Celebrating Día del Niño–Dulce de Leche Donuts

The second Sunday in August is a special day in Argentina–it's Día del Niño, or Children's Day.  (This year it was postponed for elections, and was on Sunday the 21st.) Día del Niño is a day celebrating the fleeting and wonder-filled years of childhood.  I suppose adults on this day may reflect on their own fond […]

Alfajores Mendocinos–Mendoza Style Alfajores

I've eaten my fair share of alfajores, I'll confess that now. Two buttery cookies sandwiched with gooey dulce de leche, then rolled in coconut along the edges, dipped in a bath of white or dark chocolate, or simply dusted in a blanket confectioner's sugar–who among us can resist such a sweet? But I thought all […]

From the Archives: Pastelitos del 25 de Mayo

  A couple of years back, I wrote about the tradition of serving pastelitos on the 25th of May.  In that post, I wrote about how my husband, Guillermo, went door-to-door in his little town, selling the puffy little pastries in a sort of rural-Argentina version of the Girl Scouts.   He was trying to raise money […]

Turrón de Avena–Chocolate Oatmeal Wafer Bars

   As I've mentioned in previous posts, one of the best things about this blog is the emails I get from readers requesting recipes–I hope that From Argentina With Love is a reference point for those folks who have married into it (as I have), who have traveled to Argentina and fallen in love with it, […]

Rosca de Reyes–Kings’ Cake

  The tradition of El Dia de los Tres Reyes Magos (literally, the Day of the Three Magi Kings)–aka the Epiphany–is a holiday that originated in Spain and is now celebrated in Hispanic cultures around the world on January 6th. The Magi are those three Wise Men–the kings who traveled to Bethlehem to visit the infant Jesus and bring him […]