Daily Archives April 17, 2015

spanish hard rolls

Spanish Hard Rolls (Bolillos)

1 package active dry yeast
2 cups warm water (105 to 115 degrees F)
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon salt
5 1/2 to 6 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 1/2 teaspoons water

Dissolve yeast in 2 cups warm water in large bowl. Stir in honey, salt and 3 cups of the flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to make dough easy to handle...

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verduras en escabeche

Verduras en Escabeche (Pickled Vegetables – Guatemala)

5 jalape?o chiles, each about 2 inches long
1 tablespoon corn oil
2 cups diagonal 1/8-inch thick slices carrots
1 pound cauliflower, cut into 1-inch florets
1 cup sliced onion
5 garlic cloves
1 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon oregano
4 bay leaves
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 cup cider or white vinegar

Fry the chile peppers in the oil for 2 min...

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asado a la peruana

Asado a la Peruana (Peruvian Pot Roast)

This is wonderful served with mashed potatoes and the wonderful gravy the roast makes while cooking.

10 to 12 cloves fresh garlic
1 teaspoon cumin seed
2 teaspoons salt, divided
2 teaspoons black pepper, divided
1 (4 to 4 1/2 pound) boneless round tip roast
1/4 cup vegetable oil (for browning roast)
1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 to 1 1/2 cups red wine
1 mediu...

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chicken pot pie with corn crust

Chicken Pot Pie with Corn Crust (Pastel de Choclo con Pollo – Chile)

Chicken Filling
1 1/2 pounds bone-in chicken breasts
1 pound chicken thighs
1 small yellow onion, peeled
2 cups homemade chicken broth
1 bay leaf
1/4 cup golden seedless raisins
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 medium yellow onions, peeled and minced
1 medium clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
1/2 teaspoon dried powdered oregano
1/4 te...

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norwegian almond cake

Norwegian Almond Cake

6 egg whites
6 ounces almonds
8 ounces confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Beat egg whites until stiff. Chop almonds and add to egg whites. Blend in sugar and baking powder. Bake in springform pan for 20 to 30 minutes. Let cool; spread frosting on top.

Cream Frosting
1/2 cup whipping cream
5 egg yolks
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter


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