During this dessert cooking class, you’ll learn the way to any Guatemalan’s heart: through their sweet tooth! You’ll learn to make some popular dishes alongside cooks with experience turning out delicious crowd-pleasers. Best of all, you can arrange to have transportation in a chicken bus, one of the most popular (and most colorful) modes of transportation around Antigua. Alternatively, just take a cheap tuk-tuk ride to the gasolinera puma en Jocotenango.
- 4 hrs
- Available Days:
- Every day
- 10:00 AM, 4:00 PM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
Rellenitos are a doughnut-like confection – made of mashed plantains shaped into small mounds and stuffed with refried beans. Beans may not seem like a go-to for a dessert, but don’t knock it until you try it! These balls get deep fried and topped with powdered sugar. Torrejas are a Guatemalan version of French toast, starting with bread soaked in eggs and then fried and served in a syrup infused with spices and dried fruit. There’s also sweet beverage called atol de elote — a recipe for a sweet drink made of ground corn that has its roots in Maya civilization. Mole de plátano is made of fried banana chunks, smothered in a lightly sweetened chocolate sauce, for an interesting take on the classic banana-and-chocolate combo.
Your bilingual guide will help walk you through the steps of each recipe, while a local chef will make sure you get all of the dishes just right. You can have wine or juice as a refresher as you cook. By the end, you’ll have sampled an interesting range of desserts, some of which will probably be brand new to your taste buds.
What to Bring
Comfortable clothes that you don't mind getting messy, hair ties if you have long hair, and a camera.
Bilingual guide, local chef, wine, juice, round-trip transportation, and four different dessert dishes.
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This tour offers you an interesting looks at some of the historical and cultural underpinnings of Antigua. Start your tour with a peek behind the curtain of local transportation with a visit to one of the factories that makes chicken buses — local worker Don Augusto will show you around the factory and give you some insight into the artistry that gives these vehicles their vibrant personalities.
Fill your head with new recipes and your belly with a delicious, 5-course meal. These recipes aren’t haute cuisine, but a look at what Guatemalan families actually eat on an everyday basis, dishes that you’ll want to recreate in your own home. This includes one of the staples of Guatemalan cuisine – hearty, delicious tortillas.
See every stage of a home-cooked Guatemalan meal on this tour that begins at the market and ends at a friendly dining table. After your market visit, a local cook will show you how to prepare a 5-course meal, including an appetizer and dessert. The meal comes paired with wine or juice.