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Simple Empanada Dough for Baking

6 comments September 20, 2014
Simple Empanada Dough for Baking

If making empanada dough from scratch intimidates you, don’t let it! Homemade empanada dough requires only a handful of ingredients, flour, salt, egg, cold water and butter, and it comes together in under ten minutes! I love using my food processor for my homemade dough because it is quicker and easier than making it using […]

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Caldo Basico de Pollo (Colombian-Style Chicken Stock)

16 comments May 29, 2012
Caldo Basico de Pollo (Colombian-Style Chicken Stock)

Chicken Stock or Caldo Basico de Pollo is the base of many soups, stews, and rice, as well as other Colombian dishes. I love making my own stocks because I don’t want them to be filled with preservatives and artificial flavors. I will post my recipes for beef and vegetable stock soon too! These stocks […]

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Quesito Colombiano (Colombian Fresh Cheese)

42 comments May 4, 2012
quesito en hoja de platano

Quesito Colombiano can be compared to Mexican Queso Fresco, and is made by simply processing the curds of cow’s milk. The result is a creamy, soft and white cheese. We Colombians love our Quesito and it is widely used in Colombian cuisine. You will often find it in Colombian recipes, as a side dish for […]

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