Chef Rossy Earle was our second invited guest chef who came to work with Les Petits Chefs this term. Born & raised in Panama City, Panama, Rossy prides herself in infusing Latin American flavours into whatever she creates, making it her goal to merge some of her roots into Canadian food culture. Currently a freelance Chef in Toronto, Rossy is working on on developing her website and a line of bottled specialty products under the name SupiCucú, Rossy’s first product will be the launch of her hotly anticipated “Salsa de Fuego” hot sauce. You can read a wonderful profile of Rossy over at Edible Toronto. She chose to make empanadas and huevitos de leche (Panamanian milk candy) with the boys.
Rossy chatted a little to the boys about Panama and the type of food that is typical to her country.
The boys very much enjoyed working with the empanada dough.
Again, the boys were treated to Rossy’s homemade dulce de leche. A few fingers made it into the bowls…
It’s hard work trying to keep your fingers out of your mouth and roll the candies fast enough. Your hands get warm and then sometimes the mixture disintegrates into a sticky, YUMMY mess.
You can find Rossy’s recipe for empanadas here. I strongly encourage you to make them. I know I will be!
Thank you so much Rossy for taking the time out of your hectic life as a chef and a mum to show the boys some of the finer points of Panamanian cuisine. I know it was one of the high points of MY day