Homemade marshmallows use simple ingredients and are easier to make than you might think. Most recipes call for corn syrup or candy thermometers, but this one does not. The preparation is surprisingly easy, and all you need is an electric mixer. Marshmallows are basically a combination of sugar, water, and gelatin. This mixture is whipped [...]
These chocolate umbrellas bring back many childhood memories to me. Chocolate shaped into an umbrella around a colourful stick, so simple yet so good! My child absolutely adore them, and these cute treats are perfect as party favors or holiday treats and very easy to prepare.
Spanish bambas are sweet buns filled with whipped cream. They are believed to be a variation of Semla, from Sweden, where they are eaten typically the last Tuesday before Lent, which in Swedish is known as “Fettisdagen” (Fat Tuesday). The oldest version of the semla was a plain bread bun, eaten in a bowl of [...]
I do not usually post the same recipe twice , but in this case I have made some improvements that need to be shared. For book signings that I’ve had in Madrid , Valladolid, and now in Barcelona this Friday I have prepared hundreds of chocolate covered Oreo cookies … so now I know a [...]
January the 6th is a special day in Spain. Known as ‘El Dia de Reyes’ (Three Kings Day), this holiday commemorates the three wise men who traveled from afar, bearing gifts for the infant baby Jesus. Every child in Spain look forward to this holiday as traditionally, instead of receiving gifts from Santa Claus or [...]
Turrón is a type of Spanish sweet similar to nougat which is eaten particularly around Christmas. It has Arabic origins and is basically made of honey and almonds. There are two traditional varieties: Alicante, which is hard and contains whole almonds, and Jijona, which is soft and made from crushed almonds. For this recipe I [...]