Buñuelos

(Peruvian)

squash, sweet potato

Imagine the lovechild of a spice cake, a pumpkin pie, and a beignet, and you'll get an idea of Peru's picarones, which date back to Peru's colonial days. Potatoes are everywhere in Peru—more than 3,800 varieties are grown there—so even the desserts are papa-packed. In this case, camote, a type of sweet potato, is mixed with macre, a type of squash, to form a silky purée. It's combined with flour, sugar, yeast, and anise, formed into a round doughnut shape ...

...See more


Sept. 13, 2016 - by: itisclaudio


Related: 1 of 1

Picarones

Photo credit: itisclaudio

Lists including this dish: 3 of 3

Must Try Peruvian Dishes On The Safe Side

by itisclaudio (1 ) Personal: Only owner can add dishes

List of Peruvian dishes for the non adventurous or picky eaters. This dishes are not too spicy, are not exotic ...

Vegetarian Peruvian Food

by itisclaudio (0 ) Public: Users can add dishes

Traditional dishes from the Peruvian cuisine that are vegetatian