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Panetela borracha on a red serving tray.

Panetela Borracha – Cuban Drunken Rum Cake

Are you looking for a delicious and boozy treat to impress your guests at your next gathering? Look no further than panetela borracha, the perfect indulgence for any occasion. Made with a unique blend of flavors, these sweet and moist Cuban drunken rum cakes are a delightful addition to any dessert spread. My first encounter …

Pollo a la plancha, white rice, black beans, maduros and avocado on a blue plate.

Pollo a la Plancha

How to Make the Perfect Grilled Chicken Pollo a la Plancha is grilled or griddled tender chicken, bathed in zesty citrus marinade (mojo), seared to a succulent golden hue, and crowned with delightful sautéed onions. The chicken breast has been pounded thin and marinated in a flavorful, bright citrus and garlic marinade (mojo). Unlock culinary …

What Is Naranja Agria?

Unraveling the Delicious Secrets of Naranja Agria: A Tangy Citrus Fruit You Need to Try If you are new to Cuban, Latin or Caribbean cooking you might have noticed many recipes contain the ingredient naranja agria.  If you do not know what that is then you are probably asking yourself, what is naranja agria? Naranja …

Mini rice and Picadillo stuffed pumpkins presented with cilantro and fresh flowers in a cast iron skillet.

Mini Rice and Ground Beef Stuffed Pumpkins

Creating a delectable fusion of flavors is a hallmark of Cuban cuisine, and what better way to capture that essence than with this recipe for Mini Rice and Ground Beef Stuffed Pumpkins, or as we say in Spanish, “mini calabazas rellenas de arroz y picadillo.” This delightful dish brings together the sweetness of mini pumpkins …

Best Cuban Sandwiches In San Francisco

When it comes to sandwiches, there are a wide variety of different tasty options to choose from. Some people cannot live without an oversized Reuben sandwich, while others prefer a sizzling Philly cheese steak. But if you are looking for something completely different, and would like to sink your teeth into the epitome of what …

Ropa Vieja (Cuban Shredded Beef)

What is Ropa Vieja? Have you ever eaten old clothes? Well of course not! However, this Cuban dish is named just that. Ropa Vieja (vee-ay-haa) means old clothes in Spanish. Let me tell you, old clothes have never tasted so good! So legend has it that a poor penniless man couldn’t afford to feed his …

A stack of Dulce de leche brownies.

Dulce de Leche Brownies

A dulce de leche brownie is a type of brownie that is made with dulce de leche, a caramel-like spread made by slowly cooking milk and sugar together until the sugar caramelizes and the milk turns a deep brown color. The dulce de leche is typically swirled into the batter or baked on top of …

A jar of Dulce de leche, piloncillo and ice cream.

Dulce de Leche

Dulce de leche, also known as manjar, cajeta, arequipe, or caramel, is a sweet, thick, and creamy caramel-like spread made from milk and sugar. The name “dulce de leche” literally means “sweet of milk” in Spanish. It is a popular dessert in many countries of Latin America, as well as in Cuba, Spain and Portugal. …