Manjar, known as dulce de leche in other parts of the world, is one of Chile’s favorite sweet spreads and is a staple of Chilean food. You can make your own manjar or if you are in Chile, find it readily available in bags at the grocery store or corner shop.
While the caramel-like manjar is sweet, I found manjar tasted best when spread on something else and not eaten by itself.
Try manjar on some of these foods:
Pan Amasado by Tom
Bread – be it marraqueta, hallulla, pan amasado, or other fresh, warm bread is delicious.
Berlin – a donut-style desert stuffed with manjar makes a nice treat.
Alfajor – manjar spread between two cookies and then covered in chocolate
Cake – pound cake, or any cake for that matter
Panqueques – Chilean pancakes made like crepes
Sopapillas – especially warm are a great match for some manjar
Crackers – you may find non-salty crackers a good partner to manjar
Cookies – crispy cookies seem the best for spreading
Churros – a churro is extra rich when stuffed with manjar.
What food do you like to put manjar on? Let us know in the comments below.