Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Dangelas Manjar with La Lechera or Sweetened Condensed milk

Delicious Sweet and Savory Treat

My little boys best friend, has an older sister, who is just a sweetheart.  Her name is Dangela and she is so good with Alex and Ben.  She's a lot of fun to hang around, and she has made a delicious treat which she brought me for Christmas.  My favorite things to receive on Christmas are always homemade.  This was a most special gift because Dangela had created it on her own.  I wanted to share this recipe because it is sweet and savory, a lovely combination. 

Dangela is from Chile, but has lived here since she was a little girl.  Her mother, Ana, is a fabulous cook and decorator.  So the apple didn't fall far from the tree where cooking is concerned.   The ingredient in the Manjar is La Lechera.  If you can't find La Lechera, you can use *sweetened condensed milk. 

Dangelas Manjar:
1 can *La Lechera
2 bags unsalted crackers (like Saltines)
Pour La Lechera into a bowl
Crush the crackers very well and add to the bowl
Stir to combine and then shape into balls
Put in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator

*If you don't have La Lechera, then use 1 can sweetened condensed milk,
Place unopened can in hot water and boil for 3-4 hours until it turns a caramel color.
Don't use the easy open can, use the can that you have to use a can opener for, or it will open itself and boil over causing a mess.

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