Alfajor Recipe

Relationship: Child of im/migrant
Recipe for Alfajores
Recipe for Alfajores

My Grandmother, on my mothers' side, used to love cooking and baking. She always cooked many delicious meals for my mom when she was a kid. In Uruguay, there are many food traditions and this old recipe is one of them. Alfajores are usually found in Uruguayan households all year but are most prevalent in birthdays, snacks, or when drinking mate (a tea-like drink). My grandmother had an entire collection of recipe sections in newspapers. She mostly wrote recipes she liked from tv and other places.
Even though my mother had not shared that interest as much as her mother had in cooking, she was given the cookbook 1 or 2 years after my mom came to America. My mom came to America in 2002, my brother was 2 at the time.
Alfajores are a sweet treat that is found in Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, and many more. They are made using dulce de leche, the main ingredient, and others. The alfajor is a usual sweet snack for children during school because, in Uruguay school is shorter and doesn't have lunchtime, just snack time. They are also often made on birthdays.

Place(s): Uruguay, New York
Year: 2002


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