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
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?
Wednesday, 17 December 2008