Sunday, October 16, 2005

Food, bakery

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As americans have donuts, and french have croissants, we have bizcochos. Lazy cops here dont eat donuts, no, they eat bizcochos. They are made mainly out of flour and grease. There are salad and sweet ones, the salad ones are filled with cheese, or bacon, and the sweet ones with...guess, yes, dulce de leche, or dulce de membrillo. It's typical to have them with breakfast or tea (mate actually). You buy them by the kilo, and you usually eat it with friends or family. I guess it's not very healthy but tasty ;)
Uruguay bizcochos sweet food

These ones are called "Alfajores de maizcena", like little cakes, with a thick layer of "dulce de leche" in the middle, and coconout in the borders, if you like really sweet stuff (which i do) you can't miss them. Enter into any baker's store (panaderia) and pronounce: "alphajores", then thank me.

Uruguayan alfajores de maizcena

These ones are called "ojitos" (little eyes), dont know how they make them, dont really care, I think it involves grease and some sweet red stuff that goes in the middle, im crazy'bout them, always been.

Uruguay ojitos
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37 comments:

Max Hartshorne said...

Great website, I've just learned a whole lot about Uruguay.

Iara said...

yummy!!!!!! now I'm dying for a margarita...

gabo_uy said...

yeah!!! chubby time! my favorite are margaritas with dulce de leche!

Anonymous said...

"salad" bizcochos... hahaha, nice try

"salados" means literally salty. In actuality the adjective "salado" implies that it is not a sweet food, not necessarily that is contains much salt.

"salad" in english translates to "ensalada".

hope this helps. wish I could get bizcochos in Chicago....

gabo_uy said...

hahahahahahaha, you are right!!!!!

ok, let's try to reach consensus. what would the right translation be for "bizcochos salados"?

salty bizcochos? not sweet bizcochos...mmm dont like this last one... what do you say?

Jess said...

The right word in English, I think, is "savory", which means not sweet, but not necessarily very salty. I want to savor the sweet ones you show, though!

Anonymous said...

savory is the correct word..I want to try it all!! Yummy.

Anonymous said...

Ohh I wish I could get bizcochitos calentitos!!! in New Zealand....

Alejandra said...

Who care about halthy when it comes to "biscochos" .Their are so good that I can't wait to go back to Uruguay .I actually thougth in opening a "panaderia"(bakery) because I love "máte y biscochos".

Gerd Heinrichs said...

I still miss the little media lunes ( with cheese and jambon ) in the morning

Anonymous said...

hi peoples
i love the pics .... it reminds of the last time i ate them..... which is well over ten years now.... does anyone know a site whre i can get decent recipes for the biscochos..... it would be greatly appreciated many global thanx to you .... cheers

tabare1973 said...

hhhmmmm

tabare1973 said...

hi peoples
i love the pics .... it reminds of the last time i ate them..... which is well over ten years now.... does anyone know a site whre i can get decent recipes for the biscochos..... it would be greatly appreciated many global thanx to you .... cheers

Anonymous said...

the pan con grasa are the best!! yummy

Bill said...

my favourite all time Uruguayan sweet is dulce de membrillo - as Martin Fierro or in an emapanada? which my aunties used to make on rainy afternoons. Think sweet samosa type of fried pastry.

Anonymous said...

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Siti said...
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Siti said...

Mmmm...I am hungry now :P

Siti said...

Hey, do u have the recipe to make the ojitos?

gabouy said...

siti, you can find the recipe to make ojitos here, but it's in spanish :(

Anonymous said...

Alfajores are Argentine.

FabianSwingerYorugua666 said...

uruguayan BISCOCHOS are relatives of the french CROISSANT but we have more kinds

if you go to Argentina, they are called FACTURA

The yellow filling in the photo is called CREMA PASTELERA,an it is inside a MARGARITA (the round bizcocho with the filling) you can also have MARGARITA with DULCE DE MEMBRILLO, or DULCE DE LECHE

I think that in Miami and in California there are some bakerys owned by uruguayans and argentinians where you can purchase bizcochos and alfajores

greetings from Montevideo,Uruguay

Pachorro said...

"Alfajores de Maiscena"... Maizena is the correct word, and it is a brand. The product is "corn starch".

Dexter's Girl said...

The rainy day things... aren't those tortas fritas? I can't remember the name (it's been 10 years) but I sure remember the yumminess. Oh and Triples. Yum... Those were my favorite alfajores. Also, I miss real dulce de leche. I've found it here (USA) but it doensn't taste the same. And leche in the bags... and yogur and milanesas (which I have found an outstanding recipe). Oh... I miss Uruguay.

Anonymous said...

To respond to the notion that alfajores are Aregentine: the name is of Arabic origin and they originated in Spain. That's why you can find alfajores in most of South America, although none are the same. My favorite: Punta Ballena, which is a Uruguayan brand...

Eva Waaugh said...

Oh, no way!! Why do you do this to me showing all the yummy food of Uruguay when I am sooo far from it. NIce go remember it though. Se me hace agua la boca!! Saludos desde Nueva Zelanda. Eva

Gaby said...

UMMMMMM...ya me habia olvidado de estas delicias y hoy que llueve aca en Irlanda, que ganas de unos ricos mates con bizcochos!

Brooke said...

oh how i miss uruguay and those naughty, delicious pastries!

Ada said...

I was born in uruguay 62 years ago, now I'm living in australia, yes the dulce de leche los bizcochos, la Pasiva el emporio de los sandwiches and all the beautiful places that now don't exist anymore, but to me I was never happy in uruguay, nothing to do with the country itself it is with my family I do not belong to a happy family I was never loved and because of my father not being a good worker I can not be happy in uruguay, australia a land totally different come to be much nicer and lovable to me than uruguay ever been, VIVA AUSTRALIA

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