Natilla is a Colombian custard-like dessert made with milk, cinnamon and coconut. This sweet treat is traditionally served alongside fried Buñuelos at Christmas time.
Every Christmas my mom and I get a bit carried away with our holiday baking. We love giving homemade shortbread cookies, marshmallows and other treats to our friends and family – it’s our tradition.
This year we tested out a few new recipes (including a chocolate truffle that just REFUSED to set), but this Colombian Natilla recipe just might be our new favourite.
I had been asking my friends what they eat during the holidays, and most people named the standard fare (cinnamon buns, pannetone, fruitcake etc.). We actually had a really interesting discussion about what people eat on Christmas morning on my page on Facebook, if you want to check that out.
Anyhow, I was talking to one of my newish friends/ex-coworker, Jeyson, and he told me about two Colombian dishes that I’ve never heard of before: Natilla and Buñuelos.