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Moist apple spiced cake that hides a molten salted caramel interior, waiting to ooze out when you sink your spoon into it for the first time. It's like fall on a plate, but better, because anything with salted caramel and apples is ten times better.
Melt-in-your-mouth caramelized pears to a perfect shade of amber nestled snugly on top of a buttery and herby shortcrust pastry. A stunning dessert that you can whip up in no time.
Soft honey layers baked to golden perfection sandwich a slightly tangy sour cream frosting. This cake is sheer heaven in every bite.
Olive oil gives this cake an amazing citrusy and floral fragrance and a delicate a moist texture. The mascarpone and honey frosting complement it completely. You'll be having seconds in no time. Feed this cake to anyone, and I assure you they will be puzzled by an all too familiar nutty and fruity taste that they can’t seem to put their finger on.
This cauliflower curry packs bold, intense flavors and despite being a vegan dish will convert even the biggest carnivores. It’s incredibly easy to make perfect for a quick weeknight dinner and also perfectly suitable for a relaxed weekend feast. Get ready to be transported to India!
Pillowy and elegant little doughnut squares infused with lavender, coated with lavender vanilla sugar and filled with delicious fig jam. From now on this will probably be the only beignet you will ever make.
Tahini chocolate chip cookies, bold nutty flavor, lightly salted oozing puddles of dark chocolate. They’re crispy, they're chewy and they're DELICIOUS. These are unequivocally the BEST cookies you will ever make.
Few things are as enjoyable as a crisp churro dipped in dark hot chocolate. Check out this pumpkin churro make-over complete with aromatic pumpkin spice and traditional Spanish hot chocolate
Decadent and incredibly fudge-y these Nutella brownies are the perfect treat for Valentine’s day. They are also incredibly easy to make: 1 bowl and 10 min prep time + 30 min bake.
These dainty little moist almond and ricotta cakes, perfumed with fragrant blood orange zest and sweet cinnamon, are my little tribute to Sicily. Finished off with a drizzle of delicious tart blood orange glaze and slice of the beautiful gem colored orange these pretty little cakes are perfect for sharing with friends over a nice cup of Italian roasted coffee.
About this blog
I firmly believe that food and history go hand in hand. Although I discovered that my passion for creating yummy things slightly set the scale off balance when related to history, I just can't seem to turn off my love for all things historic.
Both cooking and history are as fun as you make them, and I am determined to turn both into the most enjoyable experience I possible can. If that means that besides cooking up a mean Coq au vin you can boast off with your friends with a story that remotes back to Julius Caesar, then so be it.
What can you expect to find in this little "nook of the internet"? Traditional old school recipes, some of my own concoction, lots of history and fun facts, and of course some Latin American and Spanish flair!
Hi! I'm Michelle, a historian gone rogue, turned pastry chef. I used to own a succesful caterering business in my native Bogotá, but sold it and moved across the globe. Now all my creative (gastronomical) energy flows into this little blog.