These autumn days
Sometimes one enters the house with autumn
hanging by a thread(…)
Eugénio de Andrade
Alfajores con dulce de leche
Makes 40 (20 pairs):
Dulce de leche
1 condensed milk can
Place the can totally immersed in water on a pan.
Bring to boil over high heat.
Reduce to low heat and keep boiling for 3 1/2 hours.
Add water as needed.
Open the can when completely cold (very important!).
You can also use a pressure cooker.
112 g cornstarch
125 g wheat flour
50 g butter, softened
62 g icing sugar
2 g baking powder (1/2 tsp.)
1 tsp vanilla extract
Pre-heat the oven to 250ºC.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy.
Add the egg and the vanilla extract and continue mixing until well combined.
Add the sifted flour with the cornstarch and baking powder and mix until smooth.
Roll out the dough (3-4mm thick) over a floured worksurface.
Cut 5 cm diameter cookies.
Place the alfajores into the prepared baking sheet.
Bake for 4-5 minutes.
Transfer cookies to a wire rack until completely cool.
Spread the bottoms of half of the cookies with dulche de leche.
Sandwich together with remaining cookies.
Coat with chocolate or grated coconut.