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Best Guatemalan Dessert Recipes

Best Guatemalan dessert recipes

When we talk about desserts in the world , we really need to mention Guatemalan desserts , that is not a one person opinion but that is what a lot of people around the world think , and the main reason is that the Guatemalan desserts are someting else ! something unique and maybe the greatest desserts you will ever try and taste.

And to simplify it i'm going to name some really great Guatemalan dessert recipes , so if you wanted or want to make a Guatemalan dessert you can rely on this list to help you out doing it.

1. Guatemalan Corn Cake

The Guatemalan corn cake or corncake is the leader of Guatemalan desserts and a very well-known one , it is mainly made from eggs , vanilla and few other ingredients.

Ingredients :
-4 eggs
-yellow cake mix
-1/2cup vegetable oil
-1 package vanilla instant pudding mix
-1 teaspoon vanilla
-1 strained and mashed can cream-style (add milk to corn to make one cup)

How To Prepare / Method
First of all mix all ingredients for 2 mins , Then and into greased and floured bundt pour the mixture And Bake at 350ºF for 55 mins.
Let cool for 15 mins And then turn out of pan , Finally cool and dust with confectioner's sugar if you want.



2. Platano Al Horno

Or Baked Plantain and plantain is a fruit and we can name it Banana-Twin , it is a crop from genus Musa , used in most times in cooking , it is believed that the plantain plant is originated in Southeast Asia and there are two famous groups or types of plantains , The French one and the horn one.

Ingredients :
-4 Ripe plantains
-2 oz Fruit preserve (guava works best but the choice is up to you)
-2 oz Shredded soy cheese

How To Prepare / Method
First Set oven to 375 degrees And peel and slicethe the plantains lengthwise in the middle (careful to not cut all the way through , the two sides needs to kept joined).
Using cheese and fruit preserve stuff the plantain And place in a Nonstick pan , Then add 1/4 water to pan bottom and then cover with foil.
Finally bake for 30 minutes (or until it gets soft).

Platano Al Horno Baked Plantain recipe



3. Mango Avocado Salsa

A salsa or a sauce , a Spanish and Italian word , and salsa is made from a very known ingredients and vegetables and especially tomato.

Ingredients :
-1 diced tomato
-2 peeled and chopped avocados
-1 peeled and chopped mango
-1/4 diced red onion
-1 dash garlic salt
-1 diced red pepper

How To Prepare / Method
In a medium sized bowl combine all ingredients Then cover and chill for 20 to 30 mins.

Mango Avocado Salsa recipe



4. Guatemalan Sweet Cakes

If you love Cakes , Sweet-Cakes then the this Guatemalan recipe will work great for you , a very simple and a delicious one.

Ingredients :
-1/4teaspoon salt
-7 tablespoons softened unsalted butter
-2/3cup sugar
-3/4cup rice flour
-1/2cup farmer cheese at room temperature
-3 eggs (large ones)
-1 teaspoon baking powder

How To Prepare / Method
First Preheat oven to 350 degrees (with rack in middle) , Then line muffin cups And whisk together baking powder , salt and flour in a bowl.
In a large bowl beat together sugar and butter using an electric mixer until fluffy and pale 2-3 mins , And beat in eggs one at a time (after each addition beat well) , After that beat in cheese until combined.
Divide among nine muffin cups a 1/4 cup slightly rounded batter for each , Next is to bake until pale golden (nearly 25 mins).
Finally and on a rack for 15 mins cool cakes in pans And then turn out onto rack and cool to warm.

Guatemalan Sweet Cakes recipe



5. Rellenitos de Platano

Rellenitos de Platanor , a Guatemalan dessert for everyone that is mainly made from plantains that i have talked about in the Platano Al Horno recipe and frijoles or black beans.

Ingredients :
-1 tablespoon white sugar
-1/4 oil (for frying)
-1 can refried black beans
-1 teaspoon salt
-6 peeled and broke into chunks plantains

How To Prepare / Method
In a large pot place the plantains in water to cover and bring to a boil , Next reduce heat and simmer until tender (for about 15 mins) Then mash and drain.
Heat the refried beans in a small saucepan over low heat Then stir in the salt and sugar , After that Remove from heat.
Form a palm sized amount of mashed plantains into a ball ,in the middle flatten and place nearly a teaspoon of the bean mixture Then and around the beans mold the sides of the plantain making an egg shaped ball and the purpose of that is to make the rellenitos.
Heat oil in a large skillet or deep fryer to 375 degrees , Then and in oil Fry rellenitos until browned.
And as a final step drain on paper towels.

Rellenitos de Platano recipe