17 July 2021

Lemon blueberry tart (Tarta de arandanos congelados o naturales)


And here we go again with another recipe.

It is impressive how the days and months go by. Winter has finally arrived with everything it belongs to, cold, frost I would like it to rain but it has rained  only a little. 

So it is while I know that in the northern hemisphere they die of heat. Tremendous.

Hope all of you are OK!

For weeks I wanted to make something like this blueberry tart and lemon is a plus in this recipe.

It is not complicated and I have tried to be as clear as possible.

Anyway, you already know that you can ask me anything.

I hope everyone is well, enjoy the summer there and we enjoy our winter.

Finally , life is one cycle after another.

A hug and thanks to all who come, all of you always warm  my heart!


PD : This tart lasted only one day here !

Adapted from : Sally baking Addiction

Recipe Lemon blueberry tart

Blueberry sauce


2  cups  fresh or frozen blueberries

1  1/2  teaspoon cornstarch

2 teaspoons lemon juice

2 tablespoons of granulated sugar

Shortbread crust

1/2 cup (115 grams) unsalted butter (melted)

1/4 cup (50 grams) granulated sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 cups  all purpose flour

Filling cream

1 can full fat sweetened condensed milk 

(14 ounces weight)

6 tablespoons lemon juice

1 teaspoon lemon zest

2 egg yolks


Blueberry sauce: 

Mix the cornstarch and lemon juice together in a small bowl until the cornstarch has dissolved. Set aside. Warme the blueberries and sugar together in a small  saucepan over medium heat.

Stir occasionally for 3 minutes.

Stir in the cornstarch mxture. Cook for 2 more minutes as the sauce thickenes, stirring and mashing the blueberries only a little.

Remove sauce from heat and set aside at room temperature.


Preheat oven to 180°c  (350°F)

Mix the melted butter, sugar, vanilla extract and  salt together in a medium bowl. Add the flour and stir to completely combine.

The dough wil be a littele greasy and very thick. Using a rubber spatula or your hans  press dough firmily intoa 9 inch tart pan ( 23 to 24 cm) making sure the layer of crust is even on the bottom and all around the sides. 
you can use the bottom of a measuring cup to pack the crust in too.

Bake for 15 minutes or until the edges are very ligtly browned. Remove from the oven  using a fork  poke a few holesall over the top of the warm crust. This helps the filling stick.


Whisk all of the filling ingredients together until combined. Pour into warm crust.

 Stir up the blueberry sauce because it has likely thickened. It can still be warm when you use in this step.

Drop spoonfuls of blueberry sauce all over the top ( As in the image below ) using about half of the sauce.

Using a toothpick or knife, gently swirl the sauce and filling together.

Shimmy the pan back and forth 2-3 times to let the sauce and filling settle down into the crust a bit.

Bake for 17-19 minutes just until the center of the tart no longer jiggles when you give the pan a light tap. It will be a little sticky on top.

Remove the tart from oven and place on a cooling rack. Cool completely at room temperature  and then chill in the refrigerator uncovered for at least 2 hours and up to 1 day.

After chilling remove the sides of the pan if your pan has removable sides.

Slice and serve with optional garnishes including blueberry sauce .

Cover leftovers tightly and refrigerate.

Print recipe here

(Picture from Sally baking Addiction)

Tarta de arandanos  y limon (congelados o naturales)


salsa de arandanos

1 1/2  cucharadita de maicena

2 cucharaditas de jugo de limon

2 tazas de arandanos frescos o congelados

2 cucharadas de azucar

Masa de la tarta

1/2 taza de mantequilla (115 g) derretida

1/4 taza de azucar granulada (50g)

1 cucharadita de extracto de vainilla

1/4 cucharadita de sal

2 tazas de harina sin polvos de hornear


1 lata de leche condensada con azucar

6 cucharadas de jugo de limon

1 cucharadita de ralladura de limon

2 yemas 


18 June 2021

Chocolate orange Madeleines recipe (Magdalenas de naranja y chocolate)


And here we go again, winter begin here  and   on the northern hemisphere the summer , just take care, I heard that you will walk without a mask, I do not know, what I have learned that this  virus sometimes comes and goes.

