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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.

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)


  • 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 ÂĽ 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 Story of Expanish Student: Steve, USA

Monday, April 7, 2008 18:13

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steve.thumbnail The Story of Expanish Student: Steve, USASteve Thompson graduated from the Arizona State University (ASU) in the spring of 2006 with a degree in Marketing and International Business.As a university student, he studied abroad in Alicante, Spain, where he happened to live with an Argentine family.The thrilling stories and pictures that his host family shared with him first sparked his interest in visiting Argentina some day. After a year and a half of working post-graduation in the states, Steve’s company asked him to relocate.Not feeling ready to do that, Steve decided to take the opportunity to pursue his dream of visiting Argentina and furthering his knowledge of the Spanish language.

Steve has been living here in Buenos Aires and studying Spanish with Expanish for seven weeks.To make the most of his nine-week stay in Argentina, Steve has been attending all of Expanish’s activities.Between the cultural and historical tours, museum visits, weekend excursions, group dinners and activities, Spanish language classes, and experience living with a porteña in a shared apartment, Steve says his already high expectations were more than exceeded.

A normal day in the life of Steve starts with a half hour of yoga in his room.He then usually chats over a cup of coffee with Verónica, his porteña roommate.Now relaxed and in Spanish mode, Steve hops on the bus to arrive to class at Expanish by 9.After class, Steve and other Expanish students grab lunch at a nearby café or bar. One way Steve explores more of the city is to take different routes back home to Palermo every day.It’s about an hour walk and has been great for discovering different neighborhoods along the way uptown.

Steve has been extremely pleased with his experience with Expanish here in Buenos Aires.For someone considering studying Spanish in Buenos Aires, Steve would stress the diversity and variety of the city:“I feel like I haven’t made a dent in the city.There’s never a dull moment.The people are friendly.The nightlife, culture, history…. There’s so much to see and learn”!

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Steve with other Expanish students at Iguazu Falls, Argentina

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