Caramel in a Can (Dulce De Leche)
A Belizean favorite for yellow and white cakes.Ingredients
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)Method
Remove label from the can of condensed milk. Place unopened can in a 3 1/2- to 4 1/2-quart slow cooker. Pour water into the slow cooker until the can is completely covered with water. Put lid on the slow cooker.
Cook on High for 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 hours, making sure the can is always covered with water. Remove hot can with tongs; allow to cool until safe to handle, at least 25 minutes. Open can and pour contents into a lidded bowl. Stir in vanilla extract.
The longer the milk cooks, the darker the caramel will be.
Do not attempt to open the can while it's still hot, as the hot dulce de leche may spit out because of the pressure inside the can.