28 January 2011

Medias Lunas (argentinian treat)








As countries of immigration in which many millions of Europeans settled, the idiosyncrasies of these nations was complying with the various immigrant contributions were received. In this case, known as invoices or biscuits snacks are part of both appellants Cuisine of Argentina and the Uruguayan. Are common with coffee with milk or even, the mate may even be filled with dulce de leche, quince jam or pastry cream and covered sugar, either white or black icing (also called icing).

These treats themse fluffy  yellow while the shell is thin, lightly browned, caramelized and crispy. The mass usually contains a moderate amount of butter or animal fat in other cases, though, for whom such ingredients are forbidden, there are also bills that have replaced animal fat (butterfat) vegetable oils such as margarine best quality.

The medias lunas are sold in bakeries and its price is determined by the dozen, but is also sold individually. They are consumed at breakfast or lunch or commonly accompanies mate at different times of day.

Here in Chile we adore medias lunas, in many caffes you can eat with some coffe or tea.
And in my house too. Enjoy!






Ingredients

For mix yeast
1 tablespoon of dry yeast
1 teaspoon of sugar
1 tablespoon of plain  flour
1/3 cup of warm water

Dough

3 eggs
3/4 cup of sugar
100 grs. of butter
1/2 cup of warm water
3 cups of plain flour
pinch of salt

2 yolk egg with one teaspoon of water
to brush  Medias Lunas

Method


To the yeast mixture


In a bowl put the dry yeast with the flour and sugar. Add warm water and stir well. Cover and allow the yeast to ferment in a warm place for 10 to 15 minutes.



For the dough


In a bowl put the eggs, sugar and melted butter with 1 / 2 cup warm water to incorporate all very well, add flour and salt, mix and add the yeast mixture. Incorporate well.
Knead on a flat surface a little to make a dough. Set aside  by 30 minutes

Roll out the dough with a rolling pin. With a knife cut rectangular strips and then make
 triangles.

To made Medias Lunas: roll each triangle from base to tip ends to take the center giving the shape of the Medias lunas.

Butter and floured an baking tray.
Place the Medias lunas in the tray and brush with egg yolk.
Preheat oven to 190 ° C.

Bake for about 15 minutes.Or until will be lightly browned.

Serve with coffee or tea or breakfast.







EN ESPAÑOL

Medias Lunas (dulces argentinos)

Como es sabido durante años la migración de muchos europeos de las más difrentes naciones (Italia,Francia, España, Oriente etc.) a los países de Sudamérica  como es el caso de Uruguay y Argentina, y Chile por supuesto han contribuido a la cocina de los diferentes países.
Por eso es que las Medias Lunas (típicas en Argentina) se cree que se formaron partiendo de los croissants de Francia, pero variando la masa hacia un tipo de dulce danés porque la masa de las medias lunas es mas suave y liviana que el Croissant.















Las medias lunas se consumen con café, té o con mate, al desayuno o a cualquier hora.
Es verdad que son típicas de Argentina pero aquí en Chile nos encantan, normalmente venden en pastelerías o Panaderías o en salones de té.

Ingredientes

Para la mezcla de levadura

1 cucharada de levadura seca
1 cucharadita de azúcar
1 cucharada de harina
1/3 taza de agua tibia

Para la masa


3 huevos
3/4 taza de azúcar
100 grs. de mantequila
1/2 taza de agua tibia
3 tazas de harina
pizca de sal

2 yemas de huevo con un poco de agua
para pintar las medias lunas

Método

Para la mezcla de levadura

En una taza poner la levadura seca junto con el azúcar y la harina. Agregar el agua tibia y mezclar bien. Tapar y dejar que la levadura fermente en un lugar tibio durante 10  a15 minutos.

Masa

En un bol poner los huevos, el azúcar y la mantequilla derretida junto con 1/2 taza de agua tibia. mezclar todo muy bien.Agregar la harina y la sal, mezclar e incorporar la mezcla de levadura.

Luego en una superficie plana unir la masa amasando hasta formar una masa uniforme. Dejar reposar por 30 minutos.

