Ambassador

The 4th of december/2016,  I had the honor to attended to a very special dinner at Colombian Ambasadors (in Belgium) residence. Was a very exquisite night and his Excellence and his spouse are a very kind and friendly people. Introducing the most delicious Colombian products in a very innovating molecular cook style. I hope Mrs….

Golden floating jelly

What about a little bit of golden dust? The floating jelly (flotatina in spanish), is a very comun dessert in Latinamerica. It is a gelatin inside of another one! Mexico, has the best! And you can find it in several differents versions. The looking is so enchanting, the texture so smooth and silky; and the gelatin itself…

Ruby Cake… Those little and tiny rubies

An -exotic and sophisticated- cake to celebrate the Ruby Anniversary (40 years) from our uncles. To create this amazing cake, I got inspired on her (our aunt); she is so colorful and exotic, is a very illustrated woman and both of them are cautivated by  the foreing cultures. This is a very Mediterranean cake, with rosmary…

Sinterklaas’s treats!

Sinterklaas is a very special festivity around family and children. This day, 6th december, smells specially to speculoos (the traditional Sinterklaas cookies in Belgium) or pepernoten (in Holland). It is a very Christmas smell, is like “Allpice” smell (cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves) and is delicious and OBVIOUSLY! The children love it. To celebrate start os Sinterklaas season,…

Taste of Halloween

Halloween is a magical night and celebration. It has different names in different countries an cultures. It is basically, all around “dead”: Ghosts, bats, whitches, cats, deceased, autumn, spiders, Calacas, Trick or treat, costumes, sweets, family and children. When you make your Halloween table or when you are thinking about how celebrate or what sweets/desserts to…

Thousand nights

My Thousand nights Pavlova cake, is inspired on the book “One thousand and one night“, which has a special meaning for me. It was one of the first book a read, a very long dream. This Pavlova, is my dream tale, with the combination of the very sofisticated Pavlova with exotic touches as: Colombian candied figs, fresh…

Granny’s three milk cake

This -absolutely decadent – sponge cake, soaked with three different kinds of milk, as: Evaporated milk, condensed milk and heavy cream; can seduce you easily. When you cut this cake, you can see how the sponge exudates the milk mix through its pores. It is moist and soft. It taste is -obviously- quite like milk,…

Autumn Blossoms…

Love seasons! Everything fresh, with the right taste and texture. The perfect food what our body needs on that time of the year. And is -always- a best buy option! I just harvested this beautiful pumpkins and pumpkin flowers, from my own garden; so I though this would be a very nice autumn dessert. Crunchy, soft,…

Mystic Pie, my tribute to Bokrijk

One stormy night (really it was!), I was not able to sleep, so I was reading the news in Facebook. Suddenly I saw a post from the museum of Bokrijk about a cake contest and I almost jumped from the bed! I was so excited! I love that museum, actually I live -nowadays- very close…

Upside-Down Banana Cake

An Upside-down cake, is normally a cake baked in a single pan and traditionally with pineapples. Inspired on this recipe, this is the product of several experiments until I finally got the perfect marriage of bananas and caramel which provides the taste and texture in my own -and secret- Upside-down banana cake which everyone loves!

Raffaello Cake

Created in 1989, Raffaello‘s pralines –Ferrero Rocher-, are an exquisite and delightful combination of flavours and textures consisting of white chocolate, almonds and coconut. It is delicate and decadent! I fell in love of it and it became the inspiration for my own creation, based on its flavour, the first time I tried one of…

Tiramisù…Wake me UP!

The traditional and international loved italian dessert. Tiramisù was created on the region of Veneto on the 1960s, at the restaurant “Le Beccherie“. Everybody loves Tiramisù because there is not other way. Is soft with the right fusion among chocolate and coffee. Mascarpone cheese provides that creamy texture, and savoiardis biscuits gives shape and body to…