Consecutive Day 3629 of 3654 — Champurradas, The Guatemalan Cookies

Rudy Giron: Guatemalan gastronomy &emdash; Guatemalan Sweet Bread Sampler

Champurradas is what we call the most popular pan tostado [crunchy sweet bread] in Guatemala. It’s round shape and crunchy sweet taste with sesame seeds is quite possibly the least expensive and most popular Guatemalan cookie, although we don’t think of champurradas as cookies. Champurradas are also quite popular as the sweet bread to dunk in coffee or chocolate; a Guatemalan tradition practiced by all social economic classes. In fact, I think Dunkin Donuts should pay royalties to Guatemala for swiping the “dunk in” concept and using it as its brand. I am almost certain that Thomas Gage chronicled the Guatemalan dunking in practices in his travel logs of the 1600s, right? ;-). Let me double check that.

10-year Countdown Aside: Thus far, I’ve been publishing for 3,629 consecutive days on We continue the May 1st, 2016 countdown to 3,654 days, or 522 weeks, or 120 months, or 10 years of multimedia content from and about Antigua Guatemala.

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