"The best alfajores in LA. The perfect amount of delicacy, and dulce de leche. They melt in your mouth!"
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The History of Alfajores
The alfajor was brought to Latin America from Spain, where it is still eaten as a traditional Christmas cookie. It's believed to have been introduced to Spain with the invasion of the Moors (because Spanish words beginning with "al" are believed to have Arabic roots.) Today, the name is the only similarity left between the Spanish and Latin American version of the cookie. The alfajores enjoyed in Spain are made with honey, almonds and spices -- a delightful mix to be sure -- but they have got nothing on the melt-in-your-mouth cookie that's sandwiched with dulce de leche (a milk-based caramel)
3 Tasty South American Cookies Recipes
Do you have some extra free time and want to bake some delicious treats? Are you tired of always baking the same chocolate chip cookies and brownies? Here are 3 very simple recipes to make Alfajores! Try them and share your alfajores with your loved ones, they would love them too.
South America Halloween Treats
For most American families, Halloween "treats" mean one thing: candy – mounds of bite-size morsels heaped into kids' bags in exchange for that magic phrase: "Trick or treat!" Other cultures, however, celebrate All Souls' Day, All Saints Day or Dia de Los Muertos (Nov. 1 and 2), from which our Halloween (All Hallows Eve) is derived, with different sorts of treats. Why not expand your family's cultural horizons this Halloween by trying some of these traditional sweet treats from around the globe?
My personal favorite "guaguas de pan" (Ecuador).