Sweets

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 […]

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Cocadas Blancas (Colombian-Style Coconut Candy)

16 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Ponqué (Colombian Pound Cake)

21 comments November 1, 2012
ponque colombiano

To start, my thoughts and prayers to everyone affected by Hurricane Sandy. I hope you and your families are safe. I am thinking of you! Now for the recipe…Ponqué is the Colombian version of pound cake, which is basically a cake made with equal parts of each ingredient, flour, butter, and sugar. Our Colombian version […]

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Torticas de Coco (Simple Mini Coconut Cakes)

10 comments October 27, 2012
Torticas de Coco (Simple Mini Coconut Cakes)

These Torticas de Coco are a wonderful addition to your Halloween table, dinner party, or as a game-day dessert. They make a great middle of the week treat for the family as well. We love the taste and chewy texture of these mini coconut cakes. They are dense, but soft, while the coconut flakes add […]

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Passion Fruit and Coconut Dip

9 comments October 1, 2012
Passion Fruit and Coconut Dip

I created this Passion Fruit and Coconut dip for a quick snack the other day and it was a hit with my family. The sweet and creamy condensed milk and coconut milk combines so well with the fruity tartiness of the passion fruit, and the coconut adds a fantastic crunch. It’s heavenly served with graham […]

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