Postre chajá was created by the owner of a family restaurant in Uruguay. He called his meringue-based dessert 'chajá' after an indigenous bird of the same name, whose fluffy white neck and head plumage reminded him of the meringue. The ability to spot the resemblance seems to be unique to the cake's creator.
There is some debate about the origins of this delightful doughnut-like sweet. Some say Spanish or Portuguese, some say South American. We're just happy they were invented at all, because life is just a little bit sweeter with churros.
Want to feel like you're in Rio De Janeiro this year, sitting alongside the world's best athletes as they compete? Us too. But for those of us who weren't lucky enough to get tickets, why not bring the Southern American celebrations to you? These tasty recipes are perfect for those hosting Olympics parties, and are designed to be shared with loved ones. From our hearty chilli beans with chimichurri to our super-sweet churros and nourishing acai breakfast bowl, there's something here to please every sports lovers' tastebuds. Let's get cookin'!
Also known as 'Pollo a la Brasa', this iconic South American dish delivers flavourful, tender and juicy chicken every time. The two accompanying sauces offer hot and tangy counterpoints. Recipe courtesy of McCormick's.