Sweets of ~ Cuba
Cuban Pastelitos de Guayaba (little guava and cheese pastries).
Sounds like French toast. Looks like French toast. But it isn't. Torrejas are a Cuban dessert, not as well known as our flan. You can find them in some of the better Cuban restaurants in Miami. They are served very cold, one uncut slice per person, along with melao, a syrup made from sugar cane.
Islas Flotantes is a French dessert enjoyed in Cuba, consisting of meringue floating on crème anglaise (a vanilla custard). The meringues are prepared from whipped egg whites, sugar and vanilla extract then quickly poached. The crème anglaise is prepared with the egg yolks, vanilla, and hot milk, briefly cooked.
Nata Cake Cake squares stuffed with a pudding-like filling and topped with whipped cream.
A polvorón is a type of heavy, soft and very crumbly Spanish shortbread enjoyed in Cuba (and many other Spanish speaking countries) made of flour, sugar, milk, and nuts.
Cuban pastries (known in Spanish as pasteles or pastelitos) are baked puff pastry-type pastries filled with sweet or savory fillings. Traditional fillings include cream cheese, guava (pastelito de guayaba) and cheese, pineapple, and coconut. The sweet fillings are made with sweetened fruit pulps. The cream cheese filling is also a slightly sweetened version of cream cheese, typically made to resemble the flavor and texture of a cheesecake.
In Cuba, natillas are a custard dish typically made with milk, sugar, vanilla, eggs, and cinnamon. The dish is prepared by gently boiling the milk and slowly stirring in the eggs (often just the yolks) and other ingredients to create a sweet custard. This custard is similar to flan but is typically richer, makes generous use of cinnamon flavoring, and does not use caramel as flan normally does.
Torticas de Navidad Straight from Havana, the most authentic Cuban Christmas cookie. Made with walnuts, crushed cornflakes and maraschino cherries.