Caramel is the chardonnay of burned sugars, versatile and universal. Dulce de Leche, made with sweetened milk, is like a smooth, medium-body merlot. Cajeta is burnt sweetened goats milk. Cajeta is the old, Burgundian pinot of the group. It’s funky and charming.
Coronado makes a lovely, thick version. Don’t bother with Lechera, which tastes like wet brown sugar. Yesterday Paris brought a case of the good stuff home, and this is how we made it disappear in a week.
Apples, meet cajeta
An almond butter-banana-cajeta sandwich, like most things, improves with a pinch of Maldon sea salt