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Ginger and Lime Alfajores

Prep:

Cook: 12-13 minutes

Traditionally Alfajores resemble a cookie sandwich filled with Dulce De Leche (similar to condensed milk), but of course we've added an Asian spin to it, a little more zing and a lot more va va voom! Lighten the mood with these sweet Uruguayan cookies.

Ingredients

  • 200g of butter
  • 200g all-purpose flour
  • 200g all-purpose flour
  • 300g Corn Starch
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ tsp. bicarbonate of soda
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 can of ready-made caramel
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut

Preparation Method

Sift together flour, corn starch and baking powder; set aside.

Combine the butter and icing sugar in a mixing bowl. Use an electric mixer to cream the mixture for about 3 minutes, until it gets fluffy with a light colour

Add the egg yolks and mix until incorporated.

Add the dry ingredients into the mix, and combine using a plastic spatula. Finish incorporating the ingredients by hand.

Once you have a smooth dough, refrigerate for at least an hour.

On a well-floured surface; roll out the dough to an even ½ cm-inch thickness. Use a cookie cutter to shape the cookies arrange the circles 1 inch apart on cookie sheet.

Place the cookies on the prepared baking sheets and bake them in preheated oven for 12-13 minutes at 180° until the base of the cookies gets brown.

Once cooled, Spoon on half of the cookies about a tablespoon of the caramel. Place a second cookie on top and gently press to create a sandwich.

This little cookie is huge in South America and we can see why. Who knows, maybe we can spark an Alfajore revolution in the UK! Try it out at home and let us know what you think. Got any more twists on the traditional Alfajore you can share with us? Let us know on Facebook, twitter and Instagram


Ingredients

  • 200g of butter
  • 200g all-purpose flour
  • 200g all-purpose flour
  • 300g Corn Starch
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ tsp. bicarbonate of soda
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 can of ready-made caramel
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut

Preparation Method

Sift together flour, corn starch and baking powder; set aside.

Combine the butter and icing sugar in a mixing bowl. Use an electric mixer to cream the mixture for about 3 minutes, until it gets fluffy with a light colour

Add the egg yolks and mix until incorporated.

Add the dry ingredients into the mix, and combine using a plastic spatula. Finish incorporating the ingredients by hand.

Once you have a smooth dough, refrigerate for at least an hour.

On a well-floured surface; roll out the dough to an even ½ cm-inch thickness. Use a cookie cutter to shape the cookies arrange the circles 1 inch apart on cookie sheet.

Place the cookies on the prepared baking sheets and bake them in preheated oven for 12-13 minutes at 180° until the base of the cookies gets brown.

Once cooled, Spoon on half of the cookies about a tablespoon of the caramel. Place a second cookie on top and gently press to create a sandwich.

This little cookie is huge in South America and we can see why. Who knows, maybe we can spark an Alfajore revolution in the UK! Try it out at home and let us know what you think. Got any more twists on the traditional Alfajore you can share with us? Let us know on Facebook, twitter and Instagram

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