Alfajor is a traditional delicacy from many Latin American countries , mainly from Argentina , since it has been in that country for more than 130 years. Other countries with a tradition of alfajores are Peru , Uruguay , Chile and Spain . This treat is composed of two biscuits / cookies joined in the center by a sweet filling (sweet milk , sweet fruit, chocolate , mousse , etc.) and is usually bathed in chocolate or glazed.
The word “alfajor” is derived from the Arabic “[al-hasú]”, whose meaning is “filling”. The alfajor entered Iberia during the al-Andalus period with the entry of the Arabs to the European continent.
There are many delicious recipes made to the taste of those who make it, this recipe that is proposed to you is very delicious on the palate, enjoy it.
-350 grs. of flour
– 1 teaspoon of baking powder
-3 grated chocolate bars
-150 grs. of butter
-1 teaspoon vanilla decency
-100 grs. of sugar
Step 1: Sift the flour with the baking powder. Make a hole in the middle and add the chocolate, butter, yolks, vanilla essence and sugar. Incorporate the vanilla essence or the lemon zest and mix well. Form a not very soft dough and stretch fine.
Step 2: Make medallions and place on a sheet smeared with butter and floured. Let cool and unite with dulce de leche.
To bathe the alfajores:
Step 1: Grate 3 bars of chocolate topping or cup chocolate. Place over low heat with 3 tablespoons of dulce de leche and 3 tablespoons of cornstarch. Stir until you get a smooth and creamy bath.
Step 2: Bathe the alfajores on both sides.
Tips, secrets and variants for Chocolate Alfajores: Let the bath dry and keep wrapped with aluminum foil. They are very rich with sliced almonds or chopped nuts attached to the edges.