Friday, June 12, 2009

International Peanut Butter Cookie Day

Yes yes, we are indeed guilty of missing the day. For those of you who didn't know, it was on the 12th of June. I found out the day after, great use that was (confound exams)!

But here's another kind of cookie to cheer up your day. Let me present to you the alfajores, an obscure Argentine treat that I discovered at this bustling haven called Las Chicas that also serves the most glorious Eggs Benedict in Melbourne. Tip: Grab a seat in the intimate courtyard at the back of the cafe during summer; you'll feel like you're in your very own secret garden.

Since then, I've had a ginormous craving for it and have found the perfect authentic recipe here.

The rummiest cookies you'll ever taste

Full plate

Dulce de Leche that oozes out when you sandwich them together

The cookies were very rummy. We used some leftover Coruba rum in the liquor cabinet and it was just nice! Tip on the Dulce de Leche though, I found that the easiest way for me was still to double boil it, as it took up way too much space in the oven. Or even easier still- store bought ones are always available.

We found that the cookies were indeed better the next day with dark chocolate drizzled on top (we promise pictures next time- we couldn't wait for the camera and polished them off that instant).

What did we do with the leftover caramel/Dulce de Leche you may ask?

Naturally, we polished them off too! With peanut butter, no less. And corn chips. Bizarre we know, but it was the only thing left in my pantry that was plain... and guess what?! The weird combination works!

Guess International Peanut Butter Cookie Day wasn't ruined after all .

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