Tips & Techniques
The Taste of La Celeste
Flavors inspired in the Garra Charrúa!
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These fried cakes are very popular on rainy days. It is believed that the gauchos would make these cakes with the rain water that they collected. Enjoy them with dulce de leche, mermalades, cheeses or sprinkled with powdered sugar.
Alfajores are a popular sweet treat in several South American countries. The Uruguayan version uses cornstarch in the preparation of these rich cookies that are filled with dulce de leche and dusted with sugar.
The delicious chimichurri, which is so popular in both sides of the La Plata River, is the perfect sauce to enhance the flavor of these grilled chicken breasts. Quick and easy to make, this is a winning recipe!
There are many "Natillas" in Uruguay and this one is inspired in the home made one or "Natilla Casera." This Vanilla Custard is made with milk, eggs, cornstarch and Coffee - mate to add more creaminess and flavor.
Enjoy it with your family and friends!
In Uruguay there are empanadas for every taste. They can be sweet or savory stuffed with vegetables, cheese or chicken, but the most popular is the meat empanada. Serve them as an appetizer or as a main course.