Cakes, pies & tarts

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Cakes, pies & tarts

Chocolate Ice Cream with Walnuts

I'm leaving, I'm on a trip, voyage, viaje, viaggio... off to Italy, La Toscana... the craddle for Pizza, Risotto, Pasta, Parmesano, Mortadela, Chianti, Mozzarela, Lambrusco, Panettone and Gelato!!!! I'm off to learn what THE DOLCE FAR NIENTE means, how a real Pizza tastes, where Leonardo da Vinci was born; I ...

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Cakes, pies & tarts

Chocolate and Banana Cake with Hazelnuts

Too many ripe bananas in your pantry/freezer? Bake a CAKE! Too many clouds in the sky? Bake a CAKE! Too many things bothering you? Bake a CAKE! Too many days without making yourself a gift? Bake a CAKE! Too many shirts piling up to get ironed? Bake a CAKE! It works ...

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Cakes, pies & tarts | Fruits

Banana Ice Cream – The easiest recipe

Was I the only one sighing for the arrival of the Summer? I've been missing the umbrella and the sun tan lotion and the towel on the sand... I've been missing the lazy hours at the beach Chiringuito's (bar) shadow, and the ...

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Cakes, pies & tarts

Fake Cake Pops for Mother’s day.

What's the best gift a mother can get from her son or her daughter? A good tight hug, a poem write from deep within, a dedicated photograph... things that money cannot buy... in one word: LOVE. I felt like doing something for my mom besides the hug, the poem and the ...

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Cakes, pies & tarts

Pancakes or Crêpes? I will call these: Tortitas de plátano!

Tortitas de plátano are our version of American Pancakes or French Crêpes. It's not among the daily breakfast spread (at least in hour house)... but now and then, when I have a few ripe bananas I love making these as a surprise ...

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Cakes, pies & tarts

Chocolate Cake with hazelnuts

The baking fever goes on and on... I tried this classic yogurt cake with the perfect outfit: Chocolate! I changed a few things from the original recipe to improve the cake... and voila, it was soooo good!!! I succeeded! We had a small piece each after lunch and it was ...

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Cakes, pies & tarts | Traditional Spanish Recipes

Coca de Llardons – Cake of Greaves

Today is Dijous Gras - Shrove Thursday (don't know if I got the good translation) and I nearly run out of time in performing this traditional Catalan sweet recipe. It's very common here in Catalonia to buy this "coca" in bakeries and have it for breakfast, as a dessert after ...

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Cakes, pies & tarts

Mini Chocolate Cakes with Almonds and Orange

Chocolate has always been a weakness of mine, but I had it under control; I just had to look to the other side of the supermarket's aisle when going shopping... but lately, I'm reading all this new stuff about it... things such as: it's not demonstrated that chocolate causes acne, ...

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Cakes, pies & tarts

Chocolate and Walnuts Cake for High Tea Times

I'm not much into teas; not that I dislike them... it's only that I haven't given them a chance! I'm a coffee person. This means that before my morning coffee I am not a person... I'm a troglodyte and sound like one with ...

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Cakes, pies & tarts | Traditional Spanish Recipes

La Mona de Pascua – A Catalan traditional Cake

This is the story of a Mona that wasn't convinced enough to become a Mona. And it's also the story of a woman (me) who was patient and stubborn enough to finally achieve good results! My first try was kind ...

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