Recipe: Churros with Hot Chocolate Sauce

All over Spain, Portugal, and Latin America you are likely to come across the deliciously naughty treats called “churros”. Like doughnuts, but different in shape and texture, they are the ideal street-food dessert, beautifully simple but utterly delicious. Churros with Chocolate Sauce 125g self-raising flour 125g plain flour 2 tbsp of olive oil pinch of…

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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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The Real Tres Leches

As you may remember, I recently posted about my “unconventional” first attempt at a Tres Leches Cake. I vowed at the end of that post, that I would rise above my failures, and review my recipe. Well, I am very pleased to inform you all, that I SUCCEEDED. I researched the tres leches cake once again, and was…

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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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