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Culinary Corner #6 - Suspiro a la Limeña

Good, Insightful and Timely | Year 18 | 25 July 2020



Spanish for "Limean woman's sigh", this traditional Peruvian dessert is considered too sweet by some, but is one of the more traditional examples in Peruvian cuisine. Your Chef's Tip for today? Sprinkle some powdered cinnamon on top, just like they do in Peru!

Manjar blanco
400 grams of condensed milk
400 grams of evaporated milk
2 tablespoons of port wine
4 egg yolks

180 grams of white sugar
6 tablespoons of port wine
3 egg whites

Manjar blanco
1. Mix the condensed milk, the evaporated milk and the egg yolks.
2. Cook the mix on a water bath until it gains consistency.
3. Add the port wine and mix until it's caramel coloured and has a thick consistency.

4. Mix the egg whites until you get soft peaks.
5. Mix the white sugar and the port wine until you get a syrup.
6. Mix the egg whites and the syrup until you get stiff peaks.

7. Serve the manjar blanco with the meringue on top. This recipe is good for multiple servings.

If you like this recipe, make sure to try it and share a photo of your result!

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