Guatemalan Cuisine: Rellenitos

5 rellenitos y una taza de café

Rellenitos (little fillings) is the name given to a food made from plantain dough which is molded into a semi-round shaped and filled (thus the name) with a black beans sauce or stuffed with manjar (custard). It is a sweet meal and normally eaten as junk food or as dessert. It is one of my favorite Guatemalan desserts and I am sure I am not the only one with a soft spot for this kind of meal. Check out this close-up shot of rellenitos to see the black bean sauce filling.

This photo of rellenitos was requested by Carmen, back in December, as a response to the Traditional Guatemalan Christmas Food series. No, I did not take this long to take the photos of rellenitos; I emailed her the photos of rellenitos back in December, but I forgot to post it here.

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