Wednesday, 17 December 2008


Here I will give you a typical food from Argentina.
You can prepare it for Christmas or just if you want to eat something sweet.
You can also prepare it to taste food from Argentina....
They are called : "Alfajores de Maizena".

Ingredients:3/4 cup butter1 cup sugar
1 egg and 2 yolks
2 tablespoons of cognac (optional)
2-1/2 cups cornstarch1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon
vanillarind of 1/2 lemon

Cream butter and sugar, add the egg and yolks and beat well. Add the sifted dry ingredients alternately with the cognac (if using). Add the vanilla and lemon rind. Knead on a floured board until smooth and let stand for 15 minutes. Roll the dough and cut in rounds about 2 inches in diameter and 1/4 inch thick. Place rounds on greased cookie sheet and bake in slow oven (300F) for about 20 minutes. When cool, very carefully spread in pairs with "dulce de leche" (the rounds break if you are not careful), using the filling around edges to hold them together. Sprinkle or roll edges with grated coconut.

(Dulce de leche is made by mixing sugar with milk , make sure it is hot.
You will know it is ready when the colour is brown.)

Hope you like it!!
What do you eat in your countries?


Zawan said...

this sounds tasty!
In Sudan foul (baked beans) is very common.
I love Chinese and Ethiopian food.

P.S: On the 2nd line you said "here I will give you a typical food from Argentina".
Did you mean food "recipe"?
Typical is spelled with a "y' as the second letter.

hugs and kisses,

How are the holidays in Argentina?
what activities do you like doing?

Mallorie said...

That sounds delicious! I'll have to make it some time...
In America we eat tons of different kinds of food, but my favorite is my mom's homemade chicken casserole. She puts stovetop stuffing on the bottom, boils some chicken, puts that on top of the stuffing, then makes a creamy sauce using cream of chicken soup (cream of mushroom works too depending on what we have in the cabinet). She covers the chicken in a blanket of the sauce, sprinkles broken up Ritz crackers on top of that, and then pours butter on it. It's sooo delicious!

I love your blog <333

kayla said...

Greetings! Long time no talk. Your recipe sounds Delicious. I like to eat alot of different things. We here in Illinois or atleast I do like pizza, spaghetti, taco's, hamburgers are a huge thing horeshoes to. We eat bake beans in north America as well. I hope all is going well with you and look forward to hearing back from you.

Ashley said...

Hey Priscila!
I kinda figured soccer would be popluar lol but tennis? I didn't know about that lol
I agree swimming is great!

That recipe sounds pretty cool and yummy! I'm gonna try and make that but I dont know how well itll turn out, Im not a very good cook): lol


Nadine said...

Hi Priscila
AWESOME RECIPE! It rocks my socks and I just wish I could eat it myself on Christmas, though I don't celebrate it. But I want to try and make it some day and say "You know a good friend of mine from Argentina taught me this recipe!". :)
In my country we eat pretty much the same thing as the rest. We like Barbecues with Sausage Sizzles and Hot Dogs. In my other country, my family country, we eat a special salad called Tabouli. You can search it on the Internet to find out more!
Thanks for commenting! Stay in touch
Hugs, Nadine

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ashley said...

Hey Priscila!
My favorite recipe? Hmm well I dont have a "favorite" recipe becuase my mom makes lots of delicous foods. But the meal I can make the best is mac+cheese lol


Anonymous said...

Hi Pri,
what kind of club

sam said...

hey thanks for the comment. my favorite recipe is....CUPCAKES(from the box)lol. they are so easy to make. all you do is put the mix,water,and some egss in a bowl. mix them together, bake them, and then you could frost them or just eat them plain.

cool blog by the way<3


normastar said...

Hello Priscilla! Thank you for commenting on my blog!! I've been looking forward for a comment lately!! Cool Recipe by the way! Sounds really tasty to me!!
:) Nadine also showed me pictures of you ! You look so pretty! I hope we can be friends! Bye


normastar said...

And aswell my favourite recipe is chocolate(any thing with chocolate!)

Lauren said...

Hi Priscila... that sounds really delicious! My favorite thing around the holiday times is my aunt's snowball cookies! She makes kind of like a shortbread type cookie and rolls them up into balls and then in powdered sugar. She ONLY makes them at Christmas time so I wait all year for them. Also my family is VERY Italian so it is tradition that we do not eat meat on Christmas Eve. I visit with my Dad's family and we prepare various seafood dishes. I love the holidays... Can't wait! By the way today I was supposed to have school, but it was a snow day... I don't have school because of this major storm coming in this afternoon. I hope it will be a white Christmas!! :) Keep in touch!

Lauren :)

Priscila said...

Thanks for all those delicious recipes!!

sam said...

hey priscila,
thanks for another great comment. i am on break right now because.....ITS CHRISTMAS!! we finished opening presents about an hour ago. hopefully over this whole week i wont by

more kisses<333