Breads and Cakes

Pastel de Choclo y Pollo (Corn and Chicken Cake)

10 comments July 3, 2014
Pastel de Choclo y Pollo (Corn and Chicken Cake)

After buying a lot of fresh corn at the market last week, I was searching for ways to use it beyond choclo asado (grilled corn) or boiled corn. Then remembered a delicious and simple savory corn cake that my grandmother used to make in Colombia called Pastel de Choclo y Pollo. Pastel de Choclo is […]

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Pan de Banano y Arequipe) Banana and Dulce de Leche Bread

10 comments March 26, 2014
Pan de Banano y Arequipe) Banana and Dulce de Leche Bread

Many of us have a favorite dessert flavor. For most people, it’s chocolate, for others, it’ s citrus, for some it’s vanilla or mint. But whatever it is, it’ s the flavor that you just can’t resist whenever you see it on a menu or in a store. For me, that flavor is arequipe or […]

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Torta de Maduro (Ripe Plantain and Cheese Cake)

27 comments February 4, 2014
Torta de Maduro (Ripe Plantain and Cheese Cake)

There are so many traditional Colombian dishes using plantains that I could write a cookbook containing only plantain recipes! Fried ripe plantains (tajadas de maduro) are the most popular way to cook ripe plantains in Latin America, but if you like ripe plantains and want a dish that would show them off in a different […]

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Tres Leches de Mandarina (Tangerine Three Milks Cake)

9 comments January 21, 2014
Tres Leches de Mandarina (Tangerine Three Milks Cake)

I am a huge Tres Leches Cake fan. In addition to my traditional Tres Leches, my Coconut Tres Leches and my Chocolate Tres Leches cake recipes, I now present, Tangerine Tres Leches Cake! After looking at a large bag of beautiful tangerines in my fridge for a week, I decided to try a different variation […]

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Torta Negra Colombiana (Colombian Black Cake)

23 comments November 7, 2013
Torta Negra Colombiana (Colombian Black Cake)

Since starting this blog, I’ve had at least fifty people email me asking how to make Torta Negra Colombiana. Growing up in Colombia, it wasn’t a birthday party, wedding, anniversary or any other special event without Torta Negra. Considering all the queries for Torta Negra, I figured it was time to post a recipe for […]

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Pastel Borracho (Colombian-Style Drunken Cake)

9 comments May 22, 2013
Pastel Borracho (Colombian-Style Drunken Cake)

Looking for a dessert for this Memorial Day weekend? How about Pastel Borracho? Pastel Borracho is basically rum-soaked sponge cake, top with prunes and creme Anglaise. The rum syrup makes this cake rich and incredibly moist, without being soggy, and has a wonderful texture. I made my sponge cake (bizcochuelo) from scratch and you can […]

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Roscón de Arequipe (Dulce de Leche Stuffed Bread)

17 comments May 9, 2013
Roscon de Arequipe Colombiano

Even though I am still a rookie when it comes to baking, I am slowly, but surely, getting the hang of it, especially baking Colombian breads I must confess, when I started this blog four years ago, I was intimidated by baking with yeast, and the first bread I made using it was as hard […]

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