It's that time of the month again! It's this months Eat The World recipe challenge and this month we are heading to Uruguay. Uruguay is a small South American country on the eastern coastline. It is the second smallest country is South America and gets it's name from the Uruguay River that means "painted bird" in the Guarani language. The river forms the barrier between Uruguay and Argentina.
I have had extremely limited time this year, and blogging has been extremely limited so I chose a dessert that was simple to prepare. But don't let the simplicity of the recipe fool you, this one is still a delicious treat. Layers of Maria biscuits, dulce de leche, and unsweetened whipped cream mixed with meringues. The cream flavor really stands out without it being sweetened and adds a delicious flavor. But don't let the lack of sugar be off-putting, the meringues and the dulce have so much it's still firmly in the dessert category.
I found the cream and dulce was easiest to add by piping it in from a pastry bag. The dulce de leche on top of the crumb layer tries to stick and pull the crumbs around, piping meant it was easy to get where I wanted it. The cream sticks to the dulce just fine, but I still found it less tedious to use a piping bag, but the spoon worked just fine.
Traditionally the meringues are vanilla. I could only get caramel and vanilla ones in town so I went with those. I love hose cute the swirls are! If you can't get store bought meringues you can make your own but leave them out of the cream. Homemade ones tend to dissolve in the cream much faster than the prepackaged kind.
Check out all the wonderful Uruguayan dishes prepared by fellow Eat the World members and share with #eattheworld. Click here to find out how to join and have fun exploring a country a month in the kitchen with us!
- Magical Ingredients: Tortas Fritas
- Sneha’s Recipe: Torta Frita -Uruguay
- Palatable Pastime: Grilled Chicken Pinchitos
- Sugarlovespices: Uruguayan Pancho Hot Dog with Fries on the Side
- Amy’s Cooking Adventures: Pasta Caruso
- Culinary Adventures with Camilla: Empanadas a la Criolla, Uruguayan Wines, and Upcoming #TannatDay
- Kitchen Frau: Torta de Fiambre (Baked Ham & Cheese Sandwiches)
- Cultureatz: Chaja Cake, an Uruguayan Peach Meringue Layer Cake
- A Day in the Life on the Farm: Milanesa Napolitana
- Making Miracles: The Chivito: Uruguay's Iconic Steak & Egg Sandwich