A Sweet Evening – Lime Cheesecake Sandwiches

A Sweet Evening – Lime Cheesecake Sandwiches

Last month, while in Mexico, I had a chance to attend a bridal shower. In addition to a delicious dinner, we enjoyed a beautiful treat table, featuring all sorts of savoury snacks, fruit based sweets and a large selection of mini cakes and pastries, including a creamy lime layered cup … click on title for more

Esthercita in Coahuila – Part 1

Esthercita in Coahuila – Part 1

In this and a few future posts, I would like to share some of my mom's stories from her childhood in Agujita, a small mining town in the Mexican state of Coahuila; when I myself was a child, I heard these and many other anecdotes, sitting with my mom in her kitchen, which filled my imagination with picturesque scenes of Mexico (and other countries), and inspired me to always strive to move forward, and never stop learning. Thank you, mom!

Pan de Yema – A Day of the Dead Bread from Oaxaca

Pan de Yema – A Day of the Dead Bread from Oaxaca

All wheat-based bread in Mexico has a clear Spanish or French influence, and this particular one can be traced to Spanish recipes, but some families have been baking this bread in the Mexican state of Oaxaca for several generations. Pan de yema translates as “yolk bread”, an apt name since a batch contains several eggs and a few extra yolks, giving them their characteristic flaky texture and slightly yellow tone … click on title for more

Custard with Caramel – Flan

Custard with Caramel – Flan

This dessert came to Mexico from Spain during colonial times, with the introduction of dairy products from farm animals such as cows and goats, all new to the land. In Mexico, flan is always crust-less; ubiquitous on restaurant menus, whether high-end or family businesses, it has remained popular since colonial times ... click on title for more