Tag Archive for Pudding

Frejol Colado, Peruvian Black Bean Pudding

Frejol Colado (Peruvian Black Bean Pudding)

This traditional Afro-Peruvian dessert was first prepared over 400 years ago, and though it’s similar to a pudding, the combination of black beans with milk, sugar, and spices, make this dish uniquely Peruvian. Inspired by the origins of this dessert, I enjoyed using tools such as a mortar and pestle or a strainer — and I learned that simple ingredients… Read more →

Arroz con Leche

Arroz con Leche, Milk Rice Pudding

Arroz con Leche, Milk Rice Pudding

Arroz con Leche, or milk rice pudding, is truly a dessert of the world. Though it likely originated in Spain or the Middle East, it is popular in many cultures and each adds to this dish a particular flavor or ingredient. In Lima, it is believed that this dish was made popular by nuns at the Convent of Santa Clara, which was founded in 1606.
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