Alfajores from Argentina- Dulche de Leche Sandwich Cookies

Alfajores from Argentina- Dulche de Leche Sandwich Cookies

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How the time flies, one doesn’t realize. This is the third Mega Marathon, I’m participating. Last year during April, I took part in mega marathon for the first time. I had almost said no to the Mega marathon at that time as I hadn’t prepared a single dish, but all my co bloggers boosted me up to take part and I could complete that marathon successfully with the resolution that next time I’ll plan ahead. But acc to the popular saying “old habits die hard” even I couldn’t improve upon myself. A year has passed but my habit of not planning ahead hasn’t changed ?. But with full zeal, Here I’m, no list, no recipe in hand or in mind, but a determination that I’ll do it.

Mega marathon is an event, in which all the participating bloggers are to post consecutively the whole month leaving Sundays. This April we are to post baked goodies from the different countries of the world, so the theme is ABC Bake around the world. That means the name of the dish should follow alphabetic sequence i.e. starting from A to Z. We can post at the max 3 dishes from a country. Doesn’t it sound interesting? So take a gastronomic tour with me everyday, peeking into the cuisine of a different country to give a pleasant surprise to your taste buds.

Today being the first day of this marathon, my entry into this marathon with letter A is Alfajores from Argentina.

Alfajoes

Alfajores are the the soft, crumbly cookies made with cornstarch. Doesn’t it sound interesting? Yeah, it is…. When I first landed up here and saw the cookies, I was a bit skeptical how these cookies would taste like. Still, I thought of giving them a try. When these were out of oven and I tasted them, the cookies on their own didn’t have much a taste. Anyway, I wanted to complete the task. So, the next step was to sandwich Dulce de leche between cookies. Omg! How wonderful they tasted after completion, I have no words for them. Crisp and crumbly cookies with dense and sticky interior, just contrary to one another with mind boggling results… Hey! Don’t listen to my words only… Make it yourself and feel their magical taste in your mouth.

Here goes the recipe .

recipe of alfajores


Prep Time: 10 min              Baking Time: 12-15 min              Makes: 15 sandwich cookies


Alfajores Ingredients

All purpose flour
1 cup
Corn flour1 cup
Baking powder 1 tsp
Butter 100 grams
Sugar 40 grams
Vanilla
½ tsp
Condensed milk
1 can

Method:

For Cookies

Cream butter till light.

Add powdered sugar to the butter and whisk till light and fluffy.

Sieve together all purpose flour, corn flour and baking powder.

Add flour mix to the butter mix little at a time and incorporate to make a sticky dough.

Roll the dough into a ball and place in refrigerator to harden till manageable for about 30 min.

Take out the dough and roll into a thin sheet.

Cut into discs with a cookie cutter.

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Bake at 180 C for 12-15 minutes till lightly browned.

Transfer to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely.

For Dulce de Leche:

Take a can of condensed milk and remove label from its sides.

Make two holes on the top.

Place can in a small pot and fill with water. Bring to a gentle simmer and maintain water level about 1″ below top of the can at all times.

Simmer for about 4 hours. Allow it to cool completely before opening the can.

Delicious dulche de leche is ready.

Sandwiching the Cookies:

Take a cookie and spread Dulce de Leche all over it.

Place another cookies over it to make a sandwich.

Roll the sides of cookie in dessicated coconut.

Make all the cookies in the same manner.

Enjoy the deliciousness and store the extra, if any.

Note:

The dough if quite sticky. It during working, you find it difficult to handle, keep in fridge for sometime.

15 thoughts on “Alfajores from Argentina- Dulche de Leche Sandwich Cookies

  1. Wow Alfajores i have bookmarked this fantastic bake and its still in my to do list. You have baked them super prefectly Ritu. Gal u rock and wat an incredible bake to kick start this Mega marathon.

  2. We are all sailing in the same ship I guess – not completely ready for the mega marathon. Lovely choice for A and to start the marathon. You have baked the Alfajores perfectly!!!

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