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Hazelnut Cookies


Cupcakes, cookies & muffins | Fruits

Hazelnut Cookies

This past weekend felt like Spring! Temperatures raised up to 25ºC and it felt great to be outside and sunbath seating in a terrace bar with a beer and some chips. We headed towards the mountains near Barcelona a gorgeous place called Montseny ( a long Gastrotour will ...

Magdalenas de Chocolate con merengue


Cupcakes, cookies & muffins

Magdalenas de Chocolate con Merengue

Can you imagine a sweetest breakfast than this? I bet you guessed what Magdalenas are in Spanish… Yes, these are our cupcakes! The base is the same and even though magdalenas don't wear a "sweet hat" I placed some meringue on top of these to make them even more appealing ...

Rosquillas de anis


Cupcakes, cookies & muffins | Traditional Spanish Recipes

Spanish Anise Doughnuts

Spanish Anise Doughnuts are called Rosquillas de Anís here :D. This is an old sweet recipe, easy to prepare and delicious to enjoy with some tea or coffee or just when nobody is watching and you can sneak into the kitchen and steal one or two from the cookie's can. There's ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Bread, pizza, quiches & sandwiches | Fruits

Mini Banana and Nutella Bites in Tempura

Those of you with kids at home, now have the perfect excuse to prepare these delicious bites; and those of you without kids, go for the search of one or two... nephews, grand kids, neighbours, they are all welcome ... just go and fetch some shorties to have a good ...


Cupcakes, cookies & muffins

Double Chocolate Cupcakes

One of the days I enjoy the most is Sant Jordi, April 23rd. Here in Catalonia is a big Feast and if the weather is right, thousands of human beings stroll up and down the Barcelona's Ramblas like Serengeti wildebeest; males looking for roses and females in the search of ...


Cupcakes, cookies & muffins

Chocolate Cupcakes

And you may wonder, what does this cupcake to do with Spanish Cuisine? Well, it happens to be that Jordi Roca from El Celler de Can Roca, second best restaurant in the world according to I don't know which guide/list and with 3 Michelin Stars, published some time ...


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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