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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.
CUTE IDEAS TO MAKE WITH KIDS
A holiday is, arguably, only as good as the traditions it inspires. For Christmas, there's the timeless tradition of decorating the tree. For Mother's Day, there's the traditional family brunch. And when it comes to Easter, there's usually an early morning church service, an adorable Easter egg hunt, and a plethora of Easter desserts to make and enjoy.
While Easter celebrations are sure to look different this year due to the ongoing pandemic, one Easter tradition is likely to remain: families and/or friends huddled together in the kitchen, making easy DIY Easter sweets to celebrate spring and the promise of a new beginning. If you're looking for new recipes to incorporate into your Easter baking session this year, try out some of these easy-to-make Easter treats that are sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.
You can start Easter Sunday decorating Easter eggs, then head on over to the kitchen to create some tasty treats before embarking on the yearly Easter egg hunt in the backyard. And of course, you can make extra Easter treats, deserts, candies, and other goodies to send to faraway families and friends as Easter gifts, or even schedule a Zoom baking session to create Easter treats with family members you wouldn't be able to see otherwise.