Ingredients

How to make it

  • The cajeta is a little bit different from the Dulce de Leche, here are the two procedures::
  • CAJETA
  • Put the baking soda in the water and let it stand.
  • In large heavy-bottomed saucepan put milk and sugar letting them boil under low heat, moving the mixture all the time.
  • After it has boiled for a few minutes, start pouring the water with the baking soda, little by little.
  • Cook, stirring until thikened ( you´ll know when is ready, as you can see the bottom of the saucepan.
  • *you can add 50 grs. ground almonds, just adding them with the milk and sugar.
  • Done!
  • DULCE DE LECHE
  • *the can in all cases has to be closed during procedures, after done wait til it has lowered the temperature to open the can.
  • You can make dulce de leche putting a can of condensed milk in the pressure cooker. covered with water, cook for 1 hr.
  • or in a heavy-bottomed saucepan full of water cook for 1 hr (taking time when water starts boiling)
  • Or in the oven (á bain Marie) you put a round cake pan filled 3/4 of its capacity with water and put the can inside, then bake for 1 hr 15 minutes.
  • If you have any doubt please feel free to ask.
  • Hope you like it

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    " It was excellent "
    jo_jo_ba ate it and said...
    I know traditional cajeta is made with goats milk, do you think that would work in this recipe too?? I'd love to try it!
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    m11andrade ate it and said...
    Thanks for this post. I'll never have to go and buy cajeta again! Over the years I learned to make many great Mexican dishes, but my ex mother-in-law doesn't bake, so I couldn't get a recipe from her! (And I'd go to a Mexican store with my ex and if I saw something I didn't recognize I'd ask him what it was and he'd say "Food." This is part of the reason he is an ex! LOL. I am going to be very glad you are my friend!!!
    Melissa
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    lanacountry ate it and said...
    Dulce De Leche - Cajeta OH my goodness..Thank you
    dear!! :) A+++++ :) 5 ^
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  • ggfood 6 years ago
    What I meant to say was "THANKS FOR BEING MY FRIEND"
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  • ggfood 6 years ago
    Hi Magali
    My fear in using the condensed milk method has to be fear of the can exploding. I have heard that this can happen. What do you think?
    BTW thanks for me a FRIEND
    Grace
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    shine ate it and said...
    My gal Lunasea sent me this recipe, and I fell in love with it! Thank you so much for this mouthwatering treat! Take care-RayI
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    ahmed1 ate it and said...
    Sounds and look really delicious Magali..as always!!
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    zena824 ate it and said...
    Wishing I could check out your shop... looks wonderful and delicious....
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    lunasea ate it and said...
    Oh Magali sweetheart _ I think I am in love with these. They look and sound divine. I'll be trying these soon. These will be perfect for an upcoming event - but I want to try them for me first...so I can eat all that I want. Hehehe.

    I hope you're having a great weekend, my friend.

    Hugs,
    ~Vickie
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    peetabear ate it and said...
    thank you for your wonderful recipe.. I can't wait to try it
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  • magali777 6 years ago
    Elga, thanks for posting the cajeta crêpes, they look delicious, and I´m glad you liked the cajeta recipe.
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    berry ate it and said...
    Is one of my favorite desserts Magali... in Colombia is "Arequipe" and you are right... it is very versatil... I love to spread dulce de leche over the brownies... 5 again my dear.
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    elgab89 ate it and said...
    I have made it! It is absolutely delicious! Here is the picture! Thank you for the great recipe from my boys!
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    I went back and flagged it as beautiful and left a comment under the photo. Yummy yummy good for my tummy Mmmmmmmmmm so good
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    trigger ate it and said...
    O.K. I am hooked Magali this is beyond beautiful and I am sure it taste just as good as it looks. You are a terrific pastry chef.
    High Five
    Michael
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    pat2me ate it and said...
    Sounds and looks yummy! Thanks, Magali!
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  • rosemaryblue 6 years ago
    I love this too! It is divine. Thank you, Magali. :)
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    elgab89 ate it and said...
    Magali, Tomorrow morning I will wake up and whip up some crepes to make with your cajeta recipe! I will also post them here! I LOVE CAJETA! I was so addicted to it, that this was the only dessert I had every day in my 3 weeks long holiday in Mexico this year! Thank you so much for posting this.
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