Alfajores are a very typical dessert that we can find in several Latin American countries, we can find them in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, among other countries.
What are alfajores?
Alfajores are delicious cookies filled, made with wheat flour and cornstarch, and that have a sweet filling inside, known as dulce de leche, arequipe, or cajeta, depending on the place of preparation.
Can we make these alfajores without using chocolate?
The preparation of these alfajores may vary from place to place. It is changing the last detail that made to the alfajor in its preparation. That is, in many places, they choose to use a layer of black or white chocolate. Still, on many occasions, we can replace this ingredient with icing sugar, or sprinkle grated coconut, and some decide to leave it more simply and not add anything else.
This recipe is straightforward to prepare. Yes, the first thing that does is to make the cookies, and once baked, they are filled and coated. The most common filling that we can find in alfajores is the arequipe. However, it is possible to find some fillings with the traditional blackberry or guava jam.
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- 125 g of butter
- 75 g of sugar
- 2 egg yolks
- 100 g wheat flour
- 150 g cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder.
- 1 lemon
- White or black chocolate
- Arequipe to taste.
- In a bowl, mix the butter with the sugar until you get a soft cream (the butter should be at room temperature).
- When you have obtained the sweet cream, add the egg yolks one by one and integrate them into the dough.
- Then, grate the lemon and add the zest while continuing to beat. When you reach this point, heat the oven to 180 ° C.
- Now add the previously sifted flour and cornstarch and baking powder. (You can sift everything together, but don’t skip this step, it’s essential).
- After integrating the above, start kneading with your hands, you should do it until you get a consistent, thick, and lump-free dough.
- Then, spread the dough with the help of a roller, leaving it with a thickness of 0.5 cm. Once well extended, cut medium or small circles of the desired size, and place them on a previously floured baking sheet.
- Bake the alfajores for about 5 to 7 minutes until the rings lightly browned. It would be best if you did not let them brown a lot.
- Remove from the oven and let them cool. Then, please take one of the circles, try it on the arequipe and place another ring on top.
- In a bowl, add the chocolate and place it to melt in the water bath or the microwave for one-two minutes.
- Place each alfajor in the melted chocolate to get the chocolate layer.
- Let the chocolate harden so you can enjoy them.