There is no shortage in the variety of food in Oaxaca, even in deserts you can find a lot variety, today I will present you the regional candy of Oaxaca that you can find in the restaurants and in the street.
Before we start I invite you to visit my last post: STREET FOOD FROM OAXACA, WHAT TO EAT AND WHERE? (Part1)
It is a typical sweet of Oaxaca, which you can find in the Socrates Garden and other regional candy stalls around the city.
Nenguanitos are made with an elongated roll of dough that is cut into rectangles, these rectangles are flattened, baked and then fried five by five.
The cocadas are elaborated with coconut zest and milk that is baked, this candy you can find it in diverse ways, there are hard or soft, and other characteristics.
The nicuatole is a candy elaborated with corn, milk, sugar, piloncillo and cinamon, it has pre-hispanic origins.
You can find them close to Benito Juárez market.
This candy is probably the most famous, you can find it in any store of regional candy.
They are a bread in form of cone with the inside full of lechesilla.
The empanadas are also bread, but this time they don´t have form of cone, they are closed with the inside full of coconut or lechesilla.
The alegrías are sold in the street, in stores of regional candy, markets and more, they are amaranto bars sticked with honey, they also have peanuts, sunflower seeds and others.
This regional candy has cylindrical form that is elaborated with wheat paste, it´s full of merengue.
MAMONES O MARQUESOTES
The marquesotes or mamones are a sweet bread color yellow, this bread has a crusty texture, it is sold in pieces in the markets and regional candy stores.
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