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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

(other recipe)

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
1 egg
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.


7 Responses to “These autumn days”

  1. Brittany (He Cooks She Cooks) em 30 October, 2009

    Heck yes! I’m in Buenos Aires now, and lemme tell you, it’s tough to get alfajores with that much dulce de leche between then, but this is the way they should always be!

  2. Carolyn Kumpe em 30 October, 2009

    Ecstatically Divine!

  3. Christine Hardy-Leaf em 30 October, 2009

    Now I really do not have a sweet tooth. With the exception of anything burned and bitter. I have loved dulche de leche for years, first time with goats milk in Mexico. This is so simple, and the cookies, same as the wedding cookies without the nuts. Having friends over for Day of The Dead. This is what I will serve.
    Thank You, C

  4. isabelle em 30 October, 2009

    super appétissant et très gourmand ! je note la recette, il faut que j’essaie ces biscuits très vite ! merci :)

  5. dawn em 30 October, 2009

    wow! look at all that filling. the way it should be right? perfect.

  6. isabelle em 2 November, 2009

    Merci beaucoup pour cette merveilleuse recette ! les miens ne sont pas aussi beaux que les tiens mais ils sont vraiment excellents :)

  7. Martina em 11 November, 2009

    que maravillas!
    I want those right here, right next to me, right now.
    absolutely beautiful job!

    Martina from The Foreign Kitchen

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