Alfajores

INGREDIENTS

• 1/2 cup all-purpose wheat flour
• 2 cups of cornstarch
• 8 tablespoons of vegetable shortening
• 1/2 cup powdered sugar
• 4 egg yolks

• Arequipe (to fill)

PREPARATION

In a container, combine the powdered sugar, butter and egg yolks, stir well and then add the cornstarch and wheat flour; a dough is formed, wrapped in plastic or put in a bag and left to rest for half an hour. In a clean work counter, we sprinkle a little wheat flour or stretch the dough, which is not so thin, and with round cookie cutters, cut the dough and place it on a baking tray lined with aluminum foil. and greased, we take them to the oven at 350 degrees for approximately 12 minutes or until lightly browned. They are taken out of the oven and put in a cool place until cool, and then two are taken and filled with arequipe and the two cookies are glued, then when they are all finished they are sprinkled with sugar.

AREQUIPE

You can buy the arequipe in the supermarket, as there are very good presentations, but it is tastier to go the long way: make it yourself.

Assemble yourself with 1,5 liters of whole milk, 2 kilos of sugar, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 1 pinch of salt, and 2 cinnamon sticks. In a large stainless steel pot, mix all the ingredients, put on the fire and stir frequently, until it thickens, when the flame will lower until it has the consistency of arequipe. You can also do it with one or two cans of condensed milk, which you will completely submerge in a water bath for about two hours. 

 

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