This Colombian obleas recipe is something everyone should try while visiting in the Medellin area. These are one of our favorite treats and something you must try in Colombia. Obleas are thin round wafers that you fill with a variety of delicious sweet treats. Follow the easy recipe in this short and enjoy! Warning, it is hard to eat just one of these delicious treats.
Obleas Recipe in Medellin Colombia
Here’s an overview of the Colombian oblea:
- Oblea: The oblea itself is a thin, round wafer made from a mixture of flour, water, and sometimes a bit of salt. It’s cooked until it becomes crispy.
- Arequipe: The oblea is often filled with arequipe, a sweet, caramel-like spread made from condensed milk. Arequipe is similar to dulce de leche in other Latin American countries.
- Obleas are typically made by spreading a arequipe on one of the wafers and then sandwiching it with another.
- Additional ingredients like shredded coconut, sprinkles, or crushed peanuts are sometimes added for extra flavor and texture.
- While the essential combination of oblea and arequipe is common, there can be variations. Some vendors may offer different fillings or toppings to cater to various tastes.
- They are often sold as street food, and vendors can be found in markets, parks, and other public spaces.
- The preparation is often done on-site; customers can customize their obleas by choosing the fillings and toppings they prefer.
- They are part of Colombia’s culinary heritage and are enjoyed by people of all ages.
- They are often associated with traditional celebrations and festivals.
Other Retirement Travelers Videos from Medellin
We stayed for a month in Medellin and one of our favorite activities was walking along the main highway through Poblado neighborhood each day. At one of the intersections, there was a group of young boys that performed a set of high energy, athletic moves during every traffic stop. Be sure to watch this video short on these amazing street performers.
Whether you are trying a new Colombian obleas recipe or watching street performers in a new city, cherish the memories that this great world has to offer.