The story behind this recipe is more of a travel-in-time related story, as it brings me back to my childhood in a typical argentinian farm. My grandmother used to make this recipe for us during the very cold winter. She used to tell me and my cousins a funny story, that during winter, there was a special faucet in her bathroom that poured lots and lots of dulce de leche till the tub was full…I remember us drooling and our eyes wide opened listening to this story, gathered around her in the kitchen…we helped her get all of the ingredients, and then sat around and watched her prepare, mix and knead. The best part and the moment that we were all longing for, was when she started spreading the dulce de leche over the Rogel, layer by layer, and after she was done, she would let us lick the bowls, spoons, and every trace left of it.
When the Rogel was finally done, we all helped to set a very nice table, and the whole family gathered for this very special time of the day, five o’clock tea. As a child, that was a time filled with family spirit and tradition. These memories seem magical and perfect. I remember loving each and every moment of it. My passion for cooking started because of these type of moments, which involved all of us in the kitchen or gathered around the table, sharing family quality time.
Today I try to keep these rituals and traditions that I cherished as a child. Nowadays I spend lots of time with my kids in the kitchen, sharing with them my love and passion for food.
Rogel is confort food, a decadent treat perfect for dessert or Tea time. You will need will power not to devour it all!
Made in Argentina, with Love.