Cooking in the Time of Coronavirus

UTSA Libraries Special Collections present a selection of recipes from the Mexican Cookbook Collection, the largest in the nation. From soups and stews to salsas and sweets, these dishes are sure to inspire and ignite culinary exploration among those staying at home.

Recetas V1: POSTRES

In this inaugural edition, we're saving the best for first. Put your baking skills to the test with classic Mexican desserts. These age-old recipes for baked bananas, rice pudding, chestnut flan, and churros will hit the sweet spot*.

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Recetas V2:

Coming soon!


Coming soon!

*Note: UTSA Librarians and archivists transcribed recipes as they originally appeared in manuscript cookbooks which occasionally use non-standard and variant spellings in Spanish. Common use of abbreviated instructions along with the difficulty of reading handwriting and tears or scratched-out text add an extra level of difficulty to the challenge of transcribing and interpreting historical recipes.