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Where can I find Dulce de leche?

I do not want to experiment making it at home. It's called Confiture de Lait in French. Does anyone know where I can find some in Switzerland? Thanks
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Re: Where can I find Dulce de leche?

I have seen it at Coop. Close to the jams, jellies and curds.

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Re: Where can I find Dulce de leche?

You can get proper South American Dulce de Leche in Globus, i recall. The translation you gave is similar stuff but doesnt quite do it for me in the same way as the Argentine stuuf
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I do not want to experiment making it at home. It's called Confiture de Lait in French. Does anyone know where I can find some in Switzerland? Thanks
Dulce de Leche is Dulce de leche!!!!

In Luzern, Luzern City Argentinian Restaurant in Helvetiaplatz and at Casa Martinez in Littau. Original Dulce de Leche.
Coop: an awful copycat called "Dulce de Leche" that costs a leg and an arm.

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Re: Where can I find Dulce de leche?

Thank you all-
but where in Coop? I've asked the attendants for both Dulce de leche and confiture de lait but they seem to have no clue of what I am talking about. Are those the terms they use here?
I'll check out Globus. Still new here, haven't been to that place as yet.
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They have it at El Maiz too: http://www.elmaiz.ch/
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Re: Where can I find Dulce de leche?

Get yourself a can of sweetened condensed milk and boil it for 90mins. Or pour it into a casserole, cover it and bake it in the over.

Dulce de leche in one of easiest things in the world to make.

For me confiture de lait it not the same but you can find in near the jams/jellies. Bonne Maman makes a good one.




Preheat the oven to 425° F (220° C).

Pour one can (400 gr/14 ounces) of sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk) into a glass pie plate or shallow baking dish. Stir in a few flecks of sea salt.

Set the pie plate within a larger pan, such as a roasting pan, and add hot water until it reaches halfway up the side of the pie plate.

Cover the pie plate snugly with aluminum foil and bake for 1 to 1¼ hours. (Check a few times during baking and add more water to the roasting pan as necessary).

Once the Dulce de Leche is nicely browned and caramelized, remove from the oven and let cool. Once cool, whisk until smooth.

Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Warm gently in a warm water bath or microwave oven before using.
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Re: Where can I find Dulce de leche?

Thank you miniMia. I think I'll go with baking- boiling a can sounds Dangerous with a capital D! Just one more question: This home made Dulce de leche won't become too hard upon cooling will it? I'd like to use it in a pie which needs to be refrigerated before serving.
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Thank you miniMia. I think I'll go with baking- boiling a can sounds Dangerous with a capital D! Just one more question: This home made Dulce de leche won't become too hard upon cooling will it? I'd like to use it in a pie which needs to be refrigerated before serving.
They say it's dangerous but I've done it several times. Not here in Argentina though as it's the capital of dulce de leche! lol I learned from my brother who used to make it when he worked in a restaurant.

No. It won't get too hard. The condensed milk doesn't have enough sugar to make the really stiff caramel. But you should probably take out of the fridge a bit before you use it. I like to micro wave it (at tiny bit) and pour it on ice cream. Yum. Also good with bananas. Well, bananas & ice cream! & strawberries & a bit of chocolate sauce and some nuts.... wait... I'm going over board! :P
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Re: Where can I find Dulce de leche?

ooo this is not a good idea... now i can (try to) make dulce de leche

and now that the swimming sites are closing, the weather is not good.. and my having access to that manjar de los dioses and not working out regularly

im going to go back home fat.. that is going be sure now
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They say it's dangerous but I've done it several times. Not here in Argentina though as it's the capital of dulce de leche! lol I learned from my brother who used to make it when he worked in a restaurant.

No. It won't get too hard. The condensed milk doesn't have enough sugar to make the really stiff caramel. But you should probably take out of the fridge a bit before you use it. I like to micro wave it (at tiny bit) and pour it on ice cream. Yum. Also good with bananas. Well, bananas & ice cream! & strawberries & a bit of chocolate sauce and some nuts.... wait... I'm going over board! :P
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I've seen dulce de leche in the Coop near the jams, preserves, lemon curd, etc. It has a "fine food" label. Maybe in a bigger coop.
I have not seen sweetened condensed milk in a can, only in a tube...near the UHT milk products, and whipped cream, not refrigerated.
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Re: Where can I find Dulce de leche?

My wife makes it at home out of condensed milk cans, but every now and then, when she orders yerba she also puts a couple of jars in the order. She usually gets both yerba and dulce de leche (Chimbote in the glass jar, or Havana also in glass jars) from mate-tee.de. Unbelievably they are cheaper (including international shipping from Germany) than the local Mate-Tea.ch or yerba.ch.
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Re: Where can I find Dulce de leche?

I just saw it last week at Globus in Luzern.
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Thank you all-
but where in Coop? I've asked the attendants for both Dulce de leche and confiture de lait but they seem to have no clue of what I am talking about. Are those the terms they use here?
I'll check out Globus. Still new here, haven't been to that place as yet.
In the fancy dept of sweetness at Coop (not a small one) you will find lemon curd and dulce de leche.

Good luck
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Re: Where can I find Dulce de leche?

I agree - Globus or Manor for the Argentinian dulce de leche.

If you want to try something Swiss, what about the confiture de lait made from Gruyere milk? I buy it from the local cheese shop.
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My wife makes it at home out of condensed milk cans, but every now and then, when she orders yerba she also puts a couple of jars in the order. She usually gets both yerba and dulce de leche (Chimbote in the glass jar, or Havana also in glass jars) from mate-tee.de. Unbelievably they are cheaper (including international shipping from Germany) than the local Mate-Tea.ch or yerba.ch.
I find Chimbote to be the stiffer, stickier kind. I like the smooth ones better. But I'm open to suggestion!

If you want me to send stuff let me know. But quick. I'm plotting my escape.

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PPS, Sharon! I'm so sorry. I actually read you original post wrong!!! I though you said you WANTED to experiment at home. I missed the "NOT".
I wasn't being cheeky. But now you have lots of options. Good luck!
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Re: Where can I find Dulce de leche?

Thnx, Mia, but my parents, my brother and my in-laws live in Buenos Aires, so when I feel stingy (it kindda hurts me to pay €5/kg of dulce de leche when in Argentina it retails for perhaps a tenth of that, but I know...I know...I'm not there) I can always ask them to bring some.

Just curious (and totally off-topic): why do you want to run away ? Don't like it in Argentina ?
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Thnx, Mia, but my parents, my brother and my in-laws live in Buenos Aires, so when I feel stingy (it kindda hurts me to pay €5/kg of dulce de leche when in Argentina it retails for perhaps a tenth of that, but I know...I know...I'm not there) I can always ask them to bring some.

Just curious (and totally off-topic): why do you want to run away ? Don't like it in Argentina ?

lol. Sorry, for the OT: It was my turn to be a tiny bit dramatic. I've loved my 3 years here. It's an amazing city. But my DH is starting to get some offers. So, I'm preparing myself to go somewhere else.

My only issue is that I'm so far away from family & (old) friends & flights are long & expensive.

I consider myself extremely luck to have had this opportunity.

PS, Mate is horrible! :P
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I have seen it at Coop. Close to the jams, jellies and curds.
Yes! It is not quite the same but pretty much similar otherwise you can make your own by boiling a tin of condensed milk for 2 hours or you can order it from the americansupermarket
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