Community Recipe: Alfajores De Maizena

ALFAJORES DE MAIZENA

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Hello everyone!! Here is my first recipe, I hope you enjoy it! Alfajores are one of the most popular argentinean treats. You have many recipes but basically they are two sort of cookies fill with dulce de leche (kind of a more reduced caramel sauce, but much much better). This one is made with corn flour, dulce de leche and dry coconut.

Ingredients

  • 200 g Butter (at room temperature)
  • 150 g Sugar
  • 3 Egg Yolks
  • 1 tbsp Cognac (optional)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 300 g Cornflour
  • 200 g Rasing Flour
  • 0,5 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 Lemon Zest
  • As required Dulce de leche
  • 3 tbsp Dry coconut

Step 1

Dough

In a bowl, whisk the butter and the sugar. Add one at a time the egg yolks, the cognac, the vanilla extract and the lemon zest. Add all the dry ingredients. Knead together until it comes together into one dough. The dough is quite dry but don't worry. Then chill in the fridge for an half an hour.

Step 2

Preheat An Oven

Preheat an oven to 180º C.

Step 3

Roll And Cut

Roll out on a floured (but do not use too much) surface to 1/2 cm thick and cut out in a circular shape. Transfer the circles to a clean baking tray.

Step 4

Bake

Bake them until the cookie base has a light brown and the surface is still white. May be 10 minutes.

Step 5

Making Alfajores

Leave them to cool until completely cold. Take a circle and put a tsp of dulce de leche and put another circle, like a sandwich. Roll the alfajor in dry coconut. And that's it!

Step 6

Note

If you do not have dulce de leche but you still want to try them. You can fill them with a dark chocolate ganache and replace the lemon zest for orange zest. They are not the same but they are great any way!

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