Nine years away from my country and the first thing that comes to my mind when I face the question “What do you miss the most?” is THE FOOD! My childhood is strongly influenced by the food, the smells, the colors. I could find all this in mercados (markets). My mood swings as a teenager were tamed by a good cold Arroz con Leche. I guess it was the texture and the sweetness, maybe it was the milky flavour that calmed me as if I was having breast milk…soft and sweet.
This is why I had to learn to do it…in an attempt to calm my moods in winter nights. To ease the mid afternoon cravings, or the “before bed” snack.
I share this recipe hoping it will bring you too, some childhood memories.
ARROZ CON LECHE *sweet rice on milk