Sweets

S’mores Empanadas

11 comments August 26, 2013
Smores Empanadas

Is there another culinary marvel as delicious, internationally recognized, and beloved as the Empanada? I don’t think so! We Latinos truly love our empanadas, in their many and wonderful variations. I am an empanada kind of girl. I really enjoy the whole concept of empanadas. Crust and filling, it’s like having the best of everything […]

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Dulce de Papaya (Fresh Papaya in Syrup)

9 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)

8 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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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

17 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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