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Dulce de Batata


This is an Argentina dessert that is very common with cheese (queso) or bread (pan). It is typically eaten as a dessert, lots of times for breakfast or after a large lunch. The batata is a sweet potato, some times white or orange ones are used. Often dulce de batata is mixed with chocolate or dulce de membrillo. (More recipes coming folks).

This is a picture of dulce de batata, if can be purchased from Accor.
This is a picture of dulce de batata.
Here is a picture of a sweet potato.
Here is a picture of a sweet potato.


Dulce de Batata

Ingredients:

2 kilos of sweet potatoes
1 liter of water
1 ½ kilos of sugar
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of vanilla

Directions:

  1. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them in to small slices.
  2. Boil them in a small casserole dish with the lemon juice (this is to keep them from darkening).
  3. In a big casserole dish put the water, suger and the vanilla. Boil it at a low temperature for ½ hour, this is to prepare the syrup.
  4. Take the sweet potatoes, drain them, add them to the large casserole dish full of syrup.
  5. Let them cook until the syrup becomes thick and the sweet potatoes are cooked.
  6. Remove the dish from the heat.
  7. Add the cinnamon to the dish.
  8. Let the mixture cool before serving it. It can also be bottle or packaged.

    The picture of dulce de batata is from www.arcor.com.ar - You can buy dulce de batata from their website.


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