Sweets

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 […]

Read the full article →

Dulce de Leche and Coconut Mini Cheesecakes

22 comments December 2, 2012
Crust 1

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 […]

Read the full article →

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, […]

Read the full article →

Thanksgiving with Dulce de Leche and Apple Empanadas

22 comments November 21, 2012
Empanadas with Dulce de Leche

I first learned of the traditions surrounding Thanksgiving when I moved from Medellín, Colombia, to the United States 12 years ago. My husband, who was my boyfriend at the time, invited me to spend Thanksgiving with his family at his grandfather’s house. I still remember how cozy and warm the holiday felt to me. The […]

Read the full article →

Cocadas Blancas (Colombian-Style Coconut Candy)

18 comments November 11, 2012
Cocadas Blancas (Colombian-Style Coconut Candy)

Cocadas are a traditional and popular dessert in Colombia. There are different variations of this wonderfully sweet treat, however, the main ingredient is always shredded coconut(coco), while other ingredients are dependent on region and family. Cocadas are usually sold on the streets and beaches around the country. Cocadas are very easy to make and keep […]

Read the full article →

Dip de Arequipe con Queso (Dulce de Leche and Cheese Dip)

18 comments November 7, 2012
Dip de Arequipe con Queso (Dulce de Leche and Cheese Dip)

Dip de Arequipe con Queso is addictive and delicious, and the best thing about this dip is that it’s very easy to make. Is there anything better than sweet and velvety dulce de leche combined with bubbling, melted cheese? I don’t think so! From start to finish, this delicious treat is ready in less than […]

Read the full article →

Torta de Manzana (Colombian-Style Apple Cake)

24 comments November 4, 2012
Torta de Manzana (Colombian-Style Apple Cake)

This Torta de Manzana is a traditional Colombian dessert from the Boyacá department of Colombia. I do not bake very often so you won’t find many cake recipes on the site, however, when I do bake, the recipes are mostly simple and easy to make cakes, or traditional Colombian breads. This apple cake is my […]

Read the full article →