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Dulce de leche & Coconut Alfajores

Dulce de leche & Coconut Alfajores

After a two-year pause, I came back to blogging last November. But I have been rather silent for the since Christmas time. I took vacation in Argentina very seriously 😊 I disconnected 100% and it made coming back to the blog and social media harder than I imagined. I’m back now. With a lot of new recipes coming your way.
Today I’m sharing an Argentinean classic: maicena alfajores. Lemon scented cookies as light as air, filled with dulce de leche and covered in shredded coconut. They are the bomb! So easy to make you can bake them with your kids over the weekend. For real. I have proof.
Dulce de leche & Coconut Alfajores
Panettone

Panettone

Christmas is coming and I the Panetonne season is now open. At least at home it started on December 1st haha I don't know about you, but I have always had respect for the panettone... I’ve had the fixed idea that it was very difficult, and I was never going to succeed, specially at home without professional baking equipment. I can assure you; homemade Italian sweat bread is very much doable. It just takes time, patience and precision.
If you follow these tips and the recipe I explain in detail and success is assured. Obviously, practice makes perfect and therefore it’s very important. The more you make Panettone the better it's going to work out. Like everything. Just don’t get frustrated if on your first try the crumb is not as airy as you’d imagined it would be. Just try again and you will get better every time.
Panettone
Yule Log

Yule Log

One week until Christmas!! I’m so excited to be going home to Argentina for the holidays! We get to enjoy summer and be with family! Great combination. Also, I’m planning what my collaboration for Christmas Eve dinner will be! We always get together with by big family, cousins and aunts and uncles and brothers and sisters and their kids. A big bunch. And everybody takes something so that the host doesn’t have to do all the work! I’m thinking this year I’ll make Panettone, a Yule Log cake, a Pavlova (we have summertime Christmas in the Southern hemisphere 😊) and caramelized almonds. And maybe some rolls for dinner, because we do eat before dessert!
For now, let’s focus back on our recipe. Yay! It’s time to plan for dessert if you haven’t already. Here’s a traditional French Christmas dessert “Bûche de Noël”, simple and easy to make. And the best part is that you can prepare everything in advance and only do the assembly of the cake on Christmas Day or Christmas Eve depending on when you celebrate this holiday!
Yule Log