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Pan de Jamon

16 Dec

Pan de Jamon (Ham Bread) is a Venezuelan Christmas specialty bread that I always look forward to. It is quite simply a rolled bread with ham, bacon, olives, capers, and raisins. Although it originated in Venezuela, it can be credited to Portuguese immigrant bakers whom have historically operated all the bakeries in Venezuela. I have missed Pan de Jamon dearly after I left Venezuela in 2003. Recently however, I convinced my mom to make some.

The main ingredients and the pliable dough

The rolling process
All ready to roll up

Once the bread is all rolled up it gets perforated so the excess humidity can escape, and painted with some egg wash what had sugar, salt, and water.

Before and after baking

The result was delicious! It is savory, sweet, crunchy, and just all around a delicious treat.

Slices
Spiral on the inside from the rolling

Here is the recipe!

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Pasta Frola

11 Dec

Recently my mom made these. Pasta Frola is the Argentine take on fruit tart. The apricot or peach flavor one is also my all time favorite dessert. I took one of the smaller ones she made and plated it with some fresh Chantilly. I’ve linked the recipe at the bottom for your convenience. I plan to do this for all posts from now on.

Large Pasta Frola

Plated Mini Pasta Frola (notice the vanilla seeds in the fresh Chantilly)

Here is the recipe. Yum!