However, since we live with this philosophy that " if live gives you only lemons, then, make a lemonade", we ended up with a delicious dulce de leche cortada.
For the future record, here is one traditional Cuban recipe from the 1920's; and here is a modern adaptation, for our English-speaking viewers.
Believe me, it's a no-brainer. This is the recipe we used to make it at home, in Cuba:
- 8 cups of milk
- 1/4 teaspoon of lemon zest
- 1/2 cup of fresh squeezed lemon juice, which, in Cuban, means lime juice (limones criollos are the best!)
- 1 large cinnamon stick
- 1 cup of sugar (either refined or brown)
- 2 whole eggs
Slighly different ingredients --going back to the "right to food" and the chronic scarcity-- but the preparation method is the same.
Buen provecho, y a engordar!