Cuban Cuisine was greatly impacted by other cultures, such as: the Spanish, French, African, Arabic, Chinese and Portuguese. Having a culturally diverse society, Cuban Cuisine draws the generous amounts of crops and resources in its region. The different Cuban recipes and cuisines thoroughly reflect the lives of the Cubans, displaying a simple yet bold culture with many lively and colorful flavors.
Some Popular Cuban Dishes
Torticas de Morón
(Cuban Shortbread Cookies)
- 3 cups all-purpose white flour
- 1-1/2 teaspoon lime
- 1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 cup white, granulated sugar
- 1 cup shortening
- 1 large egg
- 16 tbsp. unsalted butter
Process of Making the Cuban Shortbread Cookies
History of the Cookies
Cuban Shortbread Cookies originated in the city of Morón in central Cuba and are a specialty of the town. The cookies are sold in bakeries as a favored food product. People from this town got the ingredients from the abundant resources around them. For example, Cuba was known for its production of sugar through sugar canes. There were many fruity citruses in the region, making the lime peel/lemon peel easy to access.
By: Lauren Brasher & Caroline Howe