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    Default A Glimpse of Blue and Carrot Jam...

    Jinotepe's weather has been cool with rain for five days solid!

    Got a little glimpse of blue sky this morning, and what a welcome sight indeed. Rainy days are meant for reading and it was in a 1930 herbal book (A Modern Herbal) that I found a recipe for carrot jam. A little tweaking of the recipe and the result was a tasty change from fruit jams.

    Peel, trim, and grate 1 lb of carrots. Place in pot and just cover with water. Boil for 25 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. To this pulp, add 9 oz grated dulce, 3 oz butter and the juice of 2 limes. Cook over medium high heat for about 45 minutes more, or until the jam is the consistency you like. You can leave it chunky or blend with a hand blender for a more spreadable jam. With warm rolls fresh outa' the oven and some hot Nicaraguan coffee, what a healthy way to start the day!
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    Hi there CF..
    Just wondering , for some of us who dont have the luxury of living in Nica...what could we substitute for the dulce in your carrot jam recipe??
    any suggestions??

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    Default Looks delicious!

    I'm wondering too about substituting honey or brown sugar for the dulce. One pound of carrots doesn't seem like much. *How much does the recipe produce? One pint or more? [I'm not a very good cook, but here in China, if I want Western food, I have to find a restaurant that serves Western food or cook it myself! *We'll see if it's foolproof enough for me! *:lol: ]
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    I have been useing the Dulce in place of Molasas...

    Has the basic same flavor...
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    Dark brown sugar is a good substitute for dulce. The dulce has more of a caramel flavor, though. Try adding brown sugar and a tsp of caramel extract to get darn close.
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    me again CF...my daughter is in MGA now ..she is returning next mth...not quite sure if i will be able to make it down..however, if i want her to bring me back some of that dulce..how exactly would she ask for it in the stores? not sure if u are talking about the dulce de leiche ( like the cajetas ) or is there another form of buying it??

    thanks!

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    Default Here's a post on dulce to

    show you what it looks like. These bricks are sold in the markets and food stores.

    http://www.therealnicaragua.com/phpb...asc&highlight=
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    I have seen them sold in Latin American food markets scattered through the US. You may want to take a look in your local phone book and see if there are any around your area in the US.

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