Camote Enmielado (Sweet Potato in Syrup)

Family recipes are the best, they are full of nice stories and love. Today’s recipe has been in my mum’s family for generations, my abuela (grandma) Emilia used to make this lovely dessert for my mum and her siblings, so my mum makes it for us and we spent the whole morning talking about my mamá Mila (grandma Emilia) and her delicious desserts.You will love this recipe with sweet potato, it is easy, quick and delicious and it is another way to use sweet potato as a dessert, in fact, in Mexico we used sweet potato in sweet dishes most of the time. I remember when I came to live in London and my hubby ordered sweet potato fries, I was a bit shocked, but I have learnt to like these delicious orange beauties in savoury dishes.

If you decide to make my recipe, let me know if you like it! I would love to know your thoughts!

Serves 4

Ingredients 

  • 5 sweet potatoes peeled and cut in thick round slices
  • 3 cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 250 gr piloncillo (jaggery) or dark brown muscovado sugar
  • 1 cup of water

Method

  1. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them in thick round slices.

  2. Then put the sweet potato together with the spices and the cup of water in a casserole dish (dutch oven), bring it to a boil and turn the heat down to minimum.

  3. Let them simmer in low heat until the jaggery dissolves and the syrup looks dark and the sweet potato is soft. If you stir, do it gently to prevent the pieces to break.

  4. Serve with milk or vanilla ice cream or have it for breakfast with some yogurt or cottage cheese!

Listo!

Provecho!

Flan con Frutas del Bosque (Flan with Berries)

When I think about a Mexican food memories from my childhood this dessert is one of them. I’ve never going to forget when we used to go to my grandma’s house, my auntie Laura, used to make flan for use every time we were there and every time I used to end up licking the plate, that sugar syrup is addictive and the custard is just amazing and the good news is, that is just so easy to make, that I feel a bit embarrassed to be posting the recipe here, but as my friend Claudia said to me, “there are people that don’t know how to make it” so here it is. Continue reading “Flan con Frutas del Bosque (Flan with Berries)”

Tartitas de Navidad (Christmas Mince Pies with a Mexican Touch)

Hi guys! I hope you are all enjoying the Christmas season despite some sad things that are happening in the world right now. Christmas for me is a special time and I always try to enjoy it to the most, I usually make lots of nice Christmas activities with my children, like, decorating the tree, bake Christmas cookies, write to Christmas letters to Santa and make nice homemade pressies for my friends. Continue reading “Tartitas de Navidad (Christmas Mince Pies with a Mexican Touch)”

Coricos (Mexican Corn Flour Cookies)

December is the busiest month of the year for me! Lots of things happen during this month, my birthday, which I celebrate for a whole week, my daughter’s birthday, Christmas shows, Christmas shopping, Christmas dinner with friends, uff!! I hardly have time to rest.

But every year I like to take time to cook a few recipes for my homemade Christmas presents, last year I made some Mexican candy and Mexican chocolate cookies and they were a hit, this year I am making some Coricos, Mexican corn dough cookies, which are delicious and so Christmas.  Continue reading “Coricos (Mexican Corn Flour Cookies)”

Paletas de Yogur con Vainilla y Ate de Membrillo (Quince, Vanilla and Yogurt Ice Lollies)

It is the summer season, and this only calls for something nice and cold and these ice lollies are just perfect for those hot days. This flavour brings me back to my childhood in Mexico, when I was at primary school, they used to sell these lovely milk paletas with a piece of quince. Continue reading “Paletas de Yogur con Vainilla y Ate de Membrillo (Quince, Vanilla and Yogurt Ice Lollies)”

Pastel de Tres Leches (Tres Leches Cake)


I’ve been wanting to do this cake for ages, but I have to confess that baking is not my thing, so I kept leaving it for another time, but last Sunday it was my son’s birthday and I organised a Mexican Birthday Party, so I thought it was a good opportunity  to put into practice my rusty baking skills and I have to say that I was very impress with the end result, everybody loved it, specially my little Emilio, who was over the moon! Continue reading “Pastel de Tres Leches (Tres Leches Cake)”