Sweets

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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Roscón de Bocadillo o Guayaba (Guava Paste Stuffed Bread)

16 comments April 13, 2013
colombian food

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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Empanadas de Bocadillo con Queso (Guava Paste and Cheese Empanadas)

11 comments March 17, 2013
Empanadas de Bocadillo con Queso (Guava Paste and Cheese Empanadas)

In Colombia and other Latin countries, we love to pair sweets with cheese. We eat a lot of desserts combining cheese with dulce de leche, fruit jams, fresh fruit with syrup, and guava paste. It may sound like weird combinations to other cultures, but eating sweets with cheese is it absolutely delicious. I am a […]

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Pastel de Mango (Mango Pie)

19 comments March 8, 2013
Pastel de Mango (Mango Pie)

Pastel de Mango is a traditional dessert from the Atlantic coast of Colombia. Mango is a very popular fruit in Colombia and we eat them fresh, often right from the trees! We use them to make traditional Colombian food like mango juice, mango sauce, salads and desserts, such as mango flan, mango popsicles (paletas), cakes, […]

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Dulce de Leche Thumbprint Cookies

13 comments February 27, 2013
Dulce de Leche Thumbprint Cookies

“Arequipe“… I can’t think of a word that makes me happier! I always have one open jar of Dulce de Leche, or Arequipe, sitting in my refrigerator and a couple spares in my pantry! I was thinking of what to make with them recently and I didn’t want to make Alfajores, milkshakes, crepes, cocadas or […]

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