traditional Guatemalan dessert jocotes en miel

Jocotes en Miel, An Easy Guatemalan Dessert

Jocotes en Miel is a traditional Guatemalan food commonly served around the Day of the Dead celebrations. These juicy jocotes (hog plums) are cooked in a bubbling sweet syrup and heavenly spices. This post will teach you how to prepare this simple yet delicious Guatemalan recipe perfect for the Día de Los Muertos festivities. So, … Read more

Guatemalan traditional dessert Ayote en dulce or ayote en miel

Ayote en Miel: A Delicious and Easy Guatemalan Dessert

Ayote en miel is a delicious Guatemalan dessert typically served on November 1st  for All Saints Day, the Dia de Los Muertos festivities in Guatemala. Ayote en miel (or ayote en dulce) is a delicious squash cooked in a sweet syrup of panela (unrefined cane sugar) and spices. It is a popular traditional dessert among … Read more

Guatemalan Pache tamal recipe

Paches: Traditional Guatemalan Potato Tamales

When it comes to traditional Guatemalan tamales, Paches are one of the most popular tamales in Guatemala. Made from mashed potatoes mixed with bread and sometimes corn flour and a savory tomato-based recado sauce, these potato tamales are wrapped in banana leaves. This post shows an easy recipe for making Guatemalan paches de la capital … Read more

Pineapple empanadas

Best Guatemalan Dessert Recipes

In this post, you’ll find lots of delicious Guatemalan dessert recipes to choose from, whether you are in the mood for crunchy cookies, soft puddings, or creamy candies. I have included all of the best traditional Guatemalan desserts from rellenitos, champurradas and buñuelos to empanadas de manjar and even Guatemalan typical candy, canillitas de leche.  … Read more

Rellenitos de platano recipe

Best Guatemalan Traditional Recipes for Celebrating Guatemala’s Independence Day

These easy Guatemalan traditional recipes are ideal to make your 15 de septiembre (Guatemala’s Independence Day) or Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations.  I have included some of my favorite recipes, from savory traditional Guatemalan dishes like tamales colorados, enchiladas ,chiles rellenos and Guatemala’s national dish pepián to delicious Guatemalan desserts like canillitas de leche, buñuelos, champurradas … Read more

best guatemalan tamal recipe

The Best Recipe for Guatemalan Tamales Colorados

Guatemalan tamales colorados are one of my favorite traditional Guatemalan dishes. After lots of experimenting, I have come up with the best recipe for Guatemalan tamales, including easy step-by-step instructions. This Guatemalan tamal recipe is based on my grandmother’s recipe, with some personal tweaks. Made with corn masa and a chicken or pork filling wrapped … Read more

Chicken pepian from Guatemala

Guatemalan Pepián De Pollo Recipe

Pepián de pollo, or chicken pepián, is one of the oldest Guatemalan chicken recipes. This Guatemalan chicken stew is rich in flavors and filled with roasted spices. Pepián can be made with chicken, beef, or pork (or a combination of these meats), stewed in a tomato-based sauce flavored with roasted seeds, and peppers. The addition … Read more

best Guatemalan Chuchitos recipe

Chuchitos: A Traditional Guatemalan Tamal Recipe

Chuchitos are one of the most popular Guatemalan tamales along with the legendary tamales colorados. Chuchitos are a small type of Guatemalan tamal filled with pork or chicken and a tomato-based recado or sauce and wrapped in corn husks. In this post, you will find the best recipe for Guatemalan chuchitos with easy step-by-step instructions for … Read more

How to make Guatemalan champurradas

Easy Recipe for Guatemalan Champurradas

This super easy Guatemalan recipe for champurradas is sure to be a total success with everyone in the family. Not to be confused with Mexican champurrado, Guatemalan champurradas are delicious Guatemalan cookies with the perfect level of crunch to dunk in your morning coffee! This traditional Guatemalan recipe is so simple to make and perfect … Read more