This Torta de Mojicón is a traditional dessert from Bogotá, the capital and largest city of Colombia. This beautiful city is located in the center of the country and was declared a World Book Capital, by UNESCO, and Iberoamerican Capital of Culture, by the UCCI.
Torta de Mojicón is a sweet and moist bread pudding cake made with Mojicones(Colombian sweet rolls) and guava paste. I love serving this dessert while it’s still warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a cup black coffee on the side. It’s very easy to make and is a fun cooking project with kids.
4 mojicones(Colombian sweet rolls)
3 cups of milk
1 cup of heavy cream
5 eggs, beaten
3/4 cups of sugar
5 oz of guava paste (4 bocadillos), sliced
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1. Lightly butter a medium baking dish. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2. In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, heavy cream, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla extract and set aside.
3. Slice the mojicones in half horizontally. Place the bottoms of the sliced mojicón in the baking pan, add the guava paste, then the tops of the mojicones(brown side up), being sure the pieces of guava paste are between the layers of the bread or it will burn while baking.
4.Pour the custard mixture over the mojicones and allow to soak for 10 minutes, pressing down gently.
5. Bake for 40 to 45 more minutes or until the pudding puffs up and the custard is set. Remove from the oven and serve warm or at room temperature.