i'm making dulce de leche - the boil in the can variety - and using it as a filling for a cake. i've never done this before and didn't know if i could make it ahead of time, say a day before i use it? does anyone have the answer for this?
Is it not much easier to just buy it? You can get it easily in any Argentinian grocery store or even in major grocery stores. I use a Presidents Choice brand from Canada...wonderfull, rich..without the fuss!
Nestle's also makes a dulce de leche. I have found it at Walmart, next to the condensed milk cans. HTH
I always make dulce de leche in the can. Cheap, way easy and saves time by making ahead. And I store it in the same can unopened or up to three months in tupperware. I say 3 mos because if I don't have a cake order for it the family eats it in no time. It probably keeps longer.
When I use it I always make it the day before so it has plenty of time to cool off. I usually do several cans at a time and I do save them unopened. The only issue I have had, after a couple of months, is the sugar at the bottom will crsytalize a little, but you can put it through a strainer and it is still good.
I also like the Nestle's brand and have been using it and like it just as much. It does save the 3 hours of cooking it and waiting for it to cool. Not sure what the price difference is though.