Friday, May 30, 2014

QUICK Pressure cooker toffee, caramel, golden love, dulce de leche, make your own

A QUICKIE for you; 

I've been cooking sweetened condensed milk in a can, on the stove top, for 3 hours, for years and years.  It's the base of Banoffee pie.  Cook a pie shell, slice bananas in the cooled shell and pour THIS all over it, chill.   

I wanted to know if my pressure cooker would do it easier and without blowing up. 
It did and it didn't.

Don't fret or freak out, all the online "recipes" are rather horror mongering about the whole thing. This is easy and you're going to go and do it now.  It keeps, unopened, in the cupboard forever and it keeps, in the fridge for a while.  Make something with it, it's SO SO SO much more than the sum of it's cooked in the can parts. 

Don't worry, just do it. 

Tracy's Pressure cooker toffee sauce, caramel, dulce de leche, whatever you call your version. 

What you'll need

1.  Can of sweetened condensed milk
2.  water
3.  pressure cooker

What you'll need to do

Remove the label from your can of sweetened condensed milk.  Put it on a rack in your pressure cooker, turn the can on it's side so it will fit without passing the FULL mark. 

Cover the can with water. Lock and load, 16 minutes

When the cooker dings, unplug it, do not release the pressure, just leave it.  Unplug it do that it doesn't stay on WARM. 

When the pressure is gone, about 15 minutes or so, remove the can, with tongs and put it on a towel to cool

When the can is cool enough to hold but still warm, open it.  Stir it with a knife, don't ask, it's just how I do it, and either use it or transfer it to a sealed container (don't leave it in the can once it's opened) and pop it in the fridge.  Nuke, gently, as you need it just to loosen it up.  *I* leave the sealed can in the cupboard without incident and have left it for months!!  

Spread it on toast, on fruit, use it as a dip, in a pie, in a flan, in custard, on a spoon, dip bananas in it, use it on ice cream, as ice cream or did I mention, just on a spoon? 

Put it in a pie!  Make my easy press in pie crust, bake it, when it's cool, fill it with this warm caramel and shove it in the fridge. DONE!  EASY! and you'll be a ROCK star

Oh and you're welcome :D  you're going to love this. 


Saturday, May 17, 2014

No, I haven't gone away... I've been sad

Hi There, don't fret, I think I'm back... 

I've been preoccupied with losing my faith and my passion and the love for the things that I do that give me great joy.  Yeah, it's been one of those types of years. 

There's been a massive shakeup in my life, my joy, my perception of my future, my friends and my own perception of my place in space.

That being said, even though I went away for a bit, I'm back.  I love this, I love this blog and I love writing it, creating it, nurturing it and damnit, I'm going to keep it.  I love talking to all of you, love that I have inspired, even if briefly, any of you.  It delights me.

I think I've come through the fog and am trying to get it back on track. 

I have some fabulous FABULOUS awesome TREMENDOUS ideas and some reviews and all manner of things that will fill the pages here again quickly! 

I apologize for my disappearance.  I had to regroup.  I am...however, for good or for bad, back :) 

You're going to love what's coming!!! 

Watch this space,

Love,  and get a big appetite, you're going to need it!!!