Here are some of the other pictures I took on Kelly and Jovi’s last walk of 2013.
Wow, I haven’t blogged in a long time.
Wow, a lot has happened since the last time I blogged! There are many, many things I could have written about!
Wow, it’s so hard to catch up when I haven’t done this in a long time. Feels like a tremendously big empty canvas ready to be painted, and also having a lot of paint, a lot of imagery but the size of what needs to be tackled is overwhelming and it feels like it’d take forever.
Wow, I know better than that. Just start, and since it’ll take a long time to get there, might as well enjoy the journey.
Wow, I was right! This is kind of fun. I really do need to blog more often.
Wow, what a lame intro. Story time.
Kelly last Saturday, and is now in Costa Rica. She’s chasing her dream, and I’m incredibly proud of her for finding the strength to do so after going through some really trying trials of life. I won’t see her for another 13 days or so.
Wow, I miss her.
To make Alfajores, you’ll need to get your human to bring home the following:
- 2 1/2 cups cornstarch ( Maizena Brand)
- 1 2/3 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 cup butter (two whole sticks!)
- 3 egg yolks
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- The rind of one lemon, as small as possible.
- 1-2 teaspoons caramel liqueur
- Dulce de Leche
First of all, you’ll be in the kitchen for a while (up to 2 hours if you get distracted by bunny rabbits like I do), so go put on some good music to jam to. Wash your paws while you’re at it.
Add the sugar gradually, beating until the mixture feels light and sandy. Add the egg yolks one at a time, beating well after each one goes in. Then beat in the vanilla, lemon rind and liqueur.
Roll the dough and flatten it with a rolling pin. I like to use a shot glass to cut the cookies, and do it over and over until the dough runs out.
Spread some butter on the cookie sheets, load them up and the’lly go in the oven at 350 degrees for about15 minutes.
Take them out of the baking sheets as soon as you get them out of the oven, and let them cool down. If you want to leave them in the fridge overnight, that’s ok. Just don’t leave the kitchen a mess before going to bed.
Say hello to Jovi. She’s a mini Australian Shepherd, and was born on August 22nd 2012.