Traditional Sweets – Alegrías and Wafers with Amaranth

Traditional Sweets – Alegrías and Wafers with Amaranth

Popping seeds is a traditional way to cook amaranth in Mexico, where it is easy to find, as well as many sweets prepared with it. In other countries, raw amaranth seed has become readily available for its health benefits, and once popped at home, it may be used to prepare those traditional Mexican sweets, such as the all-time favourite alegrías - "joys", or wafer sandwiches ... click on title for more

Quesadillas from Corn Dough – A Pure Mexican Delight

Quesadillas from Corn Dough – A Pure Mexican Delight

For an at-home Noche de Grito, this September 15, and to set the mood for a festive, socially distanced, Independence Day on September 16, nothing like some homemade antojitos (little cravings). Called quesadillas in Mexico City, dobladas in Guadalajara if they have fillings other than cheese, or molotes in Puebla and empanadas in Southern Mexico if they are deep fried, these corn-dough folded treats by any name are still a pure Mexican delight ... click on title for more

Pineapple Bars – Old-Fashioned Sweet Treats

Pineapple Bars – Old-Fashioned Sweet Treats

Sometimes living in Canada means having limited access to Mexican sweet treats, but during the current state of emergency, making them at home might be the only way to satiate a craving. By using fresh ingredients and homemade jam, these pineapple bars provide a close match to the "barritas" I remember from my childhood … click on title for more