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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)

15 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

19 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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Galletas de Anís (Anise Cookies)

6 comments December 8, 2012
Galletas de Anís (Anise Cookies)

Cookies and milk anyone? It’s cookie baking season in the United States and I want to share with you today a popular Colombian cookie recipe called Galletas de Anís. These Anise Cookies are crispy on the outside and have a gorgeous chewy inside. The flavor of the anise is very delicate and they are absolutely […]

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Dulce de Leche and Coconut Mini Cheesecakes

22 comments December 2, 2012
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Dulce de Leche, Coconut and Cheesecake, what could taste better than this heavenly combination of ingredients? Today I’m sharing a must-try dessert, Dulce de Leche and Coconut Mini Cheesecakes, a sweet indulgence to brighten your day. As a food blogger, I love to take classic recipes and add my own Latin touch. These easy to […]

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Torta de Pan Mojicón (Mojicón Bread Pudding Cake)

13 comments November 27, 2012
Torta de Pan Mojicón (Mojicón Bread Pudding Cake)

This Torta de Mojicón is a traditional dessert from Bogotá, the capital and largest city of Colombia. This beautiful city is located in the center of the country and was declared a World Book Capital, by UNESCO, and Iberoamerican Capital of Culture, by the UCCI. Some of the most popular dishes of Bogotá are ajiaco, […]

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