Argentinian Christmas Recipes

Niños Envueltos (Babies In Blankets)

Ingredients

1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon plain flour
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 egg, hard boiled
2 x 125g rump or sirloin steaks
100g frozen leaf spinach
150g cooked ham
4 sprigs rosemary
kitchen string
pepper
salt
standard tin of chopped tomatoes

Where to buy the ingredients


Asda
Sainsbury's
Tesco
Waitrose

Method

1 Thaw the frozen spinach, roughly chop and then in a colander press the spinach down with a wooden spoon to remove excess water
2. With the salt and pepper, season the steaks
3. Boil the eggs, peel & chop and chop the ham into small pieces
4. In a bowl mix the egg, ham, butter and spinanch
4. Spoon the mix onto the steaks
5. Roll the steaks and tie with kitchen string and spear each one with 2 springs of rosemary
6. In a plate full of flour roll the steaks until entirely covered
7. In a frying pan add some oil and heat, then cook the steaks for 2 minutes, turning at least once to brown the meat
8. Add the tomatoes and cover the pan and cook on a low heat for 20 minutes. If the dish starts too dry, and a tiny amount of water
9. Remove the string and serve with the sprig in the meat to hold its shape.

Alfajores de Maicena

Ingredients


½ teaspoon baking powder
¾ cup butter
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1 egg and 2 yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons of cognac
2½ cups cornstarch
tin of dulce de leche

Where to buy the ingredients


Asda
Sainsbury's
Tesco
Waitrose

Method

1. In a large bowl mix the cream, sugar and butter, then the egg and 2 egg yolks and beat well
2. Sift in the cornstach and mix then the cognac and then add the baking powder, mix well
3. Add in lemon zest and vanilla and stir
4. Empty the dough onto a floured surface then knead until smooth and allow to stand for 15 minutes
5. Roll the dough on a floured surface and cut out with cookie cutter
6. Place the cookies onto a greased backing tray and bake in a preheated oven of 375°F / 190°C for 20 minutes
7. Allow to cool and in pairs add the dulce de leche to the edges on the cookies to hold the cookies together
8. Roll the edges in the grated coconut


Where To Buy Cookery Books

Amazon - Online Store
The Book Depository - Bookstore
Blackwell's - Bookstore
Waterstones - Bookstore