Magdalenas (spanish muffins) recipe (five ways)

Meet our hero today: magdalena. A magdalena is a cupcake, without frosting. Or a muffin if you prefer. But it is not made with butter, but oil. The classical shape of a magdalena is a mountain, which is called “copete”. We will be making five different versions with our magdalena recipe: classic magdalenas, magdalena in…

Gazpacho video-recipe (Spanish cold vegetable soup)

It’s summertime and it means it’s gazpacho season! Follow my video and make some, you will be immediately taken to Spain!   A couple years ago I made an illustrated version of this recipe. It’s available both in English and Spanish.   Society6: English – illustrated recipe of gazpacho art print.  Framed art print. Canvas print. Spanish – illustrated…

Spanish cocido in the Instant Pot [Video recipe]

Today we are going to be making a recipe that’s a must here in Spain. It’s a cocido and I’d say that everyone eats a variation of this at home. The beauty of this cocido, which literally means “boiled”, is that is customizable and it can be healthy OR trerrybly decadent and rich. We used…

Coca de Sant Joan recipe

[Spanish version here] Today, june 23rd is la noche de San Juan (or la revetlla de Sant Joan) so we are making a traditional recipe, a sweet baked good that’s normally enjoyed today. It’s called Coca de Sant Joan and it’s a brioche-like base with pastry cream on top. I’m going to be making a…

Summary of the lockdow (III): who wants a donut? [Video]

Baking has been, definitively, one of the more fulfilling hobbies for these weeks… My life partner in crime and I recorded a video of me making donuts and then he edited it and composed the music. Now he’s been designated as the official household video editor and music composer. Without furter ado, here’s my donut…

Orejas de carnaval recipe, spanish carnival fried traditional pastries

Orejas de carnaval? What’s that? Their name means literally “carnival ears” and they are fried pastries that are made and eaten during carnival. Those thin layers of pastry are coated in cinnamon and sugar and they are very crunchy. My mom and I make a huge batch of them each year and then we deliver them to…