So, this post is really all about what others have been up to. I have been making some really good food from my friend Melanie’s blog, My Kitchen Café. I didn’t get to post about this chicken recipe, but I can tell you that it was delicious. I have also made her French Bread Rolls twice now and they are sooo good! I have also been wanting to make some Dulce de Leche for quite a while. I just hadn’t gotten around to it. Even after I found the recipe used here (on David Lebowitz’s site) I still didn’t get around to it. Then, I read this post over at Smitten Kitchen, and I knew I was going to have to remedy the lack of Dulce de Leche in our house. You see, sometimes (ok, fine, OFTEN) I become fixated on a technique or recipe and I can’t stop thinking about it until I do it. So, thanks to other people’s blogs, this fixation is fixed.
Now that I have tried David Lebowitz method I don’t know why anyone would go without having it on hand. Why do I mention both Melanie’s French Bread Rolls and David’s Dulce de Leche? Well, because David mentioned that he liked to just spread the milky caramel onto some French bread. I really wanted to try this, and while I fully intend to make Julia Child’s French Bread recipe again, I just didn’t have time since it was 6 pm on Saturday night when this all started. Luckily for me, there is more Dulce de Leche in the refrigerator.
I highly recommend trying these recipes out. The rolls are worthy of gracing any table, especially for the holidays, and are so beautifully easy to make. The Dulce de Leche is nothing short of divine and I can’t wait to find other ways to use it. I have a few ideas, so stay tuned. In the meantime, you should visit both Melanie’s site and David’s site for these recipes and to see all the other lovely posts they have.