Immerse yourself in the world of Nut Alfajores, a delightful treat that combines a quick and easy dough with the rich flavors of nuts and dulce de leche. These special disks come together to form alfajores that melt in your mouth, offering a perfect balance of textures and tastes. With this recipe, you can create 14 alfajores of 6cm in diameter, each filled with creamy dulce de leche, crunchy nuts, and dusted with powdered sugar for a finishing touch.
Why You’ll Love This: The unique combination of a tender, crumbly texture with the creamy sweetness of dulce de leche and the earthy crunch of nuts makes these alfajores a must-try. They’re perfect for anyone looking to indulge in a homemade treat that’s both elegant and comforting. The dough is especially quick to make, ensuring you can enjoy these delightful sweets without spending hours in the kitchen.
Perfect Occasion: Nut Alfajores are ideal for any occasion, whether it’s a special celebration, a gift for a loved one, or a treat to enjoy with your afternoon tea or coffee. Their elegant appearance and exquisite taste make them a wonderful addition to holiday tables, parties, or as a luxurious everyday snack.
Decoration Tips: For a beautiful presentation, roll the edges of the filled alfajores in finely chopped nuts, ensuring a nice coat around the circumference. A dusting of powdered sugar on top not only adds sweetness but also makes these alfajores look irresistibly inviting. You can also drizzle them with melted chocolate for an extra layer of decadence.
- 100g cold butter, cubed
- 50g cornstarch
- 50g powdered sugar
- 100g fine cake flour
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 6 tablespoons cold milk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- Pastry dulce de leche
- Chopped walnuts
- Powdered sugar for dusting
- Dough Preparation: Combine cold butter with the dry ingredients in a bowl. Use your fingertips to create a breadcrumb-like texture.
- Mix in the cold milk and vanilla extract, pressing the mixture together to form a dough. Knead briefly, then refrigerate covered for 40 minutes.
- Baking: Preheat the oven to 170°C (338°F). On a floured surface, roll out the dough and cut out 6cm discs. Place on a baking sheet (no need to grease) and bake for 12 minutes.
- Assembly: Allow the cookies to cool on a wire rack. Use a piping bag to fill one cookie with dulce de leche, then sandwich with another cookie. Smooth the edges and roll the alfajores in chopped walnuts. Finally, dust with powdered sugar.
Indulge in these Nut Alfajores, a treat that promises to captivate your heart with its delicate texture and rich flavors, perfect for sharing or savoring solo.