Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tuesday’s Cupful: Background on Latiya

A treat with a Spanish history

The combination of evaporated milk, whole eggs, and vanilla can’t be beat. The Mixed Stew crew grew up enjoying Latiya at many fiestas and parties. Experts on Guam’s Chamorro culture believe that Latiya evolved from and was brought to the island by the Spanish between the 17th and 19th Centuries. In fact, the similar cinnamon-spiced custard called natillas is still served in Spain, Mexico, and other Latin American countries. Also, don’t forget that Tres Leches has similar ingredients with cake and sweetened milk.

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