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Brazo de Reina (Strawberries and Cream Cake Roll)

8 comments February 14, 2013
Brazo de Reina (Strawberries and Cream Cake Roll)

Brazo de Reina literally translates to “Queen’s Arm” in English and is a traditional Colombian Cake Roll. Brazo de Reina it is basically a sponge cake filled with sweet whipped cream and fresh strawberries. There are different variations of roll cakes in Colombia, such as Pionono and Rollo Rojo de Guayaba. Pionono is usually filled […]

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Galletas de Milo (Milo Cookies)

14 comments February 5, 2013
Galletas de Milo (Milo Cookies)

Some things never change… I love Milo, I have always loved Milo, and I will die loving Milo These cookies were inspired by  my favorite chocolate drink, Milo! So, what is Milo anyway? It is a chocolate and malt powder made by Nestlé, that is mixed with hot or cold milk to make a wonderfully […]

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Rollo Rojo de Guayaba (Colombian Red Roll Cake with Guava)

6 comments February 1, 2013
Rollo Rojo de Guayaba (Colombian Red Roll Cake with Guava)

Rollo Rojo de Guayaba or Liberales is a classic traditional Colombian roll cake. It is basically a sponge cake filled with guava jam. This is a popular dessert all over the country and can be found in most Colombian bakeries. I enjoy making my own traditional Colombian baked goods at home. Considering that there are […]

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Mantecada (Colombian-Style Butter Corn Bread)

14 comments January 30, 2013
Mantecada (Colombian-Style Butter Corn Bread)

Mantecada is a traditional Colombian butter corn cake that is very popular in the capital of the country, Bogotá. This cake tastes best when freshly prepared and it is usually served with berry preservers (Dulce de Mora o Fresa) on the side. The first time I had Mantecada was in a hotel in Bogotá about […]

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Panderos (Colombian Yuca Starch Cookies)

16 comments January 13, 2013
Panderos (Colombian Yuca Starch Cookies)

Panderos is a popular Colombian cookie from El Valle region of the country. They are traditionally made from yuca (cassava) starch, butter, sugar, egg and aguardiente (sugar cane and anise-flavored alcohol drink) or anise extract, if you don’t have this drink at home. Panderos have a very crumbly texture and are lightly sweetened with a […]

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Chocolate Bark and a Merry Christmas

5 comments December 24, 2012
Chocolate Bark and a Merry Christmas

Here’s an easy to prepare, last minute, homemade treat to give this Christmas. I made these Chocolate Barks to bring to my sister-in-law’s house last Christmas, but I didn’t have time to post the recipe, so here it is a year later! I love these barks. They are very easy to make, versatile, and they […]

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Chocoflan

24 comments December 19, 2012
Chocoflan

This blog has made so many things possible for me over the past 4 years. Besides the fact that I have become more experimental with my cooking, I am learning about photography, and improving my writing in English, which is my second language. I am also no longer afraid of complicated desserts! In that spirit, […]

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