Cornstarch Alfajores With Dulce De Leche (Argentina)

Recipe by Gabo6868
READY IN: 2hrs 25mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition

DIRECTIONS

  • PREPARATION:.
  • Beat 4 eggs for 5 minutes with a whisk and mix them with the powdered sugar, beating until creamy. Set aside.
  • Sift together the cornstarch, the flour, and the baking powder.
  • Pour out onto table top; in a well in the centre, place the butter at room temperature, the vanilla extract, the liquer and the egg and sugar cream.
  • Work with your hands until firm.
  • Roll with a rolling pin to a thinkness of 1 1/4 inch and cut into 1 1/2 inch discs with a cookie cutter. Place the discs on a greased and floured cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes at medium (350F), until golden. Remove and cool.
  • To put together each alfajor, spread a 1/4-inch coat of dulce de leche over one disc, cover with another, paint the edge with a little more dulce de leche and roll it on the grated coconut so that it sticks to the edge.
  • HOMEMADE DULCE DE LECHE:.
  • Heat 8 tablespoons of sugar in a thick bottomed pot for 20 minutes at medium, until it reaches a caramel color.
  • Add the milk and the remaining sugar and allow to reach a boiling point.
  • Bring the heat to minimum, and simmer until it thickens, for about an hour.
  • HOMEMADE DULCE DE LECHE - EASY VERSION.
  • Boil an unopened can of condensed milk for two hours in a saucepan filled with water. When you open it, its contents should have a rich caramel color.