|Preparation time||1 h 40 min|
|Ready In||1 h 40 min|
|Level of Difficulty||Very Easy|
Baba de camelo is a traditional Portuguese dessert made with sweetened condensed milk, eggs, and caramel sauce. It is a creamy and sweet dessert that is usually served cold. The name "baba de camelo" translates to "camel's drool" in English, and some believe it got its name because of its creamy texture and caramel color, which resembles the drool of a camel.
Baba de camelo is a popular dessert in Portugal and is often served at family gatherings and celebrations. It is also sometimes known as "doce da avó" or "grandmother's sweet" because it is a classic dessert that has been passed down through generations.
- Bring a large pan of water to a rolling boil.
- Make sure that you put enough water in the pan to completely cover the can you're about to cook.
- Remove the label from the can of sweetened condensed milk and carefully submerge it into the boiling water using a pair of tongs or a slotted spoon.
- Make sure you place the can on its side, so it can roll around. If you place the can bottom or top-side down, the boiling water can cause it to bounce up and down, which is really annoying...
- Cook the can for 3 hours, making sure the can is covered with water at all times.
- Add more boiling water if necessary.
- Using a pair of tongs, a fork or a slotted spoon, take the can out of the pan and place it onto a heatproof surface to cool.
- Make sure it has cooled to room temperature before you open the can.
- Once you open the can, add de condensed milk to a bowl, add the yolks and beat for 5 minutes. .
- Beat the egg whites separately until it forms peaks and carefully incorporate them into the cooked condensed milk.
- Add the mixture to individual serving cups.
- Sprinkle with the grated almonds or Maria Biscuits.
- Place it in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour and 30 minutes, or until it is consistent.