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Champurradas Recipe Guatemala

The famous "champurradas" are basically large cookies with sesame seeds on top. This simple yet delicious shortbread cookie has a round, flat, toasted shape. You can enjoy them for breakfast or as a dessert with a hot coffee.

Pepitoria Traditional Guatemala Sweet Recipe

The recipe for "Dulce de Pepitoria de Guatemala" is another of the typical Guatemalan sweets, and is also well known in Antigua Guatemala. It is a very traditional part of Guatemalan gastronomy because it is extracted from the pumpkin that is grown in the same way as the Guatemalan Ayote.

Mazapan Traditional Candy Guatemala Recipe

After the "Canillita de Leche", Marzipan (Mazapán as known in Guatemala) is perhaps the second most popular typical sweet in Guatemala. It is preferred and enjoyed by locals and foreigners throughout the year and especially during the patron saint festivities in the interior of the country.

Traditional Figs in Honey Guatemala Recipe

As in many recipes for typical Guatemalan sweets, "Higos en Miel" (Figs in Honey) is also easy to prepare, and these Guatemala Typical Candies are delicious. You can find them in any typical candy store, especially in Antigua Guatemala. But here we explain how you can do them yourself.

Traditional Coconut Sweet Guatemala Recipe

This is another of the typical Guatemalan sweets, also known as "dulce de conserva de coco" (in Spanish). One of the favorites not only for Guatemalans, but also for foreign tourists who visit Guatemala.

Magdalena Cake Guatemala Recipe

Magdalena is a very fluffy bun and is part of traditional Guatemalan desserts. It is very popular in Guatemalan cuisine for its sweetness and delicious touch of orange flavor, ideal for dessert after lunch or in the afternoon with coffee.

Milk Canillitas Guatemalan Typical Candy Recipe

Canillitas de Leche is a typical candy originally from Antigua Guatemala. It is customary to eat at the patronal fairs and it is very well known and popular by locals and foreigners. If you have tried the typical sweets of Guatemala, without a doubt you have tried the milk canillita.

Guatemalan potato Tortitas

Guatemalan potatoes “Tortitas” or “Tortitas de Papa” as known in Guatemala is a recipe very similar to other ones in Latin America. However, in Guatemala these are prepared differently and have a very special particular flavor. This recipe or dish is ideal to accompany the main dish at lunch as a garnish or serve as an appetizer before your meals.

Corn Tortillas folded with cheese and Loroco recipe

Known in Guatemala as "Dobladas de Queso Fresco y Loroco". This is one of those recipes so easy to prepare, that it will take you very little time to make and share them with your family and friends. We share with you another very traditional Guatemalan recipe, ideal for any time of the day, from breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack at any time of the day.

Guatemala Traditional Tostadas (corn tortillas toast) Recipe

The traditional "Tostadas Guatemaltecas" (Corn Tortillas Toasts) are very popular. These are basically a snack or appetizer before lunch. This traditional Guatemala snack is quite common during national holidays or just for sharing with the family and friends any time during the day.

Guatemalan Stewed Beef Recipe

Stewed Beef is a typical Guatemalan food. It has many ingredients that make it juicy and with a very intense flavor, which makes it the first choice for Guatemalan families at lunchtime, always accompanied by rice and avocado. This dish is known in Guatemala as "Guisado de Res Guatemalteco".

Radish Salad Guatemalan Recipe

This recipe is a classic on the Guatemalan table, especially for the summer season. It is a refreshing and very traditional Guatemalan salad. It is the ideal accompaniment for dishes such as beef stew and others also typical of Guatemala.

Black Beans Soup or Broth - Guatemala Recipe

If the corn tortilla is a basic food in the Guatemalan table every day, black beans is perhaps the second most important food in Guatemalans’ diet. Black beans is a very simple food to prepare, but delicious and essential on the table of Guatemalan families, it is rich in flavor, but also rich in iron and proteins.

