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Unwrap the Magic: 10 Traditional Latin American Holiday Delights for Classroom Delight


Transform Your Classroom with Latin Holiday Foods – Enlist Your Spanish Students to Bring the Ingredients to Life and Create Culinary Delights Together!

  1. Tamales - These ancient Mesoamerican delicacies are corn-based, often stuffed with a variety of fillings like squash, turkey, and beef. Tamales Recipe

  2. Buñuelos - Originating from the Iberian Peninsula, these sweet, deep-fried dough balls are drizzled with honey or sugar, making them a delightful Latin American Christmas treat. Buñuelos Recipe

  3. Arroz con Leche - A comforting rice pudding, made with rice, sugar, milk, cinnamon, and raisins, perfect for serving warm or cold. Arroz con Leche Recipe

  4. Natilla - A custard-like Colombian dessert, enjoyed throughout South America during the holiday season. Natilla Recipe

  5. Tostones - A Caribbean favorite, these crispy fried plantains are often served with guacamole or garlic sauce. Tostones Recipe

  6. Bolitas de Yuca - A Peruvian Christmas dish, these yucca balls serve as a tasty substitute for mashed potatoes. Bolitas de Yuca Recipe

  7. Pavo (turkey) - Roasted and often served with creamy or cheesy sauce, turkey is becoming increasingly popular in Latin American Christmas feasts. Mexican-Style Roast Turkey Recipe

  8. Polvorones and Mantecados - These buttery cookies, known as polvorosas in Central America, and polvorones or mantecados in South America, are made with lard, butter, sugar, and flour. Polvorones Recipe

  9. Roscón de Reyes - A sweet, fruit-topped cake often enjoyed on Three Kings' Day (January 6th) with ingredients like flour, sugar, dried fruit, and eggs. Roscón de Reyes Recipe

  10. Empanadas - A beloved Latin American pastry enjoyed throughout the year. Customize your empanadas with various fillings, making it a delightful and interactive activity for your classroom. Empanadas Recipe

For more Latin American experiences, embark on a journey with Appleseed Expeditions to discover the culture, food, and people of Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico. Delve deeper into the vibrant tapestry of Latin America."

Enjoy creating these Latin American holiday favorites in your classroom!"

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