Columbian desserts have a sweet and irresistible taste. While most have a Spanish-African fusion, some are uniquely Columbian. If you crave an occasional treat on your next trip, you can embark on an adventure to try some mouth-watering desserts. This article will look at lesser-known Colombian desserts that deserve your attention offered by Mecatos Bakery & Café Metrowest
The exquisite Arequipe will conquer your palate with a sweet, irresistible flavor. In Columbia, this dessert is translated as candy made of milk. To prepare this caramel, sweetened condensed milk is heated slowly for 3-4 hours. Then it’s cooled down and stored in a refrigerator. To achieve that rich brown color, some chefs use milk, vanilla, sugar, and baking soda.
This dessert features sweet ripe slices of plantain stuffed with cheese and batter. One popular addition to cheese is a slice of guava. This Columbian treat is hard to ignore as it is sweet and savory.
Obleas are thin wafers filled with shredded cheese, coconut, and raspberry sauce. Some restaurants place Arequipe in the middle when serving two problems. You can find this dessert in the streets – some vendors offer additional toppings like sprinkles or fruits.
Torta De Tres Leches
This dessert features a cake baked in sweetened milk to give a super moist cream (soggy consistency). In Columbia, most foodies love Torta De Tres Leches because it’s tangier and more appealing to eat. You’ll find different flavors like coconut, chocolate, coffee, and strawberries. Some restaurants serve the dessert with grapes or mango.
Arroz Con Leche (Rice Pudding)
Rice Pudding is the perfect dessert for visitors looking to put their taste buds to the test. It’s made with cinnamon, condensed milk, and pure vanilla. Generally, condensed milk is cooked slowly on a stove top until the rice mixture thickens. Although Arroz Con Leche is less popular, the aromatic burst of cinnamon gives a delicious creamy texture.
This dessert resembles Arequipe due to the presence of cornstarch. It’s a common dish during the festive season. To give a custard-like look, Natilla is flavored with dark molasses (a by-product of sugar processing). Many recipes of the Natilla feature raisins, coconut, or nuts, while some combine the three.
There are different variations of Cocadas Blancas in the country but the common ones are made of coconut and sugar. The main ingredients are shredded coconut, sugar, whole milk, eggs, and cinnamon powder. To prepare this Columbian-based candy, the coconut is baked to achieve a chewy texture. This delicious treat can be enjoyed at room temperature.
This dessert is made of cookies with lots of butter to give a crumbly and delicious taste. Polvorosas have a strong Spanish influence but are now eaten in Columbia all year round. To make these delicious treats, all that is required is five ingredients – cinnamon, flour, butter, sugar, and salt.
Eyucando is a traditional dessert on the Atlantic coast of Columbia. It’s made of shredded yuca, anise, grated coconut, butter, and cheese. The combination of these ingredients gives a cheese-like texture. First, the cake is baked before being it into squares. Eyucando is served at room temperature with coffee on the side.
Pastel de Gloria
This dessert is made of crumbly puff filled with almonds, guava jelly or paste, cheese, or Arequipe. Granulated sugar is sprinkled on top to create a tasty snack.
Mecatos is the place to have Colombian mouth-watering desserts.do not get a delayed order today.