Chilean Pastry

Chile has truly fabulous pastry! They have a lot different cakes, because people love to eat sweets. As, I wrote in the post about Manjar, they put Manjar to a lot of their pastries. Here are some typical Chilean desert.

Brazo de Reine

It is the traditional Chilean desert or roll. Some people would say that it is the cousin of Swiss or Czech roll, but it is really not. The main difference is that in Chile they use manjar and they caramelize it, which is very unique.

Brazo de Reine
Brazo de Reine

Leche asada

Leche asada
Leche asada

I personally tasted it and it has unique taste. Probably the closest thing is “flan”, however the taste is different and mainly the way it is prepared is completely different. Leche Asada is baked in the oven, not cooked like flan.

Mihojas Cake

Mihojas Cake
Mihojas Cake

This is originally French cake, but very “Chilenized”. They put a lot of manjar and dip it sugar. This cake is extremely popular. In Chile they sell it in almost every bakery or store. Some put chocolate on top.

Chirimoya

Chirimoya
Chirimoya

Chirimoya or custard apple is, in my opinion the most delicious fruit, but it is typical Chilean fruit. I do not think in Europe or United States, we have anything close. It is very sweet, rich and white inside. My host mom served with fresh orange juice and I could off eat it whole day.

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