Arroz Dulce is a traditional sweet rice poplular with children and adults alike. It’s another delicacy that people enjoy during the Lenten Season.
New Mexicans delight in natillas, which is a traditional custard, often during Lent. It’s the perfect light dessert to cap off a traditional New Mexican meal!
These Red Chile Velvet Cupcakes are New Mexican at their heart. The New Mexico grown red chile puree gives a slight kick to these delicious cupcakes.
The aroma of autumn is in the air with our Hatch Chile Apple Turnovers featuring apples and New Mexican green chile. Mmmm!
Grandma’s Meat & Peach Empanaditas (Turnovers) are a favorite family tradition. We make the mincemeat with beef tongue, dried peaches, raisins and sweet spices. Our family always made these with our Grandma on New Year’s Day.
Bizcochitos are the official state cookie of New Mexico. They are basic sugar cookies with a hint of cinnamon and a pinch of anise. In our family, we did not use cookie cutters; we hand-shaped each bizcochito into a butterfly shape. Read more about it in Ana Baca’s Best Selling children’s picture book: Benito’s Bizcochitos: www.anabaca.wordpress.com.
Plum Pastelitos are a traditional pastry with a fruit center. They are a traditional dessert for Christmas gatherings in New Mexico. Serve warm with whipped cream or take them on a hike for energy.