In any case, we are still in quarantine here.

Today's recipe is orange and chocolate madeleines.

What can I say? My mom loved  madeleines

She told me that my Spanish grandmother always had madeleines  and scones there in Punta Arenas (very south of Chile) for tea time.

Finally our recipes and our kitchen is a compendium of our mothers and grandmothers and that is why we enjoy these recipes.

My granny  was married with a lovely English man so she received visits from many English ladies.

A hug to all who comes here and thanks!

Source : Panpepato senza pepe (Original in italian)

Oranges from my yard

Tea time

Chocolate orange madeleines recipe


3/4 cup sugar

2 eggs

3 tablespoons salted butter

(room temperature)

1 cup flour all purpose

2 tablespoon  organic orange zest

1 tablespoon orange juice

1 bar of dark chocolate 


Preheat oven to 180° C  (375°F)

Generously grease each madeline mold with butter.

Whisk eggs, sugar and butter  together until fluffy and creamy.

Add flour and orange zest and orange juice and mix until just  combined 

Divide batter  between pans or molds and bake for 10 to 12 minutes

Invert pan and let the madeleines  cool for 5 minutes

While madeleines are cooling melt chocolate  being very careful not to burn .

Once the madeleines are cold dip them head first into chocolate.

Place the dipped madeleine on a plate  covered in wax paper and let chocolate harden by 10 minutes in fridge.

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Pans you can buy in ebay or Amazon 

Magdalenas de naranja y chocolate


Si bien hay moldes especiales para magdalenas en E bay  se puede usar moldes de muffins.

Los mejores y no tan caros son los de Ebay. Mercado Libre muy caro. Por ejemplo este de silicona es muy bueno y salia como 12.000 lo digo porque si alguien quiere comprar.

Y a veces el envio es barato o gratis.

Los moldes duran casi para siempre.


3/4 taza de azucar

2 huevos

3 cucharadas de mantequilla temperatura ambiente

1 taza de harina sin polvos de hornear

2 cucharadas ralladura de naranja

1 cucharada de jugo de naranja natural

1 barra de chocolate amargo 60% cacao


Precalentar el hono a 180° c  (375° F)

Enmantequillar los moldes de magdalena o de muffins   y enharinar un poco para  cuando se agregue la masa el molde este listo.

En un bol batir los huevos,azucar y mantequilla hasta que la mezcla este liviana y cremosa, lo hago con una cuchara de palo.

Suavemente agregar la harina, la ralladura de naranja y el jugo de naranja, hasta que este bien mezclado.

Repartir con una cuchara la mezcla entre los moldes de magdalena que estan enmantequillados.

Llevar a horno y  hornear por unos 10 a 12 minutos, ver si estan dorados y secas estan listas. Se cocinan rápido.

Dejar enfriar las magdalenas unos 5 minutos y retirar suavemente con la punta de un cuchillo.

Mientras las magadalenas se enfrian derretir a fuego muy suave o en microondas, si es en microondas debe ser cada 15 segundo e ir probando debe estar cremoso y no recalentar.

Despues ir pasando las magdalenas por el chocolate, solo la punta y dejar en un plato para que se sequen.

Despues llevar al refrigerador por unos 10 minutos para que se enfrie el chocolate y estaran listas.

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28 May 2021

Lemon bundt Cake with almonds flakes (Bundt cake al imone e lamelle di Mandorle)


I'm here again to share a recipe  and say hello to all  who coming here.

It makes my heart happy when I can finally post a new recipe.

News from here: we are still in quarantine. 

But I already try to live with it badly, I only go out once a week from home.

We are already in the middle of Autumn and very close to Winter.

Winter is here ... and love it

This wonderful recipe because many of you know I love lemons, is a lemon bundt cake with a glaze and sliced almonds.

For any day, for any time or season, a cake is always delicious with a cup of tea or coffee.

A lots of  hugs and love to all who comes  here and read my recipes. Thank you

Source: In cucina con Patty

(For my italian friends you can see the recipe here in Italiano)

Ingredients for Bundt cake

125 grams of butter

250 grams of granulated sugar

4 eggs at room temperature

400 grams of white flour (all purpose flour)

a pinch of salt

2 organic lemons juice and grated zest

2 teaspoons of baking powder

Ingredients for the glaze

250 grams of icing sugar

100 ml of lemon juice

1 tablespoon of honey

For the topping

Almonds flakes or in slices


In a bow of a stand  mixer put the  soft butter (or in a large bowl with electric hand mixer) beat until creamy on medium speed about one minute.

On medium low speed   add the sugar until to obtain a soft mixture.

Add the 4 eggs one at a time adding  the next one only when the previous one has been absorbed.

Combine the grated zest of the two lemons and their juice and the flour sifted with a pinch of salt and the baking powder.

Mix until just combined and a smooth batter forms. Do not overmix. With a rubber spatula give the batter one good final stir to make sure that everything is well incorporated. 

Preheat the oven to 180°c / 350° F

Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and smooth the top.

Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until the center of the cake springs back when lightly touched and a wooden skewer inserted between the pan and sides comes out clean.

Transfer the pan to a wire rack and cool sligthly. Meanwhile make the glaze.

For the Glaze

In a bowl  put the icing sugar with the 100 ml of lemon juice and the spoon of honey.

Mix well.

Once cooked and cold, decorate with the glaze and almonds flakes.

Print recipe here

Cake de limon y almendras laminadas


125 gramos de mantequilla (temperatura ambiente)

250 gramos azucar granulada

4 huevos temperatura ambiente

400 gramos harina blanca sin polvos de hornear

1 pizca de sal

2 limones su jugo y ralladura (si son organicos mejor )

2 cucharaditas polvos de hornear


250 gramos de azucar flor oen polvo

100 ml de jugo de limon

1 cucharada de miel

almendras en laminas para decorar

10 May 2021

Pomegranate seeds cake (Cake con granadas)


I thought about publishing this post on Mother's Day which was yesterday but it was impossible .

Sometimes it happens, we want to do more things than we have time.

And I notice that I get more tired. 

First, here in the house you always have to do and perhaps this pandemic exhausts us all.

We have been around for more than a year. In any case I try to keep the spirit.

Going to ourrecipe, you already know that  always take advantage of the fruits of the season and also others, this time it is the pomegranates, I  find them all so beautiful, the color, the flavor and how well they are in the recipes.

I had some pomegranates and also a neighbor gave me one the other day and finally Gerardo (hubby) says:

 Guess what I brought you and they were lovely pomegranates, someones were small but precious.

 Sometimes I  freeze someones to have at Christmas because there are many Christmas desserts with pomegranates.

I have to say that this cake lasted only one day, I don't know why everyone loved it.

Source : Five Heart Home


1 1/2  cup pomegranate seeds (fresh or frozen)

2 cups all purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

6 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1/2 cup buttermilk or greek yogurt

1 teaspoon almond extract

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon sparkling sugar for topping


Place the pomegranate seeds on a paper towel lined plate to remove some of the moisture and set aside.

Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 350°F  (180°c).

Butter a deep dish pie plate.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt, set aside.

In a large bowl using and electric mixer blend the butter until creamy. Add the sugar and beat on medium high speed for a couple of minutes until be light and fluffy.

Turn down the mixer and slowly blend the eggs , buttermilk and extracts. With the mixer on low gradually mix in the flour mixture until just combined.

Scrape the batter into the prepared pie plate and smooth the top.

Sprinkle the pomegranate seeds on top of the batter, about 3/4 cup of your seeds) and let someones to serve with the wedges. 

Bake for 10 minutes at 180° c (350°F)  and then reduce the temperature to 160°c (325°F) and continue baking for 40 minutes or until cake test done with a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake.

Place the pie plate on a rack and allow to cool.

Add some pomegranate seeds and slice into wedges and serve with Ice cream if you like or perfectly plain.

You can sparkling some sugar for topping