Sweets

Gelatina de Colores o Mosaico (Mosaic Jello)

11 comments December 14, 2013
Gelatina de Colores o Mosaico (Mosaic Jello)

Gelatina de Colores also known as Mosaico de Gelatina is a staple at Colombian parties, especially during the holidays. Every year for Christmas one of my aunts would make it and I loved it so much! I’ve always loved Jello desserts and as a kid, my mom would often have a bowl of Jello in […]

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Dulce de Cascos de Limón (Candied Lime Shells)

7 comments December 10, 2013
Dulce de Cascos de Limón (Candied Lime Shells)

Homemade fruits in syrup (dulces caseros de frutas) are very popular in Colombia. This Dulce de Cascos de Limón is also known as Desamargado de Limón and it is a traditional Christmas dessert in Colombian homes. This dessert is delicious and has the perfect balance of tang and sweetness. To make Dulce de Cascos de […]

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Pastelitos de Guayaba (Guava Pastries)

10 comments September 26, 2013
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My absolute favorite desserts are the ones that are the simplest and easiest to prepare. The kind that can be whipped up in thirty minutes or less from start to finish. These delicious pastries filled with guava paste, known as pastelitos de guayaba, are a popular Latin dessert that you’ll find in many Latin bakeries […]

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S’mores Empanadas

11 comments August 26, 2013
Smores Empanadas

Is there another culinary marvel as delicious, internationally recognized, and beloved as the Empanada? I don’t think so! We Latinos truly love our empanadas, in their many and wonderful variations. I am an empanada kind of girl. I really enjoy the whole concept of empanadas. Crust and filling, it’s like having the best of everything […]

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Dulce de Papaya (Fresh Papaya in Syrup)

11 comments June 26, 2013
Dulce de Papaya (Fresh Papaya in Syrup)

Growing up in Colombia, I was spoiled by all the exotic tropical fruit varieties available around the country. Fruits are a very important part of Colombian cuisine and we eat them every day in a variety of ways. Papayas are used in Colombia to make fruit salads, smoothies, juice, savory sauces and desserts. My favorite way […]

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Paletas de Limón (Creamy Lime Popsicles)

6 comments June 19, 2013
Paletas de Limón (Creamy Lime Popsicles)

What’s more fun and satisfying on a hot summer day than a frozen treat on a stick? On that tip, how about some homemade paletas? These little frozen treats are just right for beating the summer heat. If you haven’t heard of paletas, they’re a popular Latin American popsicle made in various flavors. The more […]

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Pasteles de Arequipe (Dulce de Leche Turnovers)

11 comments June 13, 2013
Pasteles de Arequipe (Dulce de Leche Turnovers)

Pasteles de Arequipe are one of the most delicious pastries and are a snack and dessert staple in Colombia. You’ll find them in Colombian bakeries (panaderias) in Colombia and around the world. As a girl, after school, my mom would stand at the kitchen counter talking with us about our day and then a few […]

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