Month: September 2014

Cranberry and Pistachio Biscotti

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Biscotti’s, who doesn’t know them? They are the perfect treat to have together with an espresso, it is absolutely delicious, even the coffee taste better because it brings the aroma’s together. I am sure that you have tried them with almonds, that is the most typical one, but if you haven’t tried this version from Nigella, you should definitely do so.

The cranberries and the pistachios are so exotic that will give a very special taste.  (more…)

Easy Pecan Blondies

Easy-Pecan-Blondies-4One of my favorite things to do is baking, a good cake always can cheer you up at anytime and of course is also very relaxing and enjoyable. I have a few books I use, depending on the mood. This one is the Easy Pecan Blondies from the “The Great British Bake Off Everyday”. I love blondies, they are sweet and fantastic you have them with almonds or like in this case with pecan. (more…)

Brownies

BrowniesThis recipe I got it from an ex-colleague of mine years ago. I still keep using it, only some times I change some things. Normally you use 300 gr. dark chocolate, but I make it how I feel it, so some times    I do 150 gr. dark/150 gr. milk or other way. The important is to keep the quantity on 300 gr. Also I like a bit lighter so I add a teaspoon of baking powder, that was not in the original I got from her.

So these are the ingredients I use most of the times: (more…)

Arroz con leche

Arroz con lecheWhen I was young my mother used to make Arroz con Leche (rice pudding) mostly around Easter time, I am not sure why but that was kind of a tradition in our house. Well yesterday finally I decided it was time for my to try to make it and well actually it was a very good experience. First time and absolutely delicious. I have to say I was a bit enthusiastic so I made too much, well now we have for a couple of days …

The ingredients you need, (this is for quite a lot, you could use the half): (more…)

Panellets

Panellets 2This is typical Catalan sweet that you normally eat on November 1st, the day of “All Saints”. It is not very well known outside Catalonia and this is really a pity because they are actually very good, easy and tasty.

My recipe to make 30 Panellets, ingredients for the base dough:

  • 250 gr. Very fine ground almonds
  • 200 gr. Caster sugar
  • 150 gr. Potatoes’ or Sweet potato
  • Zest of ½ lemon

Clean the potatoes and boil them with skin until they are soft, drain well and peal them, then make puree and allow to cool down completely. After that add the sugar, almond and lemon zest, using a fork mix well but not too long otherwise it will too soft and will not cook well. Before you start making the Panellets you will need to stove your hands with flour. (more…)

A fresh start

Hello readers,

On September 2011 I started a blog about my cooking (www.agoodcookinglife.blogspot.com) . For 3 years I have been writing recipes, some were mine, others adapted recipes from books or magazines. Some how I felt that that was not what I actually wanted to write about, I don’t want to write recipes. I want to write about cooking and how to do it.

I love trying all kind of recipes from books, magazines, internet, even from those cards from the supermarkets. So I have decided that my website shouldn’t be any more about MY recipes, because they are not mine but just about how I have experienced them and of course give the credit of the recipe to the right person/s. (more…)

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