Community Cocina: Argentinian Alfajores


Last night we had another incredible evening during our Community Cocina program! We are truly thankful to everyone that took their time to attend this workshop, and that enjoyed the delicious alfajores prepared thanks to the facilitations of Chef Yamira Johnson of Breaking Bread with Mira!

We want to express our deepest appreciation to the Orlando United Assistance Center for their continued partnership as they open their space and allow us to facilitate this highly educational and engaging workshop.

In case you missed it, check out the recipe below!

Alfrajores

  • Prep time: 15 minutes

  • Cooking time: 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of cornstarch

  • 1 3⁄4 cups of flour

  • 1⁄2 teaspoon of baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon of salt

  • 1 cup of butter

  • 1⁄2 cup of powdered sugar

  • 1 -2 tablespoon of honey whiskey brandy (Wild Honey)

  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla

  • 1 cup of dulce de leche

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Place the cornstarch, flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl and mix briefly.

  3. Cut the butter into small pieces and add to the flour mixture, blending with your fingers until the mixture is smooth.

  4. Add the powdered sugar, vanilla, and Wild Honey, and mix with your hands until the dough is homogeneous and smooth (add a little extra Wild honey if dough is too crumbly to form a ball).

  5. Let the dough rest in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to an hour.

  6. Roll out dough to 3/8" thickness, and cut into 2 inch circles.

  7. Place cookies on baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

  8. Bake cookies for 10-15 minutes, until they are barely golden brown. Let cookies cook 5 minutes, then transfer to rack to cool completely.

  9. To fill the cookies, spread one cookie with dulce de leche and top with second cookie. Roll the edges in the coconut.

  10. Store in an airtight container.

About Community Cocina Community Cocina is a multi-cultural education series that seeks to analyze the history and culture of the Latin American, Central American, and Caribbean regions by understanding their roots and exploring them through their music, language, and cuisine.

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