Eating is often a trip down memory lane.
For me, the dish, the dish that brings back the strongest memories, is pastelillos.
Specifically, Aba’s pastelillos.
When visiting my grandparents in March, I asked Aba to teach me her ways. Rather than receiving money or other materialistic items, I was getting her knowledge and advice, which, quite frankly, is the best kind of inheritance 🙂
The secret ingredient: Achiote
Making the dough:
*With super yummy filling*
This pan. Not sure when Aba acquired this pan (she calls it her “wok”), but *almost* every pastelillo I have consumed in my life has been fried in this pan.
I’m not sure if mine will every be as good as Aba’s, but I can try 😉 And more importantly, I can keep the tradition alive.
Love always, Arianna the Wandering Pipette