|Alfajores filled with Dulce de Leche|
|I filled some with little bit of each|
This week’s Baked Sunday Mornings challenge is for Alfajores filled with Dulce de Leche. I’ve never had these, so may not be a good judge, but here is a post from my friend, Paula, who lives in Buenos Aires, that describes them in a little more detail. She is beautiful, creative, and talented, so please take a moment to check out her blog, Vintage Kitchen Notes.
These delicate, crumbly cookies are traditionally filled with Dulce de Leche. The Baked Boys provided a recipe for Dulce de Leche, but here in Oxnard, we have a very talented jam-maker, named Lourdes from Ecuador who makes it, so I used hers. They’re really easy to make (if you use prepared Dulce de Leche). They are great with coffee and tea. The cake-like cookies are laced with Rum and Lemon Zest and the delicate caramel flavor of the Dulce de Leche is a great match. I also made a few with Nutella ( I know, Mark just gacked!), which I liked.
|Can you eat just one?|
|Here’s my beautiful mom!|
Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes says
Your alfajores are perfect Susan! My recipe is very similar and dates from the 30´s, and where made by my grandmother. Besides the cornstarch, the clue to why they taste so good is the mix of lemon, vanilla and rum as flavorings. Thanks for the shout out!
J Lance Harnden says
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
These are my kind of cookie, I love dulce de leche!
Have Apron....Will Bake says
Your cookies turned out beautifully. Great pics!
LOL! Thanks for the reference to me gacking! Ha! Yeah, Nutella’s not for me… your alfajores look beautiful! And your mom – what a great photo! Looks like a classy lady. Good post, Susan!
I didn’t like the dulce de leche, but I would totally try some made by an expert! Your cookies look great. đź™‚
Liz Berg says
Beautiful cookies…they sound delish!!! And great photo of your sweet mom! Happy Mother’s Day to her.
Your cookies look good! I have made dulce de leche before and love it. I was really looking forward to making these but decided not to…now I wish I would have. You look like your mama!
Mmm, that dulce de leche looks so good! Very pretty cookies!
Mary Hirsch says
These Alfajores are cookies that my grandchildren would love, I think, Maybe their Mom would make me leave out the rum but the rest is a Go. We could have a contest – is the Nutella or the Dulce de Leche better. Good idea? I think I’ll leave the Dulce de Leche to my Argentinean friend, Paula. I really enjoyed that when I was in South America last Fall. Perhaps I could persuade you and JohN to bring me a jar of Lourdes’ when you come to Cambria next Winter/Spring.
I’ve never tried these cookies either, but they certainly look good! And I love the nutella filling. I wish I could sample both! Thank you for sharing with me. Now I need to find some cookies!
They look great, Susan! How lovely to have such delicious dulce de leche at your disposal– I’ll probably use ready-made next time as well. I just loved these– glad you enjoyed them too! What did your mom think?? đź™‚