" milk (as opposed to "evaporated" milk). The difference is that evaporated milk isn't sweetened, and you definitely need the sweetened version for this recipe to work.

You'll notice that the link below is called "Manjar Blanco," which is pretty much identical to "Dulce de Leche". It's caramel fondue and it seems that the name changes once you cross the Andes. I'll be traveling through South America in the coming months, so I'll keep an eye out and see if it's true!

The recipe calls for a pressure cooker, but you can use a regular pot (and increase cooking time). Everything you need to know is listed on this page:

Call for Fondue Recipes & Photos

If, like Augusto, you have a fabulous fondue recipe and you'd like to share it with other fondue fans, please email me and I'll add it to the website and mention it in an upcoming newsletter. You can contact me at [email protected].

Similarly, if you have fondue pictures or fondue stories or traditions you'd like to share with our fondue community, please contact me.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Food For Thought

"I think love is caramel. Sweet and fragrant; always welcome. It is the gentle golden colour of a setting harvest sun; the warmth of a squeezed embrace; the easy melting of two souls into one and a taste that lingers even when everything else has melted away. Once tasted it is never forgotten."

- Jenny Colgan, Welcome to Rosie Hopkins' Sweet Shop of Dreams

That's it for now. Want more fondue tips and ideas?

Visit the site and browse through my collection of fondue recipes or explore my fondue site in French.

You'll hear back from me in a few weeks.

Until then, be careful with open flames, and have fun with fondue!


Caroline Begin

P.S. If you'd like to try broth fondue but don't know how, get the complete guide to hosting a Greek-Inspired beef broth fondue dinner today!

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