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Pionono, Peruvian Manjar Blanco Roll

Pionono (Peruvian Manjar Blanco Roll)

The Pionono is a Peruvian dessert made with a soft and light sponge cake that is the perfect vehicle for manjar blanco, the creamy filling used in Alfajores. The Spanish version is called Brazo de Gitano, and in other countries they use different fillings and call it a Swiss Roll, Jelly Roll, or Gâteau Roulé. But according to Gaston Acurio,… Read more →

Suspiro Limeño

Suspiro Limeño

The Suspiro Limeño is a creamy dulce de leche custard topped with a meringue cloud, that according to a Peruvian poet is as sweet and light as a woman’s sigh. It originated in Lima, the City of Kings, and was first known as the “Royal Delight of Peru” — here is how you can make this 200 year old dessert… Read more →