Picarones con chancaca - a sweet potato doughnut with molasses syrup.

Picarones con chancaca - a sweet potato doughnut with molasses syrup.

Calzones Rotos - literally translated as “broken underwear”, it is a sweet, soft dough that is twisted and then fried. Sometimes icing sugar is sprinkled on top.

Calzones Rotos - literally translated as “broken underwear”, it is a sweet, soft dough that is twisted and then fried. Sometimes icing sugar is sprinkled on top.

Sopaipillas Pasadas - sopaipillas are immersed in a warm sauce that contains water, dark brown sugar, cinnamon and orange rind.

Sopaipillas Pasadas - sopaipillas are immersed in a warm sauce that contains water, dark brown sugar, cinnamon and orange rind.

Kuchen de ricotta y frambuesa - raspberry and ricotta flan cake.

Kuchen de ricotta y frambuesa - raspberry and ricotta flan cake.

Semola con leche y salsa de vino - semolina pudding in sweet wine sauce.

Semola con leche y salsa de vino - semolina pudding in sweet wine sauce.

Kuchen (the German word for cake) was introduced into the Chilean cuisine when German immigrants settled southern Chile in the 1850s. Kuchens in Chile usually have fruits, such as apples, strawberries or murtas. Nontraditional Chilean kuchen with walnuts are sometimes offered. Now kuchens are found in many Chilean bakeries and in many of the larger supermarkets.

Kuchen (the German word for cake) was introduced into the Chilean cuisine when German immigrants settled southern Chile in the 1850s. Kuchens in Chile usually have fruits, such as apples, strawberries or murtas. Nontraditional Chilean kuchen with walnuts are sometimes offered. Now kuchens are found in many Chilean bakeries and in many of the larger supermarkets.

Murta con membrillo (English: Chilean guava (Ugni molinae) with quince) is a typical dessert from southern Chile where the Chilean guava shrub is common. It is made by boiling the quince and the Chilean guava berries together with sugar.

Murta con membrillo (English: Chilean guava (Ugni molinae) with quince) is a typical dessert from southern Chile where the Chilean guava shrub is common. It is made by boiling the quince and the Chilean guava berries together with sugar.

Brazo de Reina - Chilean jelly roll cake.  (A Swiss roll or jelly roll is a type of sponge cake roll. The thin cake is made of flour, eggs, and sugar and baked in a very shallow rectangular baking tray, called a sheet pan. The cake is removed from the pan and spread with jam or buttercream, rolled up, and served in circular slices.)

Brazo de Reina - Chilean jelly roll cake. (A Swiss roll or jelly roll is a type of sponge cake roll. The thin cake is made of flour, eggs, and sugar and baked in a very shallow rectangular baking tray, called a sheet pan. The cake is removed from the pan and spread with jam or buttercream, rolled up, and served in circular slices.)

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