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easy, authentic Cuban recipe

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  • Denise Apr 25, 2005 11:18 AM
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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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  1. How about a flan or budin de pan (a kind of flan-like bread pudding with raisins or fruit)?

    1. 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!

      1. 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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        1. re: Rob64

          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...

        2. 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.