Articles Categorized in: Venezuelan Recipes

Husband-Catcher Recipe (coconut cake)

Husband-Catcher Recipe (coconut cake)

Definitely, a husband-catcher —atrapamarido— is a particular name for a coconut cake. But this scrumptious cake has some hidden properties — not only to get you a spouse — but it is capable to get the WOW factor to a dinner with family and friends.     This dessert is definitely the cherry at the top for my dinners. About a week ago I made a small meal for my family because one of my aunts is here visiting Portugal,...
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Venezuelan Quesillo (pudding)

Venezuelan Quesillo (pudding)

Those Venezuelan readers out there know that a truly Venezuelan quesillo is the most requested food in any birthday party (after tequeños). It is one of the most famous Venezuelan desserts.     For the rest of the people that aren’t as familiar with this dessert, you need to know a couple of things about it: Firstly: It is not exactly a pudding. Sorry if the title is kind of misleading. It looks similar to a pudding but the texture...
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Venezuelan Tres en Uno (detox drink)

Venezuelan Tres en Uno (detox drink)

With the recent trend of healthy smoothies and detox drink, i had to bring this recipe to the blog. A Venezuelan tres en uno is all you need: one glass for a great morning. My great-grandmother lived 98 years, and she was energetic and happy until the last moment. She used to drink tres en uno almost every day of her life. She had a whole food diet and not because of a trend. She was from a poor little...
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Foolproof Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Foolproof Pineapple Upside Down Cake

This pineapple upside down cake recipe has been in my family for a long time. It is one of our favorite cakes to eat at the family weekend reunion with a big cup of coffee —Latinoamericanos, you know?     The main difference between this pineapple upside down cake and the rest of the zillion of recipes out there is the quality of the sponge cake. It is moist yet spongy. Usually, pineapple upside down cakes are kind of compact...
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Pork Belly Chicharrón

Pork Belly Chicharrón

Pork belly chicharron is not meant to be beautiful. It’s plain and simply tasty. Greasy, artery blocker and decadent.     In Venezuela, this is a small town food. It is common in the rural areas. This is the cowboy’s snack. A bite of pork belly chicharrón with a splash of lime juice and kosher salt. The process is quite simple and straightforward —I guess you can not imagine a cowboy doing something slightly complicated in the kitchen. You will...
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Venezuelan Tres Leches Cake

Venezuelan Tres Leches Cake

A truly Venezuelan tres leches cake is something that changes your life. I’m not even exaggerating with this. To say that this spongy cake sogged in the most delicious milk cream is “good” is a major understatement.     You can tell that I’m beyond excited to show you this family recipe. My mom is well-known for her tres leches. It’s something that defines her. My friends always wanted to come to my home the day my mom was making...
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Venezuelan Chicha (Rice Drink)

Venezuelan Chicha (Rice Drink)

One of the street foods and drinks that I miss the most about Venezuela has to be the “chicha”. A Venezuelan chicha is a super thick drink made with rice and milk. It is dense and if you add a lot of ice you get a refreshing and fulfilling drink that tastes like heaven.     Chicha is a classic South American drink that you can find in a lot of countries and all of them have a different interpretation....
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Venezuelan Rice Pudding “Arroz con Leche”

Venezuelan Rice Pudding “Arroz con Leche”

Rice pudding is a classic South American dessert that has its origins in Spain and came to us from the colony time. But every country has it owns version of this classic. Today, I’ll show you a truly Venezuelan rice pudding.     For me, food is way much more than a pretty picture an a brief moment of tasting yummy stuff. For me, food is a story of love. Really, love? — that sound like a cheesy soap opera...
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Ponche Crema Venezuelan Eggnog

Ponche Crema Venezuelan Eggnog

Ponche crema is the Venezuelan version of an eggnog. Creamy, spiced and with a happy touch thanks to a hint — or maybe more— of Venezuelan rum.     In case you didn’t know, Venezuela has one of the best rums in the entire world. You may think that this is the classical case of nationality proud but …. well, I will let facts speak for themselves here. For us, rum beverages are quite common because: It is cheap in...
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How to Make Tequeños (Venezuelan Cheese Sticks)

How to Make Tequeños (Venezuelan Cheese Sticks)

The day has finally arrived. Yeap, the day I’m finally adding this beloved recipe to The Cookware Geek recipes. Today I’m going to make Venezuelan tequeños 🙂   I previously talked about our main ethnical dish that is arepas. Well, tequeños are the arepas of social events. How’s that? Let me explain: In Venezuela, tequeños are serious business. I mean, you cannot have a respectable party —wedding, birthday, graduation, any special occasion— that doesn’t involve these tiny fried cheese sticks...
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