Latin American Recipes With Bread to Get Ready for Christmas
Christmas is here, time to share with our loved ones, celebrate the holidays, and the end of the year.
Whether or not you are one of those who traditionally celebrate Christmas, you might want to have the typical dishes you love on your table. In Hispanic Kitchen, we will start with bread, a very common dish worldwide and with infinite versions. In Latin America, bread has a special place in our hearts.
Among all the bread recipes we could find, here are some that come from all corners of our continent and will help you warm up your engines for this Christmas — some sweet and others more savory but equally delicious.
Venezuelan Ham Bread (Pan de Jamón Venezolano)
Although it can also be enjoyed alone as a snack or breakfast, the traditional accompaniment to every Christmas dish in Venezuela, its medium sweet dough and salty filling make this the perfect bread. The recipe is easy to prepare at home, and the ingredients can be found in your local market. Find the complete recipe here.
Panettone con frutas de Navidad (Panettone Holiday Fruitcake)
Panettone or Panetón (in Spanish) is a delicious brioche bread filled with candied fruit enjoyed in several Latin American countries during Christmas time. Traditionally served with a cup of hot chocolate, this bread is without a doubt an essential dish in Hispanic homes. Although it may seem a difficult recipe to achieve because of its fluffiness, it is actually quite easy, and you just need to give the dough time to rest. Find the complete recipe here.
Bread Pudding with Eggnog (Bread Pudding with Eggnog)
With its unique texture, Bread Pudding is one of the best bread-based desserts out there, so much so that it doesn’t feel like it’s made with bread. Its smooth consistency, the flavor of cherries, raisins, and rum make it a unique pudding. There are variations of this recipe without liquor, but this is the favorite of many because it gives it an extra touch and enhances its flavors. The list of ingredients is quite basic, and its preparation is easy. Find the complete recipe here.
Chilean Holiday Fruitcake (Pan de Pascua Chileno)
Pan de Pascua is traditional during Christmas and Easter in Chile. It is known as a variation of Panettone because of its candied fruits, but the flavor of its dough is different and denser because it has touches of liquor (Pisco or Rum). It is served with ‘Cola De Mono’ (Tail of a Monkey), a coffee with liquor touches. Find the complete recipe here.
Rosca de Reyes (Three Kings Bread)
Many serve the traditional bread on Three Kings Day (January 6) and others during the Christmas season. Rosca de Reyes is a sweet bread decorated with cherries and other fruits. The tradition is to serve it with warm bread, and whoever finds the little plastic doll representing the baby Jesus must bake something special on Candelaria Day (February 2). Find the complete recipe here.