Tuesday, February 26, 2013

What is ' Cajeta ' ?

What is ' Cajeta ' ?
Cajeta is a Mexican confection of thickened syrup usually made of sweetened caramelised milk.
The name for cajeta came from the Spanish phrase al punto de cajeta, which means 

a liquid thickened to the point at which a spoon drawn through the liquid reveals the bottom of the pot in which it is being cooked. However, it is more popularly known it takes its name from the small wooden boxes in which it was traditionally packed.
Cajeta is made by simmering goat's milk, or occasionally a sweetened liquid, stirring frequently, until it becomes very viscous due to evaporation of water, and caramelized. While goat milk is the most usual base, other liquids or juices may be used.
It has cousins in the many Indian milk-based sweets like pera and the milk fudge burfi, and in the opera fudge of the U.S. Cajeta is eaten on its own as a sweet, as a spread or filling for breads and pastries, such as churros, and as a topping for ice cream.

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