Recipe: Dulce de Leche Alfajores

In Argentina, I think it’s fair to say that other than steak and empanadas, the sweet and sickly dulce de leche is one of the most commonly-found foodstuffs. The thick and sugary caramel is a deliciously naughty treat used in all type of desserts and pastries around Argentina. You might be served it at breakfast…

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Recipe: Corn, Cheese and Chilli Empanadas

It’s been a little while since I made empanadas, and I’ve been craving them a lot recently. The perfect little snack to take into work for lunch, for you or your colleagues, empanadas are tiny little pastries that go a long way. I had made meat empanadas before as well as ricotta and spinach, but I…

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The Unconventional Cake

Anyone who’s been to Latin America, will know how much the people LOVE their cake. Throughout Argentina, Bolivia and Peru, we were amazed at how many cake shops or panaderias lined the streets, and how integral sweets are to South American food. In Argentina dulce de leche cakes and ice cream ruled the desserts; in Bolivia, cakes…

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