Pingüinos (Metate Style)

Pingüinos are personal-sized chocolate cakes filled with vanilla buttercream and topped with chocolate icing and an iconic white loop decoration. Most importantly, though, they are a popular snack cake in Mexico along with some other ones like gansitos and chocoroles. And, even though I’ve never been a huge fan of these well-known snacks, last summer… Continue reading Pingüinos (Metate Style)

Puerquitos de Piloncillo

Back in the day, these piggy cookies were called “chichimbres“. In fact, some small towns in Mexico still know them as chichimbres rather than puerquitos or marranitos. It is said that these adorable treats were extremely popular in ancient Greece about 5,000 years ago and it’s believed the main ingredient in these was ginger. There… Continue reading Puerquitos de Piloncillo