Cooking in Cuba

Here is a little "Taste" of Cuba. I hope you hungry to learn a little about cooking in Cuba #Yougotschooled #alwayslearning #nonprofit #Cuba #Havana #Education #Travel #Cooking

Dessert: Torrejas

Ingredients 1 loaf of bagette (or any other kind of bread)

1 twelve onces evaporated milk can

1 cup of sugar

3 egg yolks

1 teaspoon of vanilla

4 whipped eggs

2 cups of vegetable oil

2 teaspoons of dry wine

1 teaspoon of grounded cinnamon


Cut bread in thick slices of more of 1 inch width. Mix the egg yolks, the milk, the sugar, the dry wine, the vanilla and the grounded cinnamon. Soak bread in mixed milk and then in whipped eggs. Fry bread slices in hot oil. Serve them with syrup.

Syrup Ingredients

1 cup of sugar half cup of water

2 drops of lemon juice cinnamon anise or lemon skin at will


Add the ingredients into a saucepan. Cook at medium fire until sugar gets dissolved. Do not stir during cooking time. Once it starts boiling let it cook at very low fire for 5 minutes until syrup gets sticky. Once it cools the syrup gets thicker.

Dessert: Guava shells


2 pounds of ripe or half-ripe guavas

1 cup of sugar

1 liter of water


Peel the guavas and cut them in halves. Carefully remove with a spoon the inside of the guava and make sure to remove all the seeds. Before cooking the guava shells in water sprinkle a bit of salt. Cook until they start to get tender. Drain some water from the casserole so that the syrup gets thicker. Once they are tenderized, add the sugar, and let them cook at medium fire until the syrup is dense. Remove from fire and let them cool before refrigerating them. Serve them with cream cheese or any other type of cheese