Luego estirar la masa con la ayuda de un rodillo. Luego con un cuchillo cortar tiras rectangulares y despues formar triángulos para las medias lunas.
Para formar las medias lunas enrollar desde la base hacia la punta. Los extremos llevarlos hacia el centro dando forma a la media luna.
En una lata de horno enmantequilla y enharinada disponer las medias lunas y precalentar el horno a 180° c.
Pintar las medias lunas con la mezcla de agua y yemas de huevo.
Hornear por unos 15  minutos o hasta que estén ligeramente doradas.
Servir con té o café o al desayuno.
Se pueden guardar en una caja unos 3 a 4 días.

42 comments:

  1. These look fabulous Gloria, and they would be amazing filled with dulce de leche.

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  2. They look so tasty! I agree, dulce de leche would be pretty fantastic in these!

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  3. Gloria, those media lunes look so good! I love the idea of dulce de leche in them. One of my favourite things! sooo yummo!! Sending love and hugs your way! xxoo

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  4. Amiga, fijate en lo que publiqué hoy...si es que estamos conectadas!!!
    Lindas tus medias lunas!!!
    Besitos!

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  5. Ciao Gloria, seems so yummy!LOL

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  6. Have you try them with dulce de membrillo?
    They are amazin, facturas are the sunday treat for all of my kids once a month on a Sunday morning!!!
    Thanks for sharing!!!

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  7. Thanks Cakelaw, yes with dulce de leche is amazing!! x gloria

    Chele yes someones eat with dulce de leche, or quincy jam or other jams, x gloria

    Thanks a lot Marie, really are amazing yes with dulce de leche or quince jam is amazing, huggs, gloria

    Juana en serio? voy a ir a ver inmediatamente tu blog, gloria

    Manu, thanks a lot dear!!gloria

    Thanks Mar yes are yummy with dulce de leche or other jams! gloria

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  8. Fill my lunas with dulce de leche please, Gloria!
    These look wonderful.

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  9. Wow!! Elles sont si réussies et la dorure est parfaite;) Magnifique ma belle:)Je te souhaite un très beau weekend;)xxxx

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  10. it may sound strange to you but this is exacty what my grandma used to bake! i completely forgot about this recipe but when i saw your pictures i immediately remember the taste of it! so lovely!
    i certainly make it by myself!
    many thanks for sharing!
    justyna

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  11. This looks lovely. Love simple pastry like this, I would go with coffee for this! Thank you!

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  12. Oh gloria anche a me piace fare colazione con i cornetti ..anche da noi ci sono influenze di altre culture nel cibo come da voi . Mi piacerebbe visitare il Cile il paese più vicino a te che ho visto è Uruguay e lo ricordo ancora con piacere
    un abbraccio e anche un bacio ciao

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  13. QUesta è assolutamente la mia colazione preferita. Non ha rivali:))

    Appena sfornata poi...ne potrei mangiare fino a 10|
    Baci

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  14. Hola Gloria!

    Yo también me llamo Gloria y tengo un blog de cocina!!!
    Me han encantado tus medias lunas. En España no las encuentro tan ricas como las que probé en Argentina cuando estuve de luna de miel, así que supongo que las de Chile serán igual de ricas. A ver si me animo a prepararlas.

    Besos y encantada de conocer tu blog!

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  15. Que bien te han quedado!!.....yo las hice y me fascinaron....pero con tanta receta que he probado no las he vuelto a hacer,....estas se ven para comer sin parar!!.....Abrazotes, Marcela

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  16. Dulce de leche is wonderful I think! gloria

    Merci beaucoup Luxebelle, bizzzz gloria

    Im happy you remember the recipe dear! gloria

    Is nice with coffe or tea dear , gloria

    grazie Stefania,I really will happy if some day you come to Chile dear,un abbracio an baci, gloria

    Thnaks Barbara, x gloria

    Hola Glopria es un gusto conocerte apenas pueda te iré a visitar, un abrazo y gracias, gloria

    aah Marcela te pasa lo mismo que amí la Espe me decía Mamá hace tanto tiempo que no haces medias lunas son tan buenas, finalmente un día le dije ya las vamos a hacer para el Blog, y así fue,la verdad es que son tantas las recetas pendientes que a veces me olvido de algunas.
    Que tengas un lindo fin de semana, besos amiga, gloria

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  17. They look wonderful Gloria...even without a filling they must be perfect for breakfast :)
    Have a lovely weekend

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  18. Gloria yo quierooo pero para tomarmelo contigo con un buen te...pero como eso no puede ser me comformaré con llevarme la receta
    Un besote cariño

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  19. Magic of Spice , really many people think in medias lunas with dulce de leche or jam but when I made at home we eat alone, and are the best!! gloria

    Gracias Mar, ojalá nos pudieramos tomar un té. Muchos cariños, gloria

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  20. Everything you cook and bake looks so wonderful! I get hungry reading your blog. :)

    Hugs,
    Laura

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  21. How lovely. Looks like I've arrived just in time for breakfast.
    Sam

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  22. These are really lovely morsels. They look delicious and I'm sure they are delicious as well. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  23. Deliciosas media lunas! Me encantan estas para mi desayuno con membrillo o dulce de leche! Me tomaria tres por lo menos! Tengo que hacer unos cuantos pronto! Un abrazo!

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  24. Medias lunas, una taza de te, un libro, un atardecer...
    Besos

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  25. Simplemente deliciosas, que mas te puedo decir, que me comeria algunas ahora mismo con un cafecito, que rico!!
    besos manjar

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  26. Je t'en prends 2 pour mon petit-déjeuner de demain matin.
    Bon week-end et à très bientôt.

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  27. Que ricas!, tengo que probarlas, se ven deliciosas. Besos

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  28. Thanks a lot Laura, you are so nice, hugg! gloria

    Yes Sam here you will always in time to take some coffe or tea with a treat (LOL) xgloria

    Thanks a lot Mary blessings to you, have a lovely day, gloria

    Thanksa lot Michaengelo, ah with dulce de leche amazing! gloria


    Gracias Nando precioso, una taza de té con meidas lunas y un libro..cariños, gloria

    gracias Manjar Malva, xx gloria

    Merci mon amie a bientot, bizzz gloria

    Gracias Rosana, x gloria

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  29. Hi Gloria,
    Just dropping by to let you know that I have an award for you. Please stop by to collect it when you can. Thank you!

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  30. Thanks a lot Kitchen flavours I will visit you soon! gloria

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  31. Ohh...Gloria...these would be so welcomed, especially if served next to a jar of melted chocolate or Dulce de Leche...mmmum!

    Ciao for now,
    Claudia

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  32. I really should learn how to work with yeast. Look at all the fabulous goodies I'm missing.

    I was first introduced to these bundles of goodness when I did a post for Argentina a while back. I think the name of the blog was called Down Argentina Way. Anyway, Gloria, thank you for reminding me about them AND thank you so much for sharing...

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  33. These look delicious! Croissants are a yummy treat. It's good that you can eat them at home now.

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  34. Croisnats are a wonderful treat. I couldn't help myself but add a little chocolate:D

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  35. any filling would be great, but dulce de leche has a special place in my heart. :)

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  36. Thanks Claudia, huggss, ciao gloria

    Yes Louise are typical from Argentina y Uruguay, and we love a lot, gloria

    Thanks Brittany, gloria

    Thanks Valli, x gloria

    Grace I love dulce de leche too! gloria

    Thanks a lot Santosh, x gloria

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  37. These look wonderful!This is a MUST try for sure. Love the idea!

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  38. Adorable and totally droolworthy!

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  39. Me encantan, hace como 3 meses mi marido encontró un café argentino acá donde las hacen muy buenas, así que ahora cuando nos viene el antojo podemos ir a comprar, igual guardo la receta por si acaso. Gracias Gloria!

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  40. Pilar esta receta es fáicl y deliciosa! besos

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  41. Thanks for linking up these delicious treats to Sweets for a Saturday.

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