Argentinian Alfajores
 
 
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Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Cookies
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: Argentinian
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
  • 200 gr. all-purpose, flour
  • 300 gr. cornstarch
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 200 gr. butter, room temperature
  • 150 gr. sugar
  • 3 large egg yolks, room temperature
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp lime zest
For the Dulce de Leche
  • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup finely shredded coconut
  • Caster sugar for dusting
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
For the Dulce de Leche
  1. In your pressure cooker place the can of the milk after you have removed the paper label.
  2. You will place it with its side down in horizontal position because otherwise when the water starts to bubble the can will go up and down.
  3. Cover it with water plus 2 cm / 1 inch more.
  4. Turn the heat on to the highest and bring to boil.
  5. Cover and secure the lid and wait until the valve starts to emit the steam.
  6. Immediately, lower heat to low and let it simmer for about 40 minutes.
  7. Remove from the heat and let it cool down completely.
  8. Place in a glass jar and to the fridge for at least one hour.
For the Alfajores
  1. Preheat oven to 170°C / 325°F.
  2. In your stand mixer with the paddle mix the softened butter and the sugar until pale about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the egg yolks, vanilla extract, and lime zest.
  4. Add all the dry ingredients at once, change from paddle to hook and mix until completely incorporated.
  5. Let it mix for 5 to 10 minutes and the dough will come together.
  6. Roll the dough in batches on a lightly floured surface, with thickness about 6 mm / 0,25 in. and cut into circles.
  7. Take a cookie sheet and line it with parchment paper.
  8. Place the cookies on the parchment paper leaving a small distance among them as they won’t spread.
  9. I used a 5 cm / 2 in. cookie cutter to make the circles.
  10. Bake for 10-12 minutes and don't let them brown.
  11. Cool before filling.
  12. Take a cookie and spread 1 tsp of dulce de leche.
  13. Cover with another one.
  14. Roll the cookies in the shredded coconut.
  15. Sprinkle caster sugar to cover the top and serve.
Notes/ Σημειώσεις
Recipe adapted from cookingwithbooks.net
Recipe by Culinary Flavors at http://www.culinaryflavors.gr/argentinian-alfajores/