Saturday, June 18, 2011

Arrollado Sweet and Savoury

I love walking through the door of an Argentine home and without too much fuss or comment - I somehow am always presented with a plate or two of pre-dining treats!  One of my favourites is arrollados.  Basically it is a rolled cake like sheet which you can fill with sweet or savoury fillings.  I've posted the classic Arrollado Suizo before but I was reminded recently that the savoury arrollados are just as delicious and great pre-dinner starters, party canapes or an entree to a meal.

Uncle Roberto with my cousin Franca
One of the best arrollado makers is my Uncle Roberto who makes many different variety of fillings.  They're always delicious and fresh tasting.  Roberto has a wonderful habit of trying to speak english!  He has a great repetoire and speaks his handful of words with such gusto and pride I've named him Bob Shakespeare!  As Bob would say arrollado's are "very nice, not nasty!"


  • 6 eggs
  • 150grams of sugar
  • 150 grams of plain flour
  • Teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence

Put the 6 eggs in a bowl and mix with sugar.  Beat in a bain marie until tepid.  Take the bowl off the bain marie and add flour, baking powder and vanilla essence.  Mix well and place in a flat tray with baking paper and cook in a moderate oven for 20 minutes.

When it has cooled down remove from the tray and tip onto a damp tea towel.  Place the ingredients you like over the flat arrollado (some great combinations, ham/cheese, spinach and ricotta, dulce de leche, dulce de membrillo, roquefort and lettuce, tuna, mayonnaise and onion, ham, cheese and egg) many to choose from!

After you've decided your filling roll the arrollado into a tight roll.  Cut into slices or wrap in glad wrap to store for later!

Delicious and easy to make and perfect for all styles of meals and eating preferences!

You can see the live recipe on Cocina de Mama's YouTube channel.

Cocinar, comer y ser feliz!

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