Queen Maxima shared a recipe of Alfajores on her 49th birthday

On the afternoon of Sunday, on her 49th birthday, Queen Maxima shared a recipe of Alfajores de Dulce de Leche, a traditional Argentinian dessert, on her social media account. In the photo series shared, the preparation of the dessert is shown.
Queen Maxima wore a top by Claes Iversen, and a horsebit print silk twill blouse by Gucci. recipe, Alfajores de dulce de lech
An alfajor or alajú, plural alfajores is a traditional dessert made in some regions of Spain and in parts of Latin America, including Paraguay, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Colombia, Ecuador, Perú, Southern Brazil, Cuba and Mexico. It is produced in the form of a small cylinder.

The recipe shared by Queen Maxima is as the following:
For the dough: 300 grams cornstarch, 200 grams flour, 200 grams butter (at room temperature), 150 grams sugar, 4 egg yolks, 1 teaspoon baking soda (sodyum bicarbonate), 2 teaspoons baking powder, a small vanilla crust or a pinch of vanilla powder, 1 fresh lemon zest, 1 teaspoon brandy

For filling and decoration: dulce de leche (home-made or available from supermarket, with condensed milk and sugar), grated coconut.

Queen Maxima wore a top by Claes Iversen, and a horsebit print silk twill blouse by Gucci. recipe, Alfajores de dulce de lech
Queen Maxima wore a top by Claes Iversen, and a horsebit print silk twill blouse by Gucci. recipe, Alfajores de dulce de lech
Preheat the oven to 160 degrees. Mix all dry ingredients with the softened butter in a bowl. Add the egg yolks and brandy and knead by hand into a firm dough. Form a ball and let it rest for about an hour.
Queen Maxima wore a top by Claes Iversen, and a horsebit print silk twill blouse by Gucci. recipe, Alfajores de dulce de lech
Queen Maxima wore a top by Claes Iversen, and a horsebit print silk twill blouse by Gucci. recipe, Alfajores de dulce de lech
Roll out the dough into a rag from 5 mm to 7 mm and cut out circles of dough (with a glass) of about 4 cm in diameter.
Queen Maxima wore a top by Claes Iversen, and a horsebit print silk twill blouse by Gucci. recipe, Alfajores de dulce de lech
Then place the rounds on a baking tray lined with baking paper, about 2 cm apart. Bake the cookies at 160 degrees for 10-12 minutes. The biscuits should discolour a little, not too much otherwise they will become too dry and break.
Queen Maxima wore a top by Claes Iversen, and a horsebit print silk twill blouse by Gucci. recipe, Alfajores de dulce de lech
When the cookies are ready, take them out of the oven and let them cool. Always stick two cookies together with a layer of dulce de leche. Spread the dulce de leche well to the edge.
Queen Maxima wore a top by Claes Iversen, and a horsebit print silk twill blouse by Gucci. recipe, Alfajores de dulce de lech
You then roll those edges through the grated coconut.
Queen Maxima wore a top by Claes Iversen, and a horsebit print silk twill blouse by Gucci. recipe, Alfajores de dulce de lech
Queen Maxima wore a top by Claes Iversen, and a horsebit print silk twill blouse by Gucci. recipe, Alfajores de dulce de lech
The Alfajores de dulce de leche are ready: enjoy!
Queen Maxima wore a top by Claes Iversen, and a horsebit print silk twill blouse by Gucci. recipe, Alfajores de dulce de lech
Queen Maxima wore a top by Claes Iversen. While she was preparing the recipe, she wore a printed blouse by Gucci.
Queen Maxima wore Claes Iversen top from Couture 2019 collection
Claes Iversen Top
Queen Maxima wore Gucci Horsebit Print Silk Twill Shirt
Gucci Horsebit Print Silk Twill Shirt

6 Comments

  1. Oh so yummy! But as an Argentinian myself I wouldn't call it a dessert, but a snack, for sure a very hight in calories snack haha!. Love then at school when I was a little girl...This time I like the way she combed her hair and the Gucci shirt she wore. Lovely print.
    Bluma.

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  2. This is perfect - just proves that EVERYONE is getting in on the 'cooking at home' gig during these pandemic times, lol. I like these sandwich cookies and have made them a few times. But I put less dulce de leche in the middle because I find it too sweet.
    - Anon 9:13

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  3. Happy Birthday to absolutely fabulous, Queen Maxima!

    She rocks amazing royal jewels with a regal style all her own, and yet celebrates her own personal style that is relatable, fun and down to earth.

    A queen who bakes for her birthday while wearing an orange diamond ring is a modern royal that I would love to meet.

    Vera Veronika (^_^)

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    1. Totally agree! Q Max is in a class all her own!

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    2. Me too. Totally agree. Queen Maxima does it her way and why not?
      As I've said before, she has the beauty of imperfection.

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  4. Totally marvellous! Love the blouse, while she is cooking. The Queen is a delight.

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