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Cakes With Nuts from Chile (torta De Mil Hojas)

This is an authentic Chilean recipe, makes great gifts ! Everyone who goes to Chile wont forget this. Posted upon request, taken from www.cakecentral.com

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Mix together the flour and baking powder; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat the butter until creamy.
  • Blend in the egg yolks, one at a time.
  • Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the milk.
  • The dough will be stiff like a cookie dough.
  • Divide the dough into 10 pieces and shape into balls.
  • Roll each ball into a 9 inch circle.
  • Place on cookie sheets and prick with a fork in several places.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Set aside.
  • Make the Caramel Filling: In a sauce pan, boil the unopened cans of sweetened condensed milk for 3 hours.
  • Monitor the water closely, to make sure there is always water in the pan.
  • Remove can from heat and let cool for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • In a small measuring cup, combine the brandy and water.
  • Place one cookie layer on serving plate.
  • Sprinkle with brandy mixture, then spread with the now thickened condensed milk.
  • Sprinkle with nuts.
  • Continue stacking until all layers are used.
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  1. JOSEPHCHILEAN
    Just what I reemember in my childhood, excelent
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  2. huynhpc
    My famuly is Chilean and his recpe does not usually call for any kind of nuts; The name means cakes of a thousand layers. this is my favrite cake and evry year my mother would make it for my birthday (we love nuts so I know she did not omit them for any reason) also you are supposed to put preassure on every layer as you go wih a brick wrapped in foil and especially after you are done to copact the cake. This is a delicious cake and orth the work
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  3. MsPia
    Fantastic! I love Mil Hojas, we also call it Rogel in Argentina. I covered mine with meringue (whipped egg whites with sugar and a touch of lemon juice). Thank you Polar bear.
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  4. OopsieDaisie
    Cake was dry. The layers came out thicker than expected. SIL (from Chile) wasn't impressed.
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  5. Polar Bear
    This is an authentic Chilean recipe, makes great gifts ! Everyone who goes to Chile wont forget this. Posted upon request, taken from www.cakecentral.com
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