Instagram is an amazing way to connect with people and make friends.
I’ve been able to learn about new restaurants, get delicious recipes, be inspired by stunnng food photography, try new tasty products as well as meet the brilliant people behind all these things.
One such wonderful group of people that I’ve met were the family behind Doulsi Dulce De Leche, a small batch dulce de leche business.
Here they are (minus one), generously allowing me to take a snapshot. I met up with them on a trip to Adelaide recently and they shared the Doulsi story.
They immigrated from Argentina over a decade ago, after falling in love with Australia during several trips. It was a tough move, not without its challenges, but they have thrived in South Australia.
They created Doulsi because they wanted to rekindle fond memories of dulce de leche from their childhood. They aimed to craft a wholesome and artisanal milk jam, that tastes like it is meant to.
The family is the business, all of them have a part to play, from engineering the specialized dulce de leche machinery, to creating fantastic recipes using the product in the kitchen, to running social media, web design and of course, making the dulce de leche. They are a busy and talented family of four!
The dulce de leche itself is based on a traditional argentinian recipe and uses local milk, rather than the milk powder favoured by competitors, and big brands.
It also has no preservatives, or colours, and Frank makes them in small batches of around 40 jars.
After, eating my way through a jar of Doulsi way quicker than I care to admit, I can safely say that this point of difference truly makes the dulce taste lusciously rich and creamy.
Check this out – dulce de leche is like caramel, but creamier, spreadable and less sweet. I’ve tried it with greek yoghurt, spread on toast with cacao nibs and even as a fruit dip (it tastes heavenly with bananas).
The lovely Norma, who creates recipes and bakes the amazing treats you see on Doulsi’s Instagram, generously baked us some DELICIOUS palmiers sandwiched with dulce de leche.
They were so pretty that I had to take some photos – they are so easy to make too. She shares this one and lots of other great recipes here. 😍
I’m also going to be doing some baking using Doulsi, which I will share on Instagram.
If you are keen to find out more about dulce de leche and Doulsi, check them out here.