Torrejas, Torrejas, Anyone?

Torrejas Traditional Guatemalan Christmas Food

Guatemalan torrejas is what happens when you mix a good sampling of Guatemalan sweet bread known as molletes; stuff it with manjar (custard*); then wrap the whole thing with beaten eggs; fry it; and finally let it boil in a sweet sauce made from sugar, water, red wine and cinnamon until syrup is obtained.

One order of torrejas can set you back Q10/US$1.25, which includes one torreja with plenty of syrup.

Torrejas, molletes, buñuelos, mole, platanos fritos (fried platains) are among the dessert of the Christmas season in Guatemala.

Are you ready for the Guatemalan Christmas desserts?

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