Recipes

Gorditas de Nata: Part 2

Alright, here’s attempt number two at making gorditas de nata. Last week, I tried making gorditas de nata for the first time ever. They were delicious but I was a bit unsure about texture. I was after a bread-y gordita de nata for my cafecito, you know. I got a cookie-like gordita instead. Well, guess… Continue reading Gorditas de Nata: Part 2

Gorditas de Nata: Part 1

It’s been a bit rainy here in Vancouver for the past few days. Not that I can really complain all that much since we had a beautiful, sunny weekend. But, when the weather turns cold and rainy like this, there’s one thing I truly start craving: gorditas de nata. Soft, fluffy, delicious gorditas de nata.… Continue reading Gorditas de Nata: Part 1

Panqué de Nuez

I find working in kitchens strangely soothing. Don’t get me wrong – kitchens are hot, hectic, stressful messes 99% of the time. However, their distinctive organized chaos, is what makes them so enticing. In my opinion, at least. When you work in a kitchen, you’re always focused on the dozen tasks you’re trying to accomplish,… Continue reading Panqué de Nuez

Pan de Elote

Let’s talk about my obsession with corn. Corn reminds me of Mexico – as simple as that. It reminds me of the evenings I would spend walking around el zócalo with an elote or esquite in hand. It reminds me of street tacos late at night. It reminds me of the corn fields lining the… Continue reading Pan de Elote

Grageas

Better known as Mexican sprinkle cookies. I’ve been looking for a universal name for these colourful cookies and, after some serious asking around, I think it really depends on who you ask. So far, I’ve heard: polvorones Mexicanos (my favourite!), galletas con chochitos, galletas de arcoiris, sprinkle cookies, galletas de grageas, rainbow cookies and chispitas.… Continue reading Grageas

Pingüinos (Metate Style)

Pingüinos are personal-sized chocolate cakes filled with vanilla buttercream and topped with chocolate icing and an iconic white loop decoration. Most importantly, though, they are a popular snack cake in Mexico along with some other ones like gansitos and chocoroles. And, even though I’ve never been a huge fan of these well-known snacks, last summer… Continue reading Pingüinos (Metate Style)

Tres Leches Cake

HAPPY CINCO DE MAYO! On May 5th, Mexico celebrates the (then very poorly equipped!) Mexican army’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862 – not Mexico’s independence. This victory was, nonetheless, of extreme significance as it gave the Mexican army (and the country, in general) a much needed morale… Continue reading Tres Leches Cake

Puerquitos de Piloncillo

Back in the day, these piggy cookies were called “chichimbres“. In fact, some small towns in Mexico still know them as chichimbres rather than puerquitos or marranitos. It is said that these adorable treats were extremely popular in ancient Greece about 5,000 years ago and it’s believed the main ingredient in these was ginger. There… Continue reading Puerquitos de Piloncillo

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