Ingredients for Alfahores
- Wheat flour 2 tbsp.
- Starch 1 tbsp.
- Sugar 2/3 Art. or to taste
- Eggs 3 pcs.
- Butter 200 g
- Baking powder 1 tsp
- Vanillin 1 tsp
- Powdered sugar for spraying
- Peanuts Nuts 150 grams
- Boiled condensed milk 1 can
- Main ingredients: Oil, Flour, Sugar, Starch
Mixer, Plates, Bowl, Oven, Baking tray, Baking paper, Tacks, Stove, Frying pan, Kitchen spatula, Teaspoon, Sieve, Food grade plastic wrap, Colander
Step 1: prepare the oil.Well, let's get started! To make cookies, we need softened butter. Therefore, we take it out of the refrigerator in advance and put it in a deep plate or bowl. After the butter is soft, pour sugar into it and beat with a mixer at medium speed until light, fluffy. This process will take 1 - 2 minutes.
Then we wash the eggs under hot running water, two of which are broken so that you can separate the yolk from the protein. We use egg whites to prepare any other tasty dishes, for example, fragrant cookies. And add the third egg to the yolks (you do not need to divide it). Now we return to the oil, without turning off the mixer, add vanillin and eggs to it. Beat everything until smooth for about a minute.
Step 2: prepare the dough.
Next, we sift the flour into a separate plate through a sieve, ridding it of flour lumps and saturating it with oxygen. Then add starch and baking powder to it. The original uses corn starch, but you can replace it with potato. So, mix the dry mixture with a tablespoon or whisk and gradually pour it into the mixer bowl, where our mass of butter, sugar and eggs is located.
Again, turn on the appliance at medium speed and knead a homogeneous dough without flour lumps. When it becomes difficult to mix the dough with a mixer, we continue to knead by hand.
The dough will turn out soft, supple and will not stick to your hands. We divide it into two parts, gently crush each with your hands in a cake, and wrap them in a plastic wrap.
We remove the cakes in the refrigerator minimum on 2 hours, and better for all 8.
Step 3: make cookies.With the passage of the necessary time, we move on to rolling the test. To do this, sprinkle a flat surface with a small amount of flour, remove the test cakes from the refrigerator and free them from the film. Then, alternately, using a rolling pin, carefully roll the cakes into a thin layer with a thickness of about 5 millimeters. And squeeze the future cookies with special molds or an ordinary faceted glass.
Then we cover the baking sheet with baking paper or, if not found in the household, grease it with oil. Now we spread our test kruglyashi on the prepared pan. The distance between them can be left about one centimeter, since the dough will not spread.
Step 4: bake cookies.Since our cookies are quite small and thin, bake it in a preheated 160 - 170 degrees about 10 minutes. Cookies should lightly brown and golden crust.
We take out the finished dessert from the oven, helping ourselves with kitchen tacks. And leave it on a baking sheet to cool on 5 - 7 minutes. Then we shift the cookies onto a large flat plate or grid from the oven so that it cools completely to room temperature.
Step 5: prepare the nuts.
In the meantime, the cookies are cooling down, let's cook nuts. Purchased peanuts must be washed under running water, it is easy to do this in a colander. Then pour the clean nuts into the pan and put on the stove. With constant stirring with a kitchen spatula, fry nuts until the moisture is completely dry for about 8 to 12 minutes. Next, pour hot peanuts into any bowl or plate, wait a few minutes, and after cooling, clean them from the husk. Now they need to be crushed into crumbs. You can resort to using a blender or rolling pin.
Step 6: make alfajores cookies.
The cookies have cooled, the peanut crumbs are ready and you can proceed to the final and most crucial part. So, grease the cookie with boiled condensed milk.
We cover it with a second cookie and grease the edges with boiled condensed milk.
Now we roll the cookies on the peanut crumbs, beautifully put on a serving dish and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Step 7: Serve Alfajores.
Alfajores cookies are served at room temperature with a cup of freshly brewed tea, coffee, milk, cocoa, compote or fruit and berry cocktail.
Enjoy your meal!
- Very often, a little rum or brandy is added to this dough, three tablespoons will be enough.
- Instead of peanuts, you can use other nuts, such as almonds, hazelnuts, cashews, and walnuts. Or even replace them with coconut or waffle chips.
- If you have a desire and a little extra time, then cook boiled condensed milk on your own at home.