I have adapted the following recipe to use sweetened shredded coconut; if shredding and drying from fresh coconuts, or if using unsweetened shredded coconut, simply double the amount of water and sugar … click on title for more
Nieve means snow, and garrafa is the Spanish word for a tall container, used primarily to hold liquids, but in this context, it is the name given to the metal tubs where a sorbet base (liquid) is first poured; this garrafa snuggly sits in a wooden barrel with salty ice to freeze the liquid … click on title for more
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
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!
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