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Recipes for Mother’s Day: 3 types of alfajores to make at home and surprise mom

One of the best gifts is a good homemade dessert. Thinking about that and that soon we will celebrate the Mother’s Day, Advantage match three recipes of perfect alfajores for this date. A sweet snack, easy to prepare and that will conquer everyone at home. Take note of how to prepare a classic version with cornstarch, a different one with walnuts, and a very Peruvian recipe for honey alfajores.

Cornstarch alfajores


  • 1 can of condensed milk
  • 1 can of evaporated milk
  • 3/4 tz. unprepared flour
  • 1 1/4 tz. cornstarch
  • 1/2 tz. unsalted butter
  • 1 tz. powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla
  • salt


Pour the condensed milk and evaporated milk into a heavy-bottomed pot and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until you can see the bottom of the pot. Remove and let cool. Preheat the oven to 150 °C. Separately, sift the flour with the cornstarch and a pinch of salt. book. With an electric mixer, beat the butter and half the powdered sugar until creamy.

Add the vanilla essence and then the mixture of flour, cornstarch and salt. Knead with your fingertips until you get a smooth dough. Refrigerate. Stretch the dough with a rolling pin on a floured surface and cut out circles. Arrange the discs in a tin and take to the oven for approximately twenty minutes. Remove, let cool and fill with the manjarblanco. I sprinkled the remaining sugar.

Walnut alfajores


  • 150g butter
  • 1/2 tz. sugar
  • 1 tbsp. white delicacy
  • 2 yolks
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 100 g chopped walnuts
  • 2 tz. prepared flour


Beat the butter with the sugar until creamy. Add the manjar blanco, the egg yolks, one by one, and the vanilla, continuing to beat. Out of the mixer, incorporate the nuts and flour. Shape into a no-knead bun and refrigerate wrapped in a dryer sheet for one hour.

Stretch on a floured table until it is half a centimeter thick. Cut discs four to five centimeters in diameter. Arrange in the cans, leaving two centimeters of distance between each other. Bake at 200°C for seven minutes. Once ready, remove and let cool. One by two with manjar blanco and sprinkle with powdered sugar.


honey alfajores


  • 2 tz. whole wheat or white flour
  • 3 tbsp. powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tz. vegetable shortening
  • 6 tbsp. fresh or soy milk
  • 1 tsp. unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tz. thick chancaca honey


Preheat the oven to 200ºC. Mix the flour with the sugar and the baking powder. Add the butter. When you get a grainy dough, gradually add the milk. Integrate the dough and stretch it, with the help of a roller, on a floured surface. Cut discs four centimeters in diameter and poke them with a fork to prevent them from puffing up. Place them in a tin greased with the butter and take to the oven, at 180ºC, between 15 and 20 minutes, until they are golden. Let cool. Join pairs of discs with the chancaca honey and serve.

The alfajores are not filled if you are not going to eat them that day.  The lids are kept in tightly closed containers and are kept fresh for several days.

Source: Elcomercio

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