Pastillas de Leche



5 cups fresh milk1 cup sugarzest of 1 lime2 tablespoons butter3/4 cup full cream powdered milk


- In a wide, nonstick skillet over low heat, combine milk and sugar and stir until sugar is dissolved.- Cook, regularly stirring and scraping sides and bottom of the pan, for about 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until milk is reduced and mixture turns into a thin paste.- Add lime zest and stir to combine.- Add butter and powdered milk and stir until smooth and well combined.- Continue to cook for about 3 to 5 minutes or until the mixture begins to pull from sides of the pan and turns into a soft dough.- Transfer mixture into a lightly-oiled plate and allow to cool to touch.- Divide mixture into about 40 portions and roll each portion into logs of about 1-inch long.- Roll pastillas in the remaining 1/3 cup sugar until fully coated. Wrap each piece in Japanese paper.

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