Torrejas de Pinol

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“Cuando vives fuera de tu país, comer un antojito de casa es una forma de sentirte cerca de lo que tanto amas. Los hondureños sabemos lo que es la Navidad, se come delicioso y hasta quedar más que satisfechos.  Nos mudamos con mi esposo ya hace 8 meses a Alemania y se llegó la Navidad y con ella el deseo de comer nuestras deliciosas torrejas.  No nos tomó mucho tiempo en animarnos a cocinarlas, buscamos los ingredientes y manos a la obra! Aquí no pudimos encontrar nuestra clásica rapadura de dulce, tuvimos que hacerlas ‘modernas’ con dulce de leche pero sin faltar el pinol! Un delicioso experimento del que ahora disfrutamos cada vez que tenemos el antojo.”

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The Christmas spirit can always be felt in the heart during the holidays, but for our joyful people it’s surely also felt in the tummy, as local specialties make their way into Honduran homes around the beginnings of December. In the past years, Christmas trees have gone up as early as October in many locations around the country and people are always eager for Christmas time to arrive, as it marks such a lovely time full of love & activities with family & friends. Along with the traditional kind & the milk variety, this treat (perfect for guests!) is special due to the addition of the unique pinol, which is basically roasted ground maize, which is then mixed with a combination of cocoa, agave, cinnamon, chia seeds, vanilla, or other spices. The word itself comes from the Nahuatl word, pinolli, meaning cornmeal. Today, it’s generally made by hand using wood-burning adobe ovens and a stone & pestle, and is still consumed in certain, often rural parts of Latin America. Commercial varieties also exist and make delicacies like this one possible for so many around the globe!

Collaboration made by Argeria, a medical doctor originally from La Paz, Honduras. She recently moved to Leipzig, Germany with her husband to further develop their careers, and are currently patiently learning their new language. | Colaboración de Argeria, médico general originaria de La Paz, Honduras.  Hace poco se mudó a Leipzig, Alemania con su esposo para desarrollarse profesionalmente, y ambos están pacientemente aprendiendo el nuevo idioma.
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