Happy New Year to all! Wow! Another new year to make more fun and interesting things, more cooking, more travelling! We have so many plans for this year, and you? Continue reading “Mi Versión de Rosca de Reyes (My version of King’s Cake)”
Happy New Year to all! Wow! Another new year to make more fun and interesting things, more cooking, more travelling! We have so many plans for this year, and you? Continue reading “Mi Versión de Rosca de Reyes (My version of King’s Cake)” →
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)” →
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)” →
Today I am so happy to share with you this recipe of “Plant Based Alegrias” made by Jenn, a talented Mexican lady living in Ireland. She contacted me a few days ago asking me if she could be part of the “Cooking Comadres Club” and I felt very honoured to featured her recipe here in my blog. Continue reading “Cooking Comadres Plant Based Alegrias by Jenn from The Green Diary” →
My cooking comadres club is growing!! This time I had my lovely friend Claudia who came to cook with me the simplest dish ever, we cooked gorditas with piloncillo (jaggery), she had been telling me for months that she wanted to cook these addictive little patties for me for ages, but for some reason every time we used to organised something, we had to cancel it. Continue reading “Cooking Comadres Mexico City Gorditas de Piloncillo” →
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)” →
There is nothing more comforting than to sit down and have a lovely hot cup of coffee and a piece of “Pan Dulce” (this is what my mummy always says). Since I remember, pan dulce has been one of the things that we would always have at home. Continue reading “Elotes (Mexican Sweet Bread)” →
There is nothing more cosy than enjoying a nice cup of Mexican hot chocolate with a lovely piece of Mexican Pan Dulce (Sweet Bread) and the company of a good friend. In Mexico, Pan Dulce is like another world in Mexican Cuisine, the Mexican Panaderias (Bakeries) are always full of delicious and inventive breads, each one with its own personality. Here in London is kind of impossible to get good quality Mexican sweet bread, but there is a talented Mexican girl that knows how to make Pan Dulce very well, her name is Katrina, she is an artist and an excellent cook, so I thought to invite her to my house and bake together! Continue reading “Cooking Comadres Pan Dulce Mexicano” →
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)” →
Emilio my little son was invited to a playdate, I don’t usually take something to playdates, but this one was with his best friends, so I thought to bake something and this cake has the wow factor, it is a flan and chocolate cake together, it is quite popular in Mexico, some people call it, “Pastel Imposible” (imposible cake), but my little boy calls it magic cake, so this is the way we call it.
It is not difficult to make and the result is divine! Imagine having flan and chocolate in one cake!! Yes, I know, it is ridiculously delicious and believe me, it works, the chocolate mix goes up and the flan, because is heavier, goes down, so it looks like you did a bit of magic.
There are two ways of doing the cake, the quick way: using a chocolate cake mix from Betty Crocker or the proper way, doing everything from scratch.
Makes 10 portions
Prep 15 min
Cook 1 hrs
Rest 2 hrs or over night
For the caramel
For the flan
For the cake
Prepare the bundt pan
To make the caramel
To make the cake