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About Us

Lucila's Homemade was founded out of a desire to bring to America the treats Lucila grew up with in Argentina. It is our mission to produce unique and traditional hand-crafted pastries, and make them available at gourmet grocers, specialty coffee and tea shops, farmers markets and online.

Lucila's Homemade specializes in "alfajores" (pronounced al-fa-hor-es). Alfajores, increasingly known as Alfies™, are pastries consisting of two soft and crumbly cookies sandwiched with a thick layer of "dulce de leche" (creamy caramel).

Lucila's alfajores are handcrafted using unique artisanal techniques. Each cookie starts with the simple ingredients of cornstarch, flour, sugar, eggs and butter.

First, the dough is rolled out in uniform thickness, cut and baked. Then, the alfajores are filled with delicious dulce de leche (creamy caramel). Finally, they are rolled in coconut (traditional) or covered in Belgian chocolate (dark or white).

Whether eaten for breakfast, as an afternoon snack or for dessert, any time is the right time to enjoy an alfajor. Lucila's Homemade alfajores are as much a work of art as they are an experience of the senses. One bite of the creamy caramel combined with the crumbly cookie is all it takes for you to know…it is the best treat you will ever have!

Lucila's Story

Artisanal Master

I was born and raised in a small town in Argentina, about 350 miles north of Buenos Aires. My sisters and I grew up devouring pastries my mom, grandma, and aunts made with "dulce de leche" in it, especially the "alfajores".

After moving to the United States when I was 24 and meeting my husband Joe, my passion for cooking and entertaining started. We love having friends over our house and treating them to good company, and of course, great home-cooked meals.

After I had children, I used my newly found cooking skills and started baking the traditional Argentinian "alfajores" for my children. I wanted them to grow up with the same wonderful memories that I had as a child, with sweet aromas swirling through the house.

Making traditional Argentinian food and sharing it with family and friends is what I love to do. I have been fortunate to be able to translate my passion into a business, and get a "taste of the American dream" while America gets "a taste of Argentina"!

From my home to yours…

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