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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.
Roscón de Reyes or Spanish King cake is a delicate brioche-like bread flavored with orange blossom water and dotted with festive candied or dried fruit. It’s a sweet bread that is perfect for brunch and dunked in coffee or hot chocolate Roscón de Reyes is short of heaven.
Deliciously aromatic and chocolatey, Lebkuchen happen to be the original gingerbread cookie. Switch up you cookie repertoire with this delectable recipe from the 17th century.
This delicious and aromatic sugar free Saffron and Pear pie will transport you right to the Middle Ages where it was exactly when it was baked for the first time. It’s a perfect and unique dessert for the Holiday season.
Fig Newtons are without a doubt one of the most iconic cookies of modern history. Packed full of flavor and soft cakey cookie goodness this delicious fig roll recipe will not disappoint. Grab the recipe now and delight yourself with a little trip down American cookie history.
Why not add these delicious little Spanish hand pies to complete your pumpkin spice and everything nice collection. They are made with a lovely spaghetti squash preserve with the most delicate and lovely flavor you can imagine. They are a great addition to any fall table spread!
Crispy layers of phyllo dough filled with sweet and tangy apple goodness, flavored with orange blossom water, and cinnamon. This classic French apple pie will transport you to both South-western France and the Middle East. The best part is how incredibly easy it is to make with this fool proof technique.
Looking for a delicious recipe to make pillowy soft ricotta gnocchi? Check out this wonderfully versatile recipe deeply rooted in Italian history.
Are you looking for an incredibly easy to make yet stunning desert for a warm summer night? Look no further, a cherry Clafoutis is sure to tick all the boxes, plus it requires the bare MINIMAL utensils and cooking skills.
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.