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 ...


Cupcakes, cookies & muffins

Magdalenas American style = Peanut butter Muffins

Magdalenas are our Spanish Muffins, although I see some differences between Magdalenas and Muffins. First of all, muffins look huge to me, magdalenas can be eaten in two bites :D. Also, there seems to be a great variety of muffins and if we add cupcakes then possibilities are endless; ask ...


Cupcakes, cookies & muffins

Piglet Cupcakes

The day I was born, a heavy snow storm whitened Barcelona. That was many years ago, and yesterday for my birthday, the snow showed again to say hello! Like a cake covered with iced sugar... everything looked so beautiful and sweet... it felt like Christmas again :D. We adults behave ...


Cupcakes, cookies & muffins

Butter Cookies

These are some of the cookies I prepared during the Xmas Holidays. I wanted to try a new dessert that would fit the Dia de Reyes' lunch and some crazy ideas crossed my mind: I pretended to place 3 ball shape pieces of ice creams on the plate (one white, ...


Fruits | Meat & poultry

Stuffed Apple… not a dessert.

Try to visualise me as Eve for a second; hey... with clothes on, ok? I'm not that young anymore ;D. See? we are in a wonderful garden, full of wet gorgeous huge and green plants, sunlight sifting through the pines... We are leaning on this apple tree and the aroma ...


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, ...


Cupcakes, cookies & muffins

Chocolate Cookies

Yes, I baked a batch of cookies! And yes, they were absolutely delicious... all that butter, all that sugar, all that chocolate... I'm still drooling. Each cookie is a tone of calories but, who thinks about the bikini operation now? Ups, yes the southern hemisphere... but tell me, is one ...


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 ...


Bread, pizza, quiches & sandwiches

Walnut and Parsley Bread

Do you want to see my newborn? Hush, hush, don't wake him up... don't you see he's just born? See how cute and fine he is? See what a brown beautiful skin he has? Get your nose close to the screen and breath deeply... ...


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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