Dulce de leche originates from Argentina and is made from cow’s milk. Cajeta is from Mexico and is made with goat’s milk. Both are made by slowly cooking milk for hours until the natural sugars in the milk caramelize. Cajeta and dulce de leche are interchangeable in the recipes in this book (see Sources). You can make your own dulce de leche from sweet condensed milk. Many recipes are available online.
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