The summertime is perfect to make cakes with fruit that only then are at their best, like peach or plums. Of course some times those cakes you can make the rest of the year using apples or pears. In this case I made peach cake where of course you can substitute with other fruit that you prefer. It is easy, colorful, sweet and very tasty. Perfect for a dessert or just for an afternoon tea, what best for you is, in our case we eat it in our Sunday afternoon tea, delicious! (more…)
Muffins are one of the easiest sweets to make and perfect to share with others. Of course it is something that you can prepare with the kids, they will enjoy making them. These muffins are from the book Kitchen from Nigella Lawson, my daughter and I prepared on a sunday afternoon and they were a success, absolutely delicious, you keep for a couple of days and you can enjoy a bit longer that way. (more…)
I love creme caramel, I think together with Crema Catalana, is one of my favorite desserts. I have never make it myself before, so when I saw this recipe in the book from Koken met Karin and according to her it was just very easy to make I decided to try myself and make it. (more…)
This recipe I got 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 thing 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…)
When I was young my mother use 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. Yesterday finally I decided it was time for my to try to make it and 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…)
This is a typical Catalan sweet that you normally eat on November 1st, the day of “All Saints”. It is not very well known outside Catalonia and that 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…)