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How not to carmelize sweetened condensed milk!
miros1
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Post Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2006 1:15 pm
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Eagle Brand Site wrote:
Notes: *Caramelization:

OVEN METHOD: Pour 1 can EAGLE BRANDŽ into 9-inch pie plate. Cover with aluminum foil; place in larger shallow pan. Fill larger pan with hot water. Bake at 425°F for 1 1/2 hours or until thick and caramel-colored. Beat until smooth.

STOVETOP METHOD: Pour 1 can EAGLE BRANDŽ into top of double boiler; place over boiling water. Over low heat, simmer 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until thick and caramel-colored. Beat until smooth.

MICROWAVE METHOD: Pour 1 can EAGLE BRANDŽ into 2-quart glass measure. Cook on 50% power (medium) 4 minutes, stirring briskly every 2 minutes until smooth. Cook on 30% power (medium-low) 12 to 18 minutes or until very thick and caramel-colored, stirring briskly every 2 minutes until smooth.

CAUTION: NEVER HEAT UNOPENED CAN.


I also do not recommend the microwave method. If you must microwave:

1) Use the biggest mixing bowl that will fit in the microwave, not a 2 quart measuring cup.
2) Stand right next to the microwave the whole time and stir every minute, not every other minute.
3) Do not attempt to prepare other ingredients or check the Hullabaloo! while performing this operation.

Miros' mom wrote:
That's our last roll of paper towels. Take a dishpan of water over and wipe it out with a sponge.


Don't listen to my mom either. Sweetened condensed milk plus water equals sweetened milk. The second you dip the gooey sponge in the water, you've got a dishpan full of milk.

Scoop up blobs of condensed milk with a paper towel until you've got residue.
At that point, use a damp paper towel to clean that up.
Removable pieces like the turntable and the wheels and gears that make it turn can be cleaned in the sink under hot running water with the strainer gizmo in the drain.

Cheesecake preparation is much slower when you have to clean the darn contraption twice! Yep, boiled over two cans. Finally just used what was left in the measuring cup after the second boilover. No, I didn't drop the little wheels and gears down the drain, but that's about the only thing that didn't go wrong!

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Post Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2006 1:34 pm
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Follow up. I just managed to boil the teakettle dry. This is why we buy the $5 cheapies at Family Dollar.

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Post Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2006 2:00 pm
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Once I have this nice pan full of carmelized sweetened condensed milk, what do I do with it?

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miros1
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Post Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2006 3:28 pm
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Fudge Toffee Cheesecake

The caramelized sweetened condensed milk plus the crushed Skor bars is supposed to make a caramel layer on top of the chocolate crumb crust before you fill it the rest of the way with the chocolate/cream cheese mixture. Since both attempts managed to overflow most of their contents onto the microwave turntable, the caramel layer is more like a 5" disk in the center of the bottom (but the toffee chips extend out to the edges).

Will copy and paste the whole recipe after I actually eat some of the finished product. All the component parts tasted good tho!

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 6:22 pm
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Realized I'd never pasted in the full recipe! Here goes!

Sadie's Fudge Toffee Cheesecake
Servings: 8-10

Comments:
This decadent cheesecake is a chocoholic's dream. It's silky smooth and deeply chocolate. Be careful not to overbake. The filling will wobble when the pan is gently shaken, but will firm up as the cheesecake cools.

Ingredients:
2 cups chocolate wafer crumbs
1/3 cup melted butter
1 can Eagle BrandŽ sweetened condensed milk, caramelized* (see below)
3 Skor chocolate bars, crumbled (this is much easier if you freeze the bars first)
3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese at room temperature (do not use light cream cheese)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup Kahlua liqueur
3 eggs, at room temperature
6 (1-ounce) squares semi-sweet chocolate, melted and cooled

Garnish: (optional)
2 (1-ounce) squares semi-sweet chocolate
Chocolate curls


Instructions:
*To Carmelize sweetened condensed milk:
To caramelize the sweetened condensed milk, simmer slowly in the top of a double boiler for about an hour, or longer, until it thickens and turns a golden brown. Stir occasionally. Set aside to cool.

(Note: Any brand of sweetened condensed milk may be substituted for the Eagle BrandŽ.)

Generously grease the sides of a 9-inch springform pan. Wrap the outside of the pan with a double layer of foil to prevent the butter in the crust from leaking out.

Combine the chocolate crumbs and melted butter and press onto the bottom and part way up the sides of the greased pan. Bake in a preheated 350° F (180°C) oven for 10 minutes then set aside to cool.

Spread the caramelized sweetened condensed milk over the cooled crust (warm it in the microwave for a few seconds if necessary). Sprinkle the 3 crushed Skor bars evenly over the caramel layer. If you've had to reheat the caramel before spreading, let it cool for a moment before adding the Skor bars.

With an electric mixer, beat the softened cream cheese and sugar until smooth, scraping down the bowl several times. Add the eggs, one at a time and beat only till smooth (don't overbeat the batter once you've added the eggs or the cheesecake could crack). Quickly stir in the melted chocolate and Kahlua (can do this by hand). Pour the batter over the caramel layer. It should almost fill the pan.

Bake the cheesecake in a preheated 350° F (180°C) oven for approximately 50-55 minutes. It will be set around the edges, but the center will wobble when you gently shake the pan. Turn the oven off and leave the cake in the oven for 1 hour, then completely cool at room temperature before putting it in the fridge. Run a sharp knife around the edge of the cake when it first starts to cool so that it doesn't pull away from the sides of the pan and crack. Refrigerate overnight before removing the sides of the pan.

To garnish, melt 2 squares of semi-sweet chocolate and drizzle over the top and down the sides of the chilled cake. Pile chocolate curls in the center.

Tip: Before preheating the oven set a large pan of water on the bottom rack. This adds moisture while the cheesecake is baking and will help to prevent cracks.

Makes 8-10 servings.

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 11:41 pm
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Oh my! I'll bet that stuff is illegal in Massachusettes!

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Post Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 2:55 am
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It's quite nummy, even if most of the sweetened condensed milk ended up all over the microwave!

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Post Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 2:06 pm
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Gonna try this again for Christmas, using the giant bowl to caramelize the sweetened condensed milk...

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