Meet Argentina

Sweets from Argentina

Love this post.0

Dulces and postres can be found on every corner in Argentina. Their love and adoration for sugar is not a secret. Everywhere you go you see ice-cream shops and cute bakeries. Every single meal is the reason to have something sweet at the end of it.

Dulce de leche

You cannot miss it and not to try to. Such tradition is a must! In every dessert or a sweet you can find dulce de leche and it means sweet milk. Dulce de leche is made of sweetened milk, which is heating until it becomes texture of soft caramel and looks and feels like a paste. Argentinians eat it during breakfast as a spread on bread. Of course, you can buy it in the supermarket, but it is recommended to try artisanal one, it makes a huge difference in taste. It won’t have any artificial sweeteners and you will be able to feel real taste.

Locals love making dessert from it called chocotorta. It is a cake made of chocolate cookies which are soaked in coffee and between them there are layers of cream cheese and dulce de leche and it doesn’t even have to be baked!

Alfajores

These types of cookies are the most prevalent dessert in the country. Alfajores are made from 2 very sweet cornstarch round biscuits which are joined by dulce de leche. Mostly these cookies will be coated with white or dark chocolate but can be just covered with coconut or powdered sugar. They can be eaten anytime and everywhere. People like to have them instead of lunch too. Best companion for them is mate, which is traditional drink of Argentina. Places that sell these cookies are bakeries called panaderias; you can also get packets in cafes or stores like Havana which are coffee shops. Don’t be fooled by how rich and sweet they are; sugar is not overwhelming, that’s why it is so hard to resist the habit of consuming them daily.

Rogel Cake

As we told you previously, every single dessert has dulce de leche in them, this cake is not an exception.  It has 3-4 layers of quite light pastry and separated by the sweet milk goodness which is topped with meringue. Because layers are thin, it makes a cake soft. Meringue is gooey and it takes you to another level of sweetness. For someone who is not a sweet tooth it can be too much, but if you like it that is the perfect combination. Rogel Cake is not easy to find, recipes are passed through generations and mostly it is made and eaten at home and presented for special occasions.

Dulce de batata

There cannot be anything more traditional than a dessert made from sweet potatoes. It has jelly texture and resembles marmalade. You must eat it with cheese. If it is sold in supermarket, you will notice that chocolate is added on top. But homemade and traditional one is just plain, usually made as a round-shaped dessert.

Related

Celebrate Argentina Style

The Cities in Argentina are well known for their culture and customs. It is never a surprise to see large groups of people socializing and celebrating through all hours of the night. In some countries, there is an in bed by midnight predictability that you can count on. It is a different atmosphere that lives […]

Love this post.1

Popular Cities to Visit in Argentina

Argentina is full of vast regions that are made of small villages, towns and larger cities. Adventuring to the main city spots of Argentina will be full of spontaneity. To decide which of the cities in Argentina fits your travel plans the best, you will want to look at the dynamics that are common for […]

Love this post.0

The Animals of Argentina

It is good to know the terrain and environment of any country you hoping to spend time in. When you are not a native to the lands, certain elements can take you by surprise. Argentina has a splendor of green hills and a natural beauty within its peaks. This also means there is wildlife that […]

Love this post.1