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Denise Apr 25, 2005 11:18 AM

O.K., here's the question - my 12 yr. old told me this morning before he left for school that tomorrow he has to bring in an authentic Cuban dish for his spanish class. Considering the day I have, it has to be easy to put together and also because it's his first class of the day, I don't think my Cuban garlic chicken recipe will go over that well, so maybe a Cuban bread or dessert recipe. Thanks so much in advance!

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    butterfly RE: Denise Apr 25, 2005 12:00 PM

    How about a flan or budin de pan (a kind of flan-like bread pudding with raisins or fruit)?

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      alliknight RE: Denise Apr 25, 2005 12:58 PM

      I would make empanadas... you can make them with ground meat, cheese, corn, etc. inside. And I actually noticed yesterday at the store that Goya makes pre-packaged empanada dough. Not sure how it is, but it would make your life easy!

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        Rob64 RE: Denise Apr 25, 2005 01:14 PM

        Merengues might be your best bet, they are very easy and will most certainly be loved by the tykes--give them a good sugar buzz early in the morning. I don't have a recipe handy, but here is a link to 3 Guys From Miami's Dessert page, should do.

        Link: http://icuban.com/food/merengue.html

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          me again RE: Rob64 Apr 25, 2005 01:21 PM

          This is what they should look like, don't let them brown any more than this. Be sure to use the pastry bag for an authentic look. The inside will be a little gooey when you pull them out of the oven, but should stiffen up as they cool.

          Link: http://www.nestle.cl/COCINANESTLE/nin...

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          Willie RE: Denise Apr 25, 2005 05:39 PM

          Cuban sandwiches. If you have one, a George Foreman works fairly well as a press. Of course you'll need to hit a quality store for some roast pork and the other ingredients.

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