Breads and Cakes

Ponqué (Colombian Pound Cake)

21 comments November 1, 2012
ponque colombiano

To start, my thoughts and prayers to everyone affected by Hurricane Sandy. I hope you and your families are safe. I am thinking of you! Now for the recipe…Ponqué is the Colombian version of pound cake, which is basically a cake made with equal parts of each ingredient, flour, butter, and sugar. Our Colombian version […]

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Torticas de Coco (Simple Mini Coconut Cakes)

10 comments October 27, 2012
Torticas de Coco (Simple Mini Coconut Cakes)

These Torticas de Coco are a wonderful addition to your Halloween table, dinner party, or as a game-day dessert. They make a great middle of the week treat for the family as well. We love the taste and chewy texture of these mini coconut cakes. They are dense, but soft, while the coconut flakes add […]

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Mojicones o Pan Mojicón (Colombian Sweet Rolls)

22 comments October 23, 2012
Mojicon with  Butter

Pan Mojicón or Mojicones are sweet rolls with a fluffy and light texture. These traditional Colombian bread rolls are from the capital of Colombia, Bogotá. One of my closest friends here in the United States is originally from that beautiful city and her mom gave me this recipe for Pan Mojicón. I never thought that […]

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Torta de Dulce de Coco (Colombian Coconut Pudding Cake)

10 comments October 13, 2012
Torta de Coco

Torta de Dulce de Coco is one of my favorite desserts to make, and eat, when the weather starts to cool down. This Colombian dessert is a moist cake made with Dulce de Coco (Coconut and Milk Dessert) and Bizcochuelo (Sponge Cake). This Colombian Coconut Pudding Cake is originally from the department of El Valle, […]

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Colombian Chocolate Chunk and Banana Muffins

11 comments October 8, 2012
Colombian Chocolate Chunk and Banana Muffins

These Colombian Chocolate and Banana Muffins are rich and moist, making them a perfect dessert. I used Chocolate Luker, a bittersweet Colombia chocolate, but you can use another chocolate, if you prefer. My husband enjoyed these muffins, but my 6 year old said that they were to rich for him. All that chocolate makes these […]

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Torta de Pastores (Colombian Cheese and Rice Pudding Cake)

10 comments September 20, 2012
Pastores Colombian cake

Torta de Pastores is a traditional dessert from the Valle department of Colombia. Soothing, comforting, and just downright good, there’s nothing like digging into a delicious, warm and sweet homemade dessert when the weather is getting cooler. It’s a pretty filling and rich dessert so a word of advice, serve this after a light meal, […]

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Bizcochuelo (Colombian Sponge Cake)

11 comments September 18, 2012
Bizcochuelo (Colombian Sponge Cake)

Bizcochuelo is a simple cake made with flour, sugar and eggs and has a light, spongy texture. Sometimes this cake is served plain with coffee, or it’s filled with fresh fruit jams, but it’s typically used as a base for other traditional Colombian desserts such a Torta de Pastores and Torta de Coco. Buen provecho!

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