2021 - Gala Recipes

Make Authentic Guatemalan

Appetizers and Sweet Breads


Whether you are joining us in-person or virtually, there’s no better way to prepare for the Guatemala Gala 2021 than with some delicious Guatemalan appetizers and sweet breads!

Our friends Julie and Steve Belfield from Epiphany Lutheran Church in Suwanee, GA have again created videos just for us, using recipes from Chef Amalia Moreno-Damgaard, a native of Guatemala. Julie demonstrates how to make several of Amalia’s authentic appetizers, including:


1. Tostadas Guatemaltecas

Crispy corn tortillas topped with guacamole, beans and salsa


2. Guacamole Chapin

Guatemalan Guacamole


3. Frijoles Chapines

Basic Guatemalan Black Beans and Variations


4. Ceviche de Cameron y Conchas de Vieira

Spicy Shrimp and Scallops in Lime-Orange Sauce


5. Fruta con Pepita Limon y Chile Cabanero

Fresh Fruit with Lime, Sea Salt and Coban Chile


6. Hamburguesas de Bisonte

Grilled Bison Burgers with Guacamole, Black Beans, Spicy Chile and More


In this video, Julie demonstrates how to make some yummy Guatemalan Sweet Breads. Enjoy!


Click here for information on the Guatemalan Sweet Bread recipes



In this video, Julie demonstrates how to make some yummy Guatemalan Appetizers. Enjoy!


Click here for printed Guatemalan Appetizer recipes


Thanks to:

Julie Belfield, Caterer/Personal Chef; 

Steve Belfield, Production Assistant/ chief Taste Tester

Recipes courtesy of Chef Amalia Moreno-Damgaard, AmaliaLLC.com

Follow Amalia on Instagram or Facebook: Amalia Moreno-Damgaard

Sweet bread recipes:  https://aharmonyofflavors.blogspot.com/2019/11/guatemalan-pan-dulce.html