Helena is an old lady from Ica, a city next to Lima, who always loved to cook. One day, 35 years ago, she decided to make a typical sweet from this area: tejas. She never stopped making them since. I discovered her sweets when a friend gave them to me as a gift. Traditionally, a teja is a creamy dulche de leche covered with a layer of walnuts and frosting, but these days you can find new flavors and toppings such as Teja de Limón (lemon) or Chocoteja de Pasas (with chocolate and raisins). They are still handmade and an unique Peruvian experience. Despite your flavor preference, tejas are delicious, try them all!