Spanish Cooking Night / Summer – Part II

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Cooking Night – April 2016

Round two! It’s the season for Guacamole and Chocotorta!

1- Guacamole (Source: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/221286/traditional-mexican-guacamole/)

Ingredients

2 avocados, peeled and pitted

1 cup chopped tomatoes

– 1/4 cup chopped onion

1/4 cup chopped cilantro

–   2 tablespoons lemon juice

–   1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced (optional)

–   salt and ground black pepper to taste

– Tostadas!

Preparation

  1. Mash avocados in a bowl until creamy.
  2. Mix tomatoes, onion, cilantro, lemon juice, and jalapeno pepper into mashed avocado until well combined; season with salt and black pepper.
  3. Spread guacamole evenly on tostadas.

2- Chocotorta (no-bake chocolate cookie and dulce de leche cake!)

Ingredients

–       Milk

–       Cocoa

–       Chocolinas (or other chocolate cookie. Mother’s Double Fudge Sandwich Cookies worked like a charm!)

–       Dulce de Leche

–       Cream cheese

Preparation

1- Beat four spoonfuls of dulce de leche with the cream cheese until mixed (if you use sandwich cookies, don’t throw the filling away. Add it to the mix!)
2- Mix the milk and cocoa. Soak the cookies in the mixture.
3- Layer the dulce de leche mixture in a pan with the chocolate cookies. Continue altering layers of dulce de leche and cookies. You might want to put grated chocolate on top.
4- Place in the freezer for a few hours.
5- Listo! Ready to eat.

Chocotorta
Work in progress. April 2016.