And Christmas ended… sweetly

This is a Roscon de Reyes: It’s a brioche-like baked good, topped with candied fruit and sugar that hiddens a bean and a couple little surprises/figurines inside and we eat it today (Three Wise Men’s day) here in Spain. The person that finds the bean is supposed to pay for the roscón next year and…

Sweet holidays

Holidays are the perfect excuse for sweets. Like these homemade bonbons: I made bombons for family and friends, which is a tradicion that started just last year. The round ones in these boxes are filled with a mixture of coconut and sweet condensed milk. Then covered with milk chocolate. They are suprisingly easy to make!…

Happy birthday to me!

Today is my birthday and I’m in a very good mood… After a weekend travel… And a homemade 11 layer cake made with angel food cake, cheese mousse, dulce de leche, almonds, chocolate and chocolate ganache. A bit crooked, but still delicious. I love baking! This surprise gift from my friend Tatiana… (you’re going to…

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…