Peruvian Alfajores

    Peruvian Alfajores

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    This is the Peruvian version of the classic Latin American shortbread and Dulce de Leche treat! You can use tinned Dulce de Leche, or make your own.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 12 

    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 1/4 cup (30g) icing sugar
    • 3/4 cup (155g) vegetable shortening, chilled
    • 1/4 cup (60ml) Dulce de Leche
    • icing sugar, to garnish

    Directions
    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:3hours  ›  Ready in:3hours35min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. Sift flour and 1/4 cup icing sugar together into a bowl. Rub the shortening into the flour until completely incorporated to form a dough. Roll out on a floured surface to 6mm thick, then cut into 2 to 4cm circles with a small, round cookie cutter. Place circles onto an ungreased baking tray, and poke each twice with a fork.
    3. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Disks should be removed from the oven while still pale, they should not brown. Cool completely on a wire rack.
    4. To Assemble: Spread one of the disks with a teaspoon of Dulce de Leche, then place a second disk on top, creating a sandwich. Repeat with remaining disks, then dust with icing sugar.

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