Hola amigos! (That’s about all the Spanish I know)
It’s Cinco de Mayo (spanish for 5th of May) which is a Mexican holiday celebrated in Mexico (obviously) and the United States.
As I will use practically any excuse to do some baking, I thought it made sense to try something with a bit of latin flavour.
So, first I made dulce de leche (prounounce Dool-say de Lech-ay) which is a type of caramel that is really popular in South America. This stuff is GOOD and so versatile – you can put it on almost anything; desserts, ice cream….toast!
Not really satisfied with JUST making caramel, I decided to kill two birds with one stone and make another latin-inspired recipe; Alfajores (prounounced alpha-WHORE-es). I’ve been meaning to try these for ages and what better day than today? Alfajores is a shortbread biscuit with a dulce de leche filling. So I whipped up some shortbread biscuits (as you do) and as I expected, they were AH-MAAA-ZING!
Have you tried to make Dulce de Leche or Alfajores before? Do you celebrate Cinco de Mayo? What did you do to mark the date?