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The Argentine Food Guide for Spanish students in Buenos Aires. Part 7

Wednesday, August 5, 2009 8:19

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For any Spanish student in Buenos Aires this winter, we encourage you to spend at least one day/night a week preparing an Argentine dish, drink, or treat.  We know it is easy to go out to eat but creating your own argentine recipe and then bringing home that recipe will put a little bit of Argentina back in your home country.

Alfajor
The Alfajor is a famous treat found throughout Argentina and the locals and foreigners alike love this deliciously sweet cookie. Originating in Spain and then making its way to Argentina, along with its Spanish immigrant makers, the Alfajor became popular in the late early 1900’s for its sweet taste, easy recipe, and of course Spanish tradition. Argentina added its own unique flavour to the cookie by adding a middle of dulce de leche, the reason why Argentines love this cookie today.


Alfajor Recipe

1 3/4 cup of flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 pound butter (1 stick) (soft)
1 teaspoon lemon juice (optional)
4 egg yolks, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
Dulce de Leche (pot)

Instructions

  • Start by combining the flour, salt, sugar, and baking soda in a bowl; cut the butter, and then mix everything together by hand. Mix in the lemon, egg yolks, and vanilla.
  • Shape the dough into 2 balls and let chill for 2 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Flour your work surface, and roll out each dough ball into a thickness of ¬ľ inch. Cut into 2 inch rounds, and place on baking sheet.¬† Bake until dry (not brown) (15min).
  • Let the cookies cool and then spread a thick layer of dulce de leche on one half and place another cookie on top.

And you are done!

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The Argentine Food Guide for Spanish students in Buenos Aires. Part 3

Friday, June 26, 2009 13:49

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911448 fork detail The Argentine Food Guide for Spanish students in Buenos Aires. Part 3
For any Spanish students in Buenos Aires this winter, we encourage you to spend at least one night at home in order to cook a traditional Argentine meal.  We know it is easy to go out to the many trendy and delicious restaurants in the city but creating your own argentine meal and then bringing home the recipe will put a little bit of Argentina back in your home country.

A very traditional, easy, and delicious recipe from Argentina is the famous Milanesa.  A milanesa is a thin piece of meat (pressed), often oval in shape, coated in bread crumbs and then either fried or baked.  This traditional Argentine treat can be found in almost any Argentine restaurant, supermarket, or family home, and is easy to make, easy to prepare, and hits the spot whether you are hungry or not.

Milanesas

Ingredients
4 meat patties (any meat of your choice, thinly sliced or pressed)
3 eggs, beaten
Salt, garlic powder, lemon juice
Bread crumbs
Vegetable oil

Instructions

1.  Flatten your chosen meat by pounding with a meat mallet until thin.

2. Beat the eggs lightly with the salt and pressed garlic.

3. Take each piece of meat and coat it with the egg mixture and then press it into the breadcrumbs.

4. You can cook the milanesas in either a frying pan, filled with a little bit of oil, or in the oven on a baking sheet, also oiled.

5. Depending on your taste, add as little or as much oil when cooking the milanesas.

6. You can serve it with mustard or on its own, with eggs, or beside a salad. Just make sure to enjoy it with friends and family!

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