Ummm, Peruvian desserts! Do you remember the saying, "You can't have your cake and eat it, too"?
Well, we just don't agree with that statement, do you?
Pretty much everyone loves sweets and Peruvians are certainly no exception.
Postres (desserts) and dulces (sweets) are readily available in shops and on street corners in just about every town in Peru.
Peru has a long tradition of dessert recipes that began with the Spanish conquest of Peru. The Spaniards introduced sugar cane to Peru in the 1500s.
Soon, dessert recipes from Spain were brought in, mainly by the priests and nuns in the various monasteries and nunneries established at that time.
There were many spin-offs to the Spanish dessert recipes and new concoctions that were strictly Peruvian.
Probably the most widely-known dessert recipes from Peru are arroz con leche, mazamorra morada, "suspiro de limeña" and picarones.
Below is a dessert recipe for Picarones, a favorite with Peruvians and us:
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