Argentinian sweets are a staple in South America and one of the highlights of every meal. As I have previously written, I love Bon o bons, but there were plenty more Argentinian sweets that I tried during my yearlong AFS student exchange. My favourite desserts contained chocolate, dulce de leche, or, to my surprise, quince jam. Dulce de leche is a sweet spread made from sugar and milk that is best described as a caramelised condensed milk.
Argentian sweets are both delicious and photogenic. See if you agree:
- Two of my favourite desserts not photographed here are alfajores and tortas fritas.
- Dulce de leche can be purchased or homemade by either slowly boiling condensed milk or cooking milk and sugar together. Each process takes about three hours. Here’s a recipe from Jamie Oliver. For true fans, who want more, don’t miss this collection of Dulce de Leche: Recipes, Stories, & Sweet Traditions.
- These photos were taken over the course of a year-long student exchange I had in Argentina with AFS. I stayed in the city of Santa Fe with an incredible host family whom I hope to be able to visit later this year.
- I have since returned to New Zealand and am now in my final year of secondary school.
Which of these Argentinian sweets do you want to try?
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