When Brilynn of Jumbo Empanadas announced that she was creating a World Dulce de Leche Day event, I was in. Who can resist that sweet, sticky magical substance known as dulce de leche, a caramel flavoured delight?
I chose to make alfajores. Alfajores are caramel sandwich cookies that incorporate cornflour, and are a popular treat in Spain and Latin America. Until my friend Elisa made alfajores from a kit, I had never heard of them. However, with their sweet dulce de leche centres, I thought that alfajores would be perfect for World Dulce de Leche Day.
The recipe that I used for my alfajores can be found here.
These cookies are quite straight forward to make, and taste delicious. I bought my dulce de leche pre-made to make life easier, but if you make the David Lebovitz baked version, it is easy enough to do and isn't scary (like boiling a tin can be).
Elisa said these cookies were very good. I liked them too - it's hard not to like cookies filled with dulce de leche!
Visit Brilynn's blog to see more great dulce de leche ideas.