Breads and Cakes

Roscón de Bocadillo o Guayaba (Guava Paste Stuffed Bread)

16 comments April 13, 2013
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I must confess that I have never made Roscón de Bocadillo o Guayaba at home. I have had this popular and traditional Colombian dessert at restaurants in Colombia and once in a Colombian bakery in NYC. I simply love this dessert but haven’t come across this Guava Paste Stuffed Bread anywhere else here in the […]

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Brazo de Reina (Strawberries and Cream Cake Roll)

8 comments February 14, 2013
Brazo de Reina (Strawberries and Cream Cake Roll)

Brazo de Reina literally translates to “Queen’s Arm” in English and is a traditional Colombian Cake Roll. Brazo de Reina it is basically a sponge cake filled with sweet whipped cream and fresh strawberries. There are different variations of roll cakes in Colombia, such as Pionono and Rollo Rojo de Guayaba. Pionono is usually filled […]

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Rollo Rojo de Guayaba (Colombian Red Roll Cake with Guava)

6 comments February 1, 2013
Rollo Rojo de Guayaba (Colombian Red Roll Cake with Guava)

Rollo Rojo de Guayaba or Liberales is a classic traditional Colombian roll cake. It is basically a sponge cake filled with guava jam. This is a popular dessert all over the country and can be found in most Colombian bakeries. I enjoy making my own traditional Colombian baked goods at home. Considering that there are […]

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Mantecada (Colombian-Style Butter Corn Bread)

14 comments January 30, 2013
Mantecada (Colombian-Style Butter Corn Bread)

Mantecada is a traditional Colombian butter corn cake that is very popular in the capital of the country, Bogotá. This cake tastes best when freshly prepared and it is usually served with berry preservers (Dulce de Mora o Fresa) on the side. The first time I had Mantecada was in a hotel in Bogotá about […]

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Dulce de Leche and Coconut Mini Cheesecakes

22 comments December 2, 2012
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Dulce de Leche, Coconut and Cheesecake, what could taste better than this heavenly combination of ingredients? Today I’m sharing a must-try dessert, Dulce de Leche and Coconut Mini Cheesecakes, a sweet indulgence to brighten your day. As a food blogger, I love to take classic recipes and add my own Latin touch. These easy to […]

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Torta de Pan Mojicón (Mojicón Bread Pudding Cake)

13 comments November 27, 2012
Torta de Pan Mojicón (Mojicón Bread Pudding Cake)

This Torta de Mojicón is a traditional dessert from Bogotá, the capital and largest city of Colombia. This beautiful city is located in the center of the country and was declared a World Book Capital, by UNESCO, and Iberoamerican Capital of Culture, by the UCCI. Some of the most popular dishes of Bogotá are ajiaco, […]

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Torta de Manzana (Colombian-Style Apple Cake)

24 comments November 4, 2012
Torta de Manzana (Colombian-Style Apple Cake)

This Torta de Manzana is a traditional Colombian dessert from the Boyacá department of Colombia. I do not bake very often so you won’t find many cake recipes on the site, however, when I do bake, the recipes are mostly simple and easy to make cakes, or traditional Colombian breads. This apple cake is my […]

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