No Cuban meal is complete without a café cubano (Cuban coffee). A well-made café cubano has a thick layer of sweet crema (cream) floating over strong espresso. To get the crema right, whisk about 1 tablespoon of the espresso with sugar until it turns foamy, then pour the pot of espresso over it. Lourdes Castro says you can't overbeat a crema, so stir it energetically.
Travel to Miami not required. Make Cuban croquetas de jamon (ham croquettes) at home with this easy to follow recipe. You can even make them in advance and cook from frozen! Croquetas are a perfect afternoon snack paired with Cuban coffee, light lunch, appetizer, or party food idea. * GoodieGodmother.com