Friday, August 31, 2007
Havanna Alfajores: A Childhood Favorite Recreated Argentine Style....
When I was three or four I remember being obsessed with Moon Pies. You know those big cookie sandwiches with marshmallow in the middle of two grahm cracker cookies covered with chocolate. Nasty, I know.
We'll I've found a respectable alternative that I have now become addicted to—Alfajores. They are yet another beloved sweet of Argentines. The best ones are made by Havanna and can be found all over Buenos Aires. Havanna has their own branded cafés all over town and kiosks in every mall.
These wonderful disks of gold have dulce de leche in the center of two of the lightest most delicious cookies and then the whole thing is wrapped in chocolate. ummmmmm. However, they are not for the faint of heart. They are like eating an explosion of sugar that is best washed down with the strong espresso they serve here.
I know what our friends and family are getting this Christmas. That is, if I don't eat them all before I can ship them.