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Double Layered Biscuits    Veg  CD  CBF  Argentine  35mins


Argentine name:  Alfajores


Makes about 36    Cold  Vegetarian  Biscuit  Cookies Argentina  Sth American  South America



100g/4oz Butter

225g/8oz Sugar

1 Egg

2 Egg Yolks

1 teasp Vanilla Extract

2 teasp Grated Lemon Rind

150g/+5oz Cornflour

50g/2oz Plain Flour

1 teasp Baking Powder

1/4 teasp Salt




1. Preheat the oven to 180C, 350F, Gas Mark 4 and well butter 2 baking trays.


2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar and beat until pale and fluffy.


3. Add the vanilla extract,  egg  and egg yolks, one at a time, beating well between each addition.


4. In another bowl, mix together the lemon rind,  cornstarch, flour, baking powder and salt then add to the egg mixture and beat well to thoroughly combine.


5. Drop small spoonfuls of the mixture onto the prepared baking trays, spacing well apart, then bake for 15 minutes.


6. Cool on wire trays then sandwich the biscuits  together with (dulce de leche)  Jam milk.




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Key techniques required to make cake recipes

Bake - To cook in an enclosed oven

Beat To introduce air into a mixture using a utensil such as a wooden spoon, fork or whisk, in order to achieve a lighter texture.

Cream - to - The process where sugar and softened butter are beaten together with a wooden spoon, until the mixture is light, pale and well blended. This process may also be carried out with a hand held mixer or in a food processor.

Rub in -  The incorporation of fat into flour.  Butter is cubed then gently rubbed between the thumb and forefinger, lifting the mixing at the same time, until the fat is fully incorporated and the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

Main equipment required to make this recipe


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Wire Rack


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