We always ask ourselves the same thing, we buy fruits and vegetables that we don’t eat, it gets ripe and we don’t know what to do with it. It is what I base myself in making these recipes. So you have different options and alternatives that are delicious and you can take advantage of that ripe fruit or vegetable.
Do not throw away anything else, if you do not want to eat them, transform it into a whole grain recipe full of nutrients and beneficial for your body and your pocket. And for this I leave you this proposal of banana alfajores with whole wheat flour. Which are a more than exquisite combination!
Banana is a fruit that is usually bought at home and it is common for us to remember to eat it when it is already black. You don’t want to eat them, your children less, and throwing them make you feel bad. Better to make a good recipe! In addition, the ripening of the banana is proportional to its nutrients and contributions. What makes it one of the most spectacular fruits that exist!
Many recipes to make, millions of possible combinations. You just have to get out of the classic ones. You lose nothing by trying new recipes. And I assure you that you will love these alfajores. At home, it was a complete success, so the goal was more than accomplished (a whole fight to eat fruit)
Let’s talk about the recipe:
The ingredients used are simply basic and their preparation even more. A recipe that does not have to be kneaded nor has leavened times.
To give it the characteristic round shape of the alfajores, you can use a cookie cutter or something round that they have (glass, lid, etc.) the size you want the alfajores to come out.
With this recipe 22 standard alfajores came out. If you want bigger or thicker alfajores you should consider the thickness and size of the dough to cut. And always keeping in mind that with baking they will grow a little. Also the baking times will change too.
Baking is quick and easy, only one baking dish is needed. It is not necessary to have butter paper or butter the baking dish since this dough has a good amount of it. Although if it is for your tranquility and your confidence you can use them anyway.
These banana alfajores with whole wheat flour can be filled with the sweet that you like the most. Using a piping bag can be helpful for this procedure. If the sweet paste is a bit hard, it can be heated for a few minutes in the microwave with a few drops of water or milk, this varies depending on the type of sweet it is.
To test what they combined best with, I filled some with dulce de leche, others with quince paste. Some I bathed with chocolate and others I put grated coconut like the classic alfajores of cornstarch. Those who liked the most were those with quince paste.
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- Medium banana 1
- Butter 100 g / 3.52 oz / 2 ½ tbsp
- Egg 1
- Whole cane sugar 80 g / 2.82 oz / 4 tbsp
- Whole wheat flour 125 g / 4.40 oz / 1 cup
- Cornstarch 175 g / 6.17 oz / 1 ½ cup
- Baking powder 10 g / 0.35 oz / 2 tsp
- Baking soda 1 tsp
- Vanilla essence c / n
- For the filling: dulce de leche, sweet potato paste, quince paste, chocolate topping, grated coconut, etc.
- Place the butter at room temperature and the sugar in a bowl. Beat until creamy (creamy consistency).
- Add the egg, the mashed banana and the vanilla essence. Mix
- Add the whole wheat flour. Mix with a spoon.
- Then add the cornstarch together with the baking powder and the baking soda. Link. Wrap the preparation in a kitchen plastic film and take it to the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
- Roll out the dough with a rolling pin. Sprinkle with cornstarch if it tends to stick. Cut the dough discs with a chosen cutter. Put it on a baking sheet (you can butter it if you want).
- Bake at 180 °C / 356 °F for 15-20 minutes or until edges start to brown. Before filling, let cool so they don't break.
- White sugar can be used.
- Can be used butter, margarine or any other type of cooking oil.
- Milk can be replaced by water or vegetable milk.
- Consume preferably before 3 days.
- Can be frozen (3 months).
- Whole wheat flours depending on their brand can absorb more or less amount of liquid. Be sure to incorporate liquids gradually.