Pineapple Bars – Old-Fashioned Sweet Treats

Pineapple Bars – Old-Fashioned Sweet Treats

Sometimes living in Canada means having limited access to Mexican sweet treats, but during the current state of emergency, making them at home might be the only way to satiate a craving. By using fresh ingredients and homemade jam, these pineapple bars provide a close match to the "barritas" I remember from my childhood … click on title for more

Manchamanteles – A Festive Medley of Flavours and Colours

Manchamanteles – A Festive Medley of Flavours and Colours

Manchamanteles is an elaborate dish with a mole-style sauce; its deep tone inspired its name, literally “tablecloth stainer.” I wanted to prepare this flavourful dish with chicken, but offer a meatless option to my vegetarian daughter, and improve the visual appeal at the table … click here for more

Chocoflan – Impossible Cake?

Chocoflan – Impossible Cake?

Chocoflan is a delightful dessert for which a layer of goat’s milk caramel (cajeta) is poured at the bottom of a baking pan, followed by chocolate cake batter, and topped with Mexican custard (flan) mix; it has also been named pastel imposible - Impossible Cake because, after baking, the cake layer “magically” appears at the top, so when the cake is turned upside–down onto a serving plate, the beautiful flan sits on top of the cake, all covered with delicious cajeta … click on title for more