Egg-wrapped Green Beans - Guatemala Recipe

We could say that it is almost impossible not to find this dish on the menu of a traditional cuisine of any Guatemalan family. It is very simple to prepare with a few steps to follow, it would be ideal to accompany this dish with rice and a tomato sauce.

Corn Atole Guatemalan Recipe

"Atol de Elote" is a traditional ancestral drink of Guatemala, made from sweet yellow corn, has a very special and exquisite taste and texture. For the Mayan culture, corn was a sacred food and was consumed daily, either preparing tamales, tortillas or "atol".

Traditional Black Tamales Guatemala Recipe

Guatemalan Black tamales ("Tamales Negros") are traditional dish that should be present on your table during the Christmas season, these tamales are also known as "sugar tamales", its rich sweet-flavor makes it different from the popular red sauce tamale we all know, and just like the traditional tamales, you can enjoy them with French bread.

Traditional Molletes for Christmas Guatemalan Recipe

Guatemalan Christmas muffins are very popular during December. They are very similar to Lent Muffins (Holy Week), but with small differences that also make them special and favorite for many at lunchtime for dessert.

Guatemalan Churrasco and Chirmol Recipe

The "Guatemalan Churrasco", or also known as "Churrasquito" has many traditional flavors of the typical Guatemalan food. It is a traditional dish for lunch, accompanied by rice, flipped beans, roasted corn, guacamole and the very important Guatemalan Chirmol.

Hilachas Guatemalan Traditional Recipe

Las Hilachas is another traditional, typical and original recipe from Guatemala, and is originally from Baja Verapaz, specifically from the Salamá region. It is part of the collection of typical Guatemalan recipes with intense flavor and very rich in nutrients.

Red Beans with Pork Meat or Pork Rind Recipe

In Guatemala is known as “Frijoles Colorados (rojos) con Carne o Chicharrón”. This is one of the best dishes of Guatemalan food. This is the traditional lunch of many Guatemalan families and is the main course of lunch. It is very simple to prepare and its very characteristic aroma highlights it over many other typical Guatemalan recipes.

White Fiambre Guatemalan Recipe

The famous Guatemalan dish and recipe we all each on November 1st in Guatemala for ‘All Saints Day’ (El Día de Todos Los Santos), a day before the ‘Dia de Los Muertos’. We have shared the Red Fiambre recipe in previous post, and today we would like to tell you about the White Fiambre, which is quite similar, but not the same.

Caldo de Res Recipe - meat broth - Guatemalan Style

This is a recipe that is prepared, eaten and enjoyed throughout Guatemala. The meat broth of Guatemala (also known as Caldo de Res) is a very nutritious and delicious dish, although preparing it takes a lot of work, the result is definitely worth the effort.

Chilaquilas Guatemalan Recipe

Chilaquilas are another of the typical dishes of Guatemala and Antigua Guatemala, in fact, it is one of the favorite recipes in Guatemala. They are corn tortillas folded, stuffed with cheese or sometimes chicken.

Traditional Christmas Guatemalan Tamales ( recipe )

Like the traditional Guatemalan tamales, the Guatemalan Christmas Tamales are an essential dish on the table for Christmas Dinner in Guatemala, a culinary gift to share with family and loved ones.

Fiambre Guatemalan Dish Recipe and Story

The popular Guatemala dish we all enjoy every year on November 1st, which is ‘All Saints Day’ (El Día de Todos Los Santos), a day before the ‘Dia de Los Muertos’. Some say that this dish is an offering for a particular date of the year. But the history tell us the real origin of this popular Guatemalan dish and recipe.

Guatemalan Cuisine - Part 2

Guatemala’s Cuisine has many traditional dishes, all of them have similarities but each one is unique at the same time.

Guatemalan Cuisine - Part 1

Several traditional foods in Guatemala’s Cuisine are based on Maya heritage, corn and beans are key ingredients play an important role.

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