From: The White House Gardener Mysteries by Dorothy St. James
Despite (or rather because of) my aunts attempts to teach me to cook, I am quite hopeless in the kitchen. I blame that on the fact that Aunt Alba and Aunt Willow have never agreed on how to do anything.
But that doesn't mean I haven't learned a few foolproof recipes in my years living away from home (and away from my well-meaning but meddling aunts.)
One such recipe is perfect for the end of summer and the beginning of fall. And that's my one ingredient caramel. Perfect for drizzling on ice cream or apples.
A can of sweetened condensed milk (low fat will work as well as whole milk).
- Open can of condensed milk.
- Pour into a canning jar and tighten the lid.
- Put jar into a slow cooker.
- Fill slow cooker with enough water that it covers the lid of the jar.
- Cover and cook on low for 8 hours, or until the condensed milk darkens.
What you get is a tasty caramel that will make your mouth water!
I would post a picture of the finished product, but Jack and I have already eaten the latest batch.
So, you see, I can cook without burning down the apartment. To keep that good impression you have of me and my cooking abilities, whatever you do, do not read THE SCARLET PEPPER.
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Praise for FLOWERBED OF STATE (book #1 in the White House Gardener Mysteries):
"Credible characters, a fast-paced plot, and a light look at political life in Washington, D.C., will delight cozy fans." ~ Publishers Weekly
Praise for THE SCARLET PEPPER (book #2 in the White House Gardener Mysteries):
"A potboiler of homicide, blackmail, journalism, power and sex - but one that St. James handles with taste as well as verve - “The Scarlet Pepper” fulfills the promise of last year’s series debut, “Flowerbed of State,” and then some." ~ Richmond Times-Dispatch
Praise for OAK AND DAGGER (book #3 in the White House Gardener Mysteries):
"Hang on tight! This story is a wild ride! I loved it!" ~ Escape with Dollycas into a Good Book Blog