Guatemalan candy, dulces típicos de Guatemala

Traditional Guatemalan Candy

Guatemalan candy, also known as “dulces típicos,” are not just delicious and unique, Guatemalan sweets are also a important part of Guatemalan culture and it’s culinary traditions. If you’re looking amazing Guatemalan desserts, Guatemalan candy are a great option and there are so many varieties you’re sure to find a few favorites! In this article … Read more

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Guatemalan Fig Candy Recipe: Maleta de Higos

This is an easy recipe for guatemalan higos secos or higos cristalizados (dry sugared figs or crystalized figs) from Guatemala.This Guatemalan traditional candy is also referred to as maleta de higos (figs in a suitcase) because the sugared figs are usually served together in groups of four or five figs. Growing up in Guatemala, I was … Read more

Receta de lengua en salsa roja

Lengua en Salsa Roja Recipe from Guatemala (Beef Tounge Recipe)

Lengua in Salsa Roja is a traditional Guatemalan dish. This Guatemalan recipe for lengua en salsa roja uses beef tongue cooked slowly in a rich tomato sauce, showcasing the depth of Guatemala’s food traditions. This beef tongue recipe combines the soft texture of this meat with the rich and flavors of the tomato sauce, making … Read more

Piloyada antigueña recipe from Guatemala

Piloyada Antigueña: A Guatemalan Pork and Bean Recipe

The Piloyada Antigueña recipe is a traditional dish from Antigua Guatemala, known for its simple yet flavorful combination of ingredients. This recipe for Piloyada brings together the unique taste of piloy beans (similar to kidney or pinto beans) with other fresh ingredients, creating one of my favorite Guatemalan recipes using beans that’s both nutritious and … Read more

Guatemalan tamal negro recipe

The Best Guatemalan Tamales Negros Recipe

This authentic Guatemalan recipe for tamales negros is easy to follow and includes step-by-step instructions for making Guatemalan tamales negros (black tamales). These slightly sweet tamales are a popular traditional Guatemalan dish enjoyed during the holiday season. They get their name from their dark mole sauce, and along with the tamales colorado are usually enjoyed … Read more

Xecas, Shecas o Semitas receta de Guatemala

Recipe for Shecas de Guatemala

Shecas are a unique and popular Guatemalan pan dulce or sweet bread. This recipe for Guatemalan shecas is easy to follow and once you try this you won’t stop making shecas at home. Shecas, also known as Xecas, Semitas, and Cemitas is a very popular Guatemalan bread from Quetzaltenango. These delightful bread rolls, with a … Read more