SHF #13---The Dark Side, with Love from Mexico.
Yikes! Talk about late...it's Friday, but not just any Friday. Nope, it's Sugar High Friday. And this month, it's all about Dark Chocolate. Kelli, of Lovescool is hosting this month's event...the 13th edition!...and she's hoping we'll all try something a bit different. And I just made them a few hours ago...talk about cutting it close!
Problem is, I don't need a reason to bake with dark chocolate. I think I use it every couple of weeks. So, to come up with something 'different', I decided to go globe-trotting.
After a bit of web searching, I came across several recipes for Alfajores. Alfajores are a Mexican cookie, traditionally made by sandwiching dulce de leche between two cookies (similar to shortbread, but not as sweet), then rolled in coconut.
But that's where I lose interest. I'm not wild about coconut, and Matt detests it. And since he'll be eating most of what I make, I knew I needed to fix that.
So that's where the dark chocolate comes in: instead of coconut, I coated the cookies with melted 77% dark chocolate, from Cocolove, mixed with some cream.
An aside: what's a girl gotta do to get her hands on an enrober, anyway? It would be so much easier to make things like this if I had my very own chocolate waterfall...
So, here you go. Dark Chocolate-coated Alfajores...very dark, very rich, and very good they come in such small bites!