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!
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.
These Fruit Empanaditas are little fruit turnovers that New Mexicans enjoy throughout the Christmas season. You can use any dried fruit but prunes, apricots and peaches are our favorites. Recently, we used mango, pineapple and cranberries for a delicious twist!