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Alfajores from Mar del Plata


  • Prep Time: 40 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins

Ingredients

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  • 85 grs (3 oz) of butter
  • 5 teaspoons of granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1 1/2 cup of flour without baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • Dulce de leche (milk caramel)
  • 300 grs (10 oz) of chocolate chips
  • 150 grs (5 oz) of heavy whipping cream

Instructions

  1. Mix the butter with sugar. Add the egg.
  2. Add the honey and vanilla extract.
  3. Then add the rest of dry ingredients: flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and baking soda.
  4. Unite the dough well, without kneading.
  5. Then take the dough to the refrigerator for 1 hour, wrapped in plastic wrap.
  6. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  7. Roll the dough into 1 cm (0.4 in) thick and cut circles with the help of a cookie-cutter mold.
  8. Place these circles on a baking tray (previously covered with parchment paper) and bake for exactly 5 minutes.
  9. Let cool and then join two circles together with dulce de leche (milk caramel). Repeat for the rest of the circles.
  10. Prepare the chocolate by melting the chips in bain-marie (double boiler) and adding a little of heavy whipping cream to it.
  11. As an alternative, you may also melt the chocolate in a microwave for 30 seconds, and then stir for 30 more seconds. Add some heavy whipping cream, and keep stirring.
  12. Once the chocolate is ready, completely cover each alfajor with the chocolate. Let dry in the refrigerator.