What to eat with Dulce de Leche
I teach a Hispanic culture class to 10th grade students and part of our course is that we sample traditional foods on Fridays. There is no way to cook or heat in our classroom, so I'm a little limited in what I can do. This Friday, I am planning on introducing them to dulce de leche. I've made a batch already and my question is: what do I bring along for them to eat it on? Usually in my house it either goes onto alfajores, which I do not have time to make right now, or on a spoon straight out of the container!
Any suggestions for easy vehicles for dulce de leche will be greatly appreciated (bonus points for cheap!).
Is there a Latin market near you? Stop in and pick up as many Marías--a barely sweet, flat, round cookie--as you'll need for your class. Marias are from Mexico and will go well with your project. They're very cheap, too. Here in Guadalajara, we often spread dulce de leche on Marías--when we're not licking it off a spoon, straight out of the jar!
Here's a picture of what to look for:
Bread! I love dulce on toast with my morning coffee. The Maria cookies are a good idea too. They are kind of like Animal Crackers in flavor. Not too sweet.
I don't know if you have a freezer near your classroom, but my husband loves it on vanilla ice cream.