Thursday, January 12, 2012

Cappuccino Muffins With Dulce de leche Topping


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I had a wonderful Christmas but was down with bronchitis the very next day and though I did get better in time for New Year again it came back and was totally sick for a few more days. Nidhi and Cheriyan was having Christmas Holidays and both of them had a not-so-exciting-holidays...
..with a totally sick mom to take care of. I had promised tons of goodies and even promised them Mall visits......anyways I made up with them with this cappuccino muffins (which I make often) and topped it with Dulce de leche. Most of you will be familiar with this creamy toffee caramel flavor sauce. My kids just love them, so I piped this lovely saucy creamy toffee caramel on top of the muffiins and sprinkled some chocolate strands just to cheer them up.

About Dulce de leche; we do not get these here in Calicut and I don't know whether it is available in Kerala. So I usually make them with condensed milk in pressure cooker. If you would like to read about it please click here.


Dulce de leche can be made very easily in just about an hour right in your home with your pressure cooker. To get the creamy consistency just 30 minutes is needed to get this piping consistency it takes 40 minutes. You can top in on cakes, cup cakes, cookies, puddings, brownies, muffins.....

How to make Dulce de leche:
1. First let me warn you that though it is easy to make at home you have to be very CAREFUL!. One tin condensed milk is immersed in water in a pressure cooker and when the steam comes put the weight on and after the 1st whistle simmer the fire for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes switch off the flame and let it come to room temperature. Now we have a hot unopened can in the cooker which might be still hot. DO NOT OPEN it until it comes to room temperature. If you open it while still hot the can will burst because of the pressure inside. So please be careful while making this and please do not let your children handle it while still warm or hot. Open only when the can comes to room temperature....

2. Since I wanted a more thicker consistency I allowed up to 40 min on low flame, so that I can pipe on top of the muffins and it would hold own its own........if you like saucy consistency 30 minutes will be fine. This is how it looked after 40 minutes....a thick dulce de leche.

Pipe it on your muffins or cupcakes or even cookies.

Sharing with full plate Thursday. Hearth and soul blog hop.

24 comments:

  1. Super gorgeous and stunning muffins,especially love that frosting.

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  2. yummy toppig on cupcake useful tip to make dulce de leche

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  3. Looks awesome,perfectly baked and tempting

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  4. Yummy and awesome Bake.Real Good.Delish presentation

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  5. Wow thats a super delicious and wonderful looking muffins..

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  6. Awesome looking muffins . Looks simply mouthwatering.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  7. This look Delicious…You have made it awesome..Totally YUMMO..

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  8. ooooh pretty! ur pictorial of making dulce de leche is awesome. That condensed milk has transformed into such a firm consistency! :)

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  9. wow..this looks incredible..love it.

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  10. that really lovely....cant resist here seeing it...superb

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  11. Hi Nisa,
    Of course I love these muffins because it says Cappuccino. I can almost taste these awesome muffins. Thank you so much for sharing with our 1st Anniversary Party at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  12. woooooooo...hooooooooo...looooks delicious..;P
    Tasty Appetite

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  13. This looks sooooo good. I love the idea of making dulce de leche with condensed milk. It must be delicious.

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  14. Hi, I am hosting my first event and giveaway - Valentine Special. Do look it up and send me your great recipes towards the event. :)THese cupcakes would be perfect.!

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  15. These look totally delicious.
    Thanks for stopping by my space. I am based out of Hyderabad

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  16. Ohh yum yum!! I've so fallen for that dulce de leche topping. Parcel me few, pretty plz.. !

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  17. Wow...so damn tempting!!! Love the topping!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  18. I hope you are feeling better now! Your muffins looks delicious! Thank you for sharing them with the Hearth and Soul hop.

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  19. glad u are better now. yummy topping. would love some. but at home no takers for this delicious topping

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  20. What a lovely muffin! They would be a hit at my house and day, any time. Thanks for sharing your recipe with the hearth and soul hop.

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  21. I love muffins, I'm gonna try your recipe! My first attempt to make a Dulce De Leche, turns out to be Perfect!!!

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