Today I am sharing with you another classic of French cuisine: confiture de lait. Confiture de lait can be literally translated into milk jam but it is like dulce de leche. While it is a specialty of Normandy in the North-West of France, you can find dulce de leche in different parts of the world under different names. For those who are not familiar with dulce de leche or confiture de lait, it is a thick caramel sauce made from milk, sugar and vanilla that have been evaporated. It is perfect for sweet tooth like me and is a great addition to cake and cookies or as a topping for your crepes!
Let’s start cooking!
- 1 liter whole milk
- 2 cups + 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 vanilla bean
1- Pour the milk in a large pot, add the sugar and the vanilla beans. Slowly bring to boil and stir consistently.
2- When it starts boiling turn the burner to medium heat and let cook for 2 h. Stir regularly.
3- After 2 h, the mixture should have started to thicken. Keep stirring until the mixture becomes thick and stay on the back of your spoon.
4- Pour into jars and store them in the fridge. Once opened, you can keep it for a week.
Confiture de lait is absolutely delicious and the perfect addition to your crepes!
I hope you will enjoy this recipe! Let me know in the comment what you think about this recipe and if you liked it.
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Thank you for reblogging my recipe! 🙂
Mine became hard and crystalized… what did I do wrong? Also, can I use vanilla extract instead of a pod?
Hello Shicks, I’m not sure what happened. The only thing I can think about is that maybe you cooked the mixture a bit too long. For teh vanilla, yes you can use vanilla extract instead.