I finally got around making one of my favorite desserts of all times – Bizcochuelo (bees-coh-CHOOEH-loh) de Tres Leches, or cake with three milks sauce, or Three milks cake. Dulce de Tres Leches is a very popular dessert throughout Latin America, and in Ecuador it is as popular and traditional as Arroz con […]
I had one of those “What do I make for dinner?” moments – you know, the ones where you have been busy all day and have not had a chance to really think about what you’re going to cook. I normally try to have a plan, and with this blog, I actually feel […]
Churrasco (choo-RRAHS-coh) is a delicious and simple grilled cut of marinated beef. Churrasco is a common Latin American grilled meat dish, and it varies by country. You may be familiar with Brazilian Churrascarias, the all-you-can-eat restaurants where waiters bring out all sorts of cuts of meat to your table and slice it as […]
Empanadas de Verde (em-pah-NAH-dahs deh VEHR-deh) are a staple food in the Ecuadorean diet. Made from green plaintains, empanadas de verde are usually eaten for breakfast, accompanied with a cafecito, or black coffee. These green plaintain patties are filled with cheese, but can also be filled with a ground beef and raisin mixture, […]
In my Ecuadorean recipes, I always talk about using Achiote, a.k.a., annato-infused oil, and refrito as bases for Ecuadorean cuisine. I thought it would be appropriate to include a few pictures of what these two look like, and how to make them.
I normally make achiote (ah-CHOH-teh) on the spot. I remember […]