Treats from Chihuahua

A little table talk today about something my friend Olga brought back from her family visit to Chihuahua. I really am the small town girl I claim to be and unfortunately that means I’ve never left the country, even though I’m only about 5 hours away from the border of Mexico. I’ve heard all types of stories about the culture and the food and, best yet, the fresh fruit they sell in open air markets.

While I didn’t get fruit, Olga did bring me back a coffee mug, which is great because I love coffee, as well as a package of Galleta Ranchera Integral, which (since my Spanish is not great), roughly translates to Wholegrain or Wholemeal Biscuits. She was told they’re made by local Indians though I don’t have any more information than that. If anyone is from that area or knows more, I’d be interested to hear about it!


The biscuits were semi-soft, bready, with that grainy whole meal texture as you chew great with coffee or hot tea. Just a hint of sweetness and a simple, enjoyable taste like whole wheat bread with a touch of honey in it. I actually put honey on a second one and it was even better.mexicanbiscuitandhoney2

I figure imagination can take you far when it comes to combining flavors, but alone, these little cookie/biscuits were an interesting and nice little surprise.

Ingredients are wholemeal flour, sugar, vegetable oil, baking soda, salt, eggs and milk.

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