Anonymous asked in Food & DrinkCooking & Recipes · 1 decade ago

Guatemalan Foods?

What are some?

Where can I find recipes with pictures?

2 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    Guatemalan Corn Cake

    Moist and delicious, with a fun ingredient. Similar to a pound cake.

    16 servings 1¼ hours 20 min prep

    1 yellow cake mix

    1 package vanilla instant pudding mix

    4 eggs

    1/2 cup vegetable oil

    1 (8 1/2 ounce) can cream-style corn, mashed and strained,then add milk to corn to make one cup

    1 teaspoon vanilla

    Mix all ingredients on medium speed for 2 minutes.

    Pour into greased and floured bundt or tube pan.

    Bake at 350 degrees for about 55 minutes, or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.

    Cool 15 minutes, then turn out of pan.

    Cool; dust with powdered sugar if desired.

    Guatemalan Chicken with Pineapple (Pollo en Pina)

    from "Betty Crocker's New Int'l Cookbook." It's not as much work as it might appear; most of the cook time is just stove-top simmering.

    6 servings 1¼ hours 15 min prep

    2 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil

    3-3 1/2 lbs broiler-fryer chickens, in pieces

    1 medium onion, chopped

    2 cloves garlic, minced

    1 pineapple, cut in 1 inch cubes or 1 (20 ounce) can unsweetened pineapple chunks, drained

    1/2 cup dry sherry

    2 tablespoons vinegar

    1 teaspoon salt

    1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

    1 dash pepper

    2 medium tomatoes, coarsely chopped

    hot cooked rice (can cook concurrently so all is ready at the same time)

    Heat oil in lg skillet; cook chicken on med heat until brown on all sides-- approx 15 min.

    Remove chicken, cook onion& garlic in remaining oil until onion is tender, stirring frequently.

    Return chicken to skillet.

    Mix all remaining ingredients except tomatoes (and rice!); pour over chicken.

    Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and simmer 20 min.

    Add tomatoes; simmer, uncovered, until thickest pieces of chicken are cooked through-- approx 20 min.

    Serve with rice.

    Guatemalan Icebox Cookies

    Guatemalan recipe using cayenne pepper, chocolate, cinnamon, and black pepper to make some seriously good cookies

    30 servings 30 cookies 30 min 20 min prep

    1 1/2 cups flour

    3/4 cup cocoa powder

    3/4 teaspoon cinnamon

    1/4 teaspoon cayenne

    1/4 teaspoon salt

    1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

    1 cup sugar

    1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

    1 egg

    12 tablespoons unsalted butter

    wax paper

    mix egg, vanilla and sugar on medium speed until mixture is white and creamy.

    using cold butter, cut into small pieces and add to mixture stirring well.

    mix together the dry ingredients in a separate bowl and slowly add to egg/sugar/butter mixture being careful to not over mix.

    make half of mixture into 8 inch log on wax paper and roll paper around it. repeat with other half of mixture. place in freezer for atleast 4 hours, ideally 8 hours.

    remove from freezer, preheat oven to 350°F.

    slice into 1/4 inch thick rounds.

    place on greased cookie sheet 1 inch apart.

    bake at 350F for 8-12 minutes or until small cracks appear on tops. Should have between 2-3 dozen cookies, depending on thickness.

    Guatemalan Banana Bread - Pao De Banano

    (pow day bah-nah-noh) Banana quick breads are widely popular. Americans tend to load theirs with walnuts. This Guatemalan version is distinctive with lime, allspice and cinnamon. Many quick breads are versatile enough to go from the breakfast table to the dinner table; this one is sweet enough to serve as a teacake.

    8 servings 1½ hours 15 min prep

    2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

    1/2 cup granulated sugar

    1/2 cup brown sugar

    3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

    1 teaspoon salt

    1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

    1 1/4 cups mashed bananas (2 large bananas)

    1/4 cup milk

    3 tablespoons vegetable oil

    1 egg

    1 1/2 teaspoons lime zest

    1 tablespoon lime juice

    Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease bottom only of loaf pan, 9 x 5 x 3 inches, or 2 loaf pans, 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches.

    Mix all ingredients; beat 30 seconds.

    Pour into pan. Bake until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, 9-inch loaf about 70 to 80 minutes, 8 1/2 inch loaves 55 to 60 minutes.

    Cool slightly. Loosen sides of loaf from pan with a knife; remove from pan. Cool completely before slicing. To store, wrap and refrigerate no longer than 1 week.

    Guatemalan Black Beans

    12 servings 2¼ hours 15 min prep

    1 lb black beans

    6-8 garlic cloves

    2 medium onions, chopped


    In large kettle, cover beans with 2" water.

    Add garlic.

    Bring water to boil.

    Turn fire down to soft boil and cover.

    Cook 1 hour.

    When beans are soft, add onions and salt and simmer 1/2 hour - 1 hour more.

  • 1 decade ago

    This wonderful Guatemalan cookbook is written by Laura Woodward who is currently living in Antigua, Guatemala. She studied cooking at L'Ecole Menagere du Quartier Latin in Paris when she was a teenager. This collection includes recipes that can be prepared for daily meals or for festive occasions. The soft cover book is 80 pages.

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