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Re: Dulce de Leche courtesy of Bron
« Reply #30 on: December 15, 2009, 05:43:18 pm »
JulieO- am very proud of you! what amazing photos, can just taste the caramel oooooooh!
Mamabel- what a bugger! >:( >:( how about next time not putting in so much, try 700g milk at first and then after 15 mins add the rest. And place THX on a tray in the middle of the kitchen table! I have never had a problem, but I use long life milk here to make this.
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Re: Dulce de Leche courtesy of Bron
« Reply #31 on: December 18, 2009, 12:28:11 pm »
Argggggggggggggggggggh!  It happened again.  *sob*

This time I caught it as it just spilled over, and I had sat TMX on a tea towel after measuring everything in...

I bought supermarket milk, I had a new batch of raw sugar, a scant amount of bi-carb.  I set it at 100 instead of Varoma.  I had it on 4 instead of 5 - gently, gently...  Basket on top of course, to avoid splatter and allow airflow.

Argh!  After 10 mins it was a foaming mess.

This experimentation is getting sticky and expensive.  Is there anything else I've missed?  I'm thinking of buying that super-icky supermarket caramel I'm so turned off by 3 failures.  It's really weird as our first batches were perfectly divine!

Nothing else I make in the TMX is failing, so pretty sure the machine's in good health!
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Re: Dulce de Leche courtesy of Bron
« Reply #32 on: December 18, 2009, 12:55:04 pm »
How strange, what a pain! I would start with only 700g and after 20 mins add the rest! Try it with less quantity!
I made this 2 days ago, without the cream (my diet) and went out shopping, leaving my eldest DD supervising, who forgot to supervise :-)) :-)) :-)) and then she rang me in a panic, when I got home, it was ready for the bin! :o :o :o overcooked lumpy disgusting in fact, and just as I was about to put it in the bin, I thought hey, when custard separates, add more milk and blitz! Oh JD! You would have been proud of me! It worked, I added about half a MC of cold milk, blitzed for a few seconds and then reprogrammed for a further 10 mins, it worked !!! woohoo! I almost binned it too! thankgod I didnt! It WAS perfect!
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Re: Dulce de Leche courtesy of Bron
« Reply #33 on: December 18, 2009, 01:23:43 pm »
Bron, you've done it again.  Who would have thought that such a small amount of milk could do the job. Not only that, to reprogram for 10 minutes - I would have thought that was far too long but well, you are a genius. Well done   8) 8) :-* :-*
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Re: Dulce de Leche courtesy of Bron
« Reply #34 on: December 19, 2009, 05:30:42 am »
Think I'll have to try it and see.  ???  Just worry that going at 4 instead of 5 may allow the foam to form
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Re: Dulce de Leche courtesy of Bron
« Reply #35 on: December 19, 2009, 05:55:07 am »
Well done, Bron!

So 4 might allow foam to form Mr T?  I figured I had altered other things, but not speed, so I'd try that.  There are so many variables when you think of it...  DH even asked me what season I did the other batch in and thought about the boiling point of milk and atmospheric pressure and so on...  Or maybe he was pulling my leg!?

Sigh, I wish it'd work 'cos when I did this recipe the first 2 times it was perfect.
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Re: Dulce de Leche courtesy of Bron
« Reply #36 on: December 19, 2009, 08:21:49 am »
Ok - THE ANSWER - it is the SPEED !!!!!!

I started making as per the instructions and after 20 minutes it is all going brilliantly.

Then I decided to experiment.  If I turn the speed down to 3 then foam started swelling up inside like a volcano and if you turn the speed back up to 5 then it won't overflow !!   ;D ;D

So, tried againa few times and I AM CONVINCED - if it goes at greater then 4.5 it is OK - but slower and you are likely to have a mess.

It is fun turning it down and then stopping the overflow by speeding it up.

Hope you give it a go Bel - even try just with a small amount of milk without the rest to begin - set it to Varoma and speed 3 and watch - as it starts to foam turn it up to 5.
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Re: Dulce de Leche courtesy of Bron
« Reply #37 on: December 19, 2009, 08:59:49 am »
OK - tried to get some evidence on video:




You can hear the motor speeding up and then slows downa as it bubbles up and then when speeding up it settles down.

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Re: Dulce de Leche courtesy of Bron
« Reply #38 on: December 19, 2009, 09:44:33 am »
Very well worked out TMXer.  More gold stars.
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Re: Dulce de Leche courtesy of Bron
« Reply #39 on: December 19, 2009, 10:55:15 am »
I love it when someone works out the solution to someone else's problem - well done Thermomixer. Enjoy your dulce de leche, what did you do with it?
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Re: Dulce de Leche courtesy of Bron
« Reply #40 on: December 20, 2009, 01:37:37 pm »
I think he is sending it to me so I can overcome my dulce de leche phobia! :p

Thank you, thank you Mr T for scientifically testing the speed theory.  So I can use Lucy's creamy milk and not the icky shop stuff as long as I have that machine whirring on 5 (or 6 perhaps)?

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Re: Dulce de Leche courtesy of Bron
« Reply #41 on: December 20, 2009, 11:53:04 pm »
Well done Mr T! Saved the day! Yet Again! :-* :-* :-*
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Re: Dulce de Leche courtesy of Bron
« Reply #42 on: December 21, 2009, 11:49:19 am »
Super Thermomixer does it again!  ;D

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Re: Dulce de Leche courtesy of Bron
« Reply #43 on: December 21, 2009, 12:05:17 pm »

Thank you, thank you Mr T for scientifically testing the speed theory.  So I can use Lucy's creamy milk and not the icky shop stuff as long as I have that machine whirring on 5 (or 6 perhaps)?


5 is fast enough - probably anywhere past 4.5 - really goes so much faster.  6 may be a little fast.
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Re: Dulce de Leche courtesy of Bron
« Reply #44 on: December 21, 2009, 12:13:46 pm »
Super Thermomixer does it again!  ;D

What would we do without you?  ;)


I guess we'd have to battle on like the rest of the world. (except Mrs T of course)
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