Alfajores Recipe

By Ben Milgate and Elvis Abrahanowicz

Alfajores Recipe
To celebrate the launch of Nespresso’s latest Limited Edition Colombian Terroirs, acclaimed chefs Ben Milgate and Elvis Abrahanowicz of Sydney’s Bodega and Porteno have created a recipe for two bespoke alfajores, a popular Colombian treat.

Biscuit Recipe – makes 24

220g butter

150g icing sugar

3 egg yolks

2 vanilla beans (inside)

200g plain flour

300g corn flour

2 capsules of Santander (2x 40mL espresso shots from Nespresso machine). Preextracted and cooled the day of creating.

2 teaspoons bi-carb soda

Zest of 1 lemon


Beat butter, icing sugar, yolks, espresso, lemon zest and vanilla until combined and lightly creamy.

Mix plain flour, corn flour and bi-carb soda together in a separate bowl.

Add the flour to the wet mix slowly, until well combined and smooth.

Wrap in plastic and allow to rest for an hour in the fridge.

Roll out to a 4mm thickness.

Stamp out biscuits with a 50mm round cutter.

Place on a baking paper lined tray and allow to rest for a further 15 minutes.

Bake at 180c for 10mins. When they’re ready, biscuits should be a light colour, not golden or burnt.


To assemble Alfajores:

Guava Jam

Dulce De Leche

Valrohna chocolate

Desiccated coconut


The flat side of the biscuit should be on the top and the bottom of the biscuit to give a flat / flush finish.

Filling One

Fill biscuit with about 5mm worth of Guava Jam. Roll desiccated coconut around the circumference of the biscuit. Then sprinkle the top of the biscuit with coffee from the Cauca Grand Cru capsule.

Filling Two

Fill biscuit with about 5mm of Dulce De Leche. Then drizzle top with Valrohna milk chocolate.



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