Last week, I made carnitas by braising the meat with orange and a tablespoon of condensed milk. I don’t like food waste. I keep left over stuff on the freezer and that’s why my freezer is always pack. Well, I know I could make dulce de leche from the left over condensed milk. Then, I found this recipe from Martha Stewart website. Not only I could use my condensed milk but also use the remaining half orange. I never had these cookies before. I never heard of them before. But I knew it’s going to be delicious and boy I was absolutely right!
I added orange zest on the dough. The dough is wet like a cake batter. It’s a little bit difficult to make them uniform. Next time I pipe them to have a better round shape. And I thought of this after I finished baking them.
Baked them at 350°F for 17 minutes.
The cookies themselves are delicious! They are soft like madeleines.
For the filling, I toasted some coconuts and made dulce de leche. My mother who makes dulce de leche by boiling the can of condensed milk. Since mine was already out of the can, I found this recipe using an oven. I baked it for 1.5 hours at 425°F but still not as golden color as I wanted. I’ll bake it longer next time.
“Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile.”
― William Cullen Bryant