Desserts

Dulce de Papaya (Fresh Papaya in Syrup)

11 comments June 26, 2013
Dulce de Papaya (Fresh Papaya in Syrup)

Growing up in Colombia, I was spoiled by all the exotic tropical fruit varieties available around the country. Fruits are a very important part of Colombian cuisine and we eat them every day in a variety of ways. Papayas are used in Colombia to make fruit salads, smoothies, juice, savory sauces and desserts. My favorite way […]

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Paletas de Limón (Creamy Lime Popsicles)

6 comments June 19, 2013
Paletas de Limón (Creamy Lime Popsicles)

What’s more fun and satisfying on a hot summer day than a frozen treat on a stick? On that tip, how about some homemade paletas? These little frozen treats are just right for beating the summer heat. If you haven’t heard of paletas, they’re a popular Latin American popsicle made in various flavors. The more […]

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Pasteles de Arequipe (Dulce de Leche Turnovers)

10 comments June 13, 2013
Pasteles de Arequipe (Dulce de Leche Turnovers)

Pasteles de Arequipe are one of the most delicious pastries and are a snack and dessert staple in Colombia. You’ll find them in Colombian bakeries (panaderias) in Colombia and around the world. As a girl, after school, my mom would stand at the kitchen counter talking with us about our day and then a few […]

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Helado de Ron con Pasas (Rum and Raisins Ice Cream)

9 comments June 1, 2013
Helado de Ron con Pasas (Rum and Raisins Ice Cream)

Summer and ice-cream go perfect together! I have to admit that I am an all-year-round ice-cream and popsicles person, but during the summer time I enjoy these frozen treats even more. Helado de Ron con Pasas (Rum and Raisins Ice Cream) is one of the most popular ice cream flavors in Colombia and you can […]

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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)

16 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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How to make Dulce de Leche or Arequipe in the Oven

20 comments May 1, 2013
How to make Dulce de Leche or Arequipe in the Oven

Today I want to share a quick and simple recipe for Dulce de Leche, or Arequipe, in the oven. I’ve been a huge fan of this delicious and creamy Latin dessert for as long as I can remember. I usually have a jar in my fridge for recipes, or to eat by the spoonful By […]

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