What are Alfajores?


Alfajores are quite popular in South America, in Argentina alone, there are 5 to 7 million individual units sold each day!  I'd say they are as popular as cupcakes or cereal bars in North America.

What are alfajores? Let us give you a hint, they are pronounced as al-pha-hoar-ess. And to facilitate this, we are just calling them Latin Bites.  They are a dulce de leche sandwich cookie, as perfectly defined by Josephine Caminos Oría in her book called Dulce de Leche, recipes, stories and sweet traditions.  And continues to describe that Alfajores are made of two soft, crumbly halves with dulce de leche in the middle.  The most popular are chocolate or vanilla cookies, dipped in white or semi-sweet chocolate, and many prefer the typical vanilla cookie base with icing sugar sprinkled on top. 

They are great with coffee in the morning, or as an afternoon snack, and also can well become a delicious dessert.  Definitely delicious and a very original taste from South America made in Canada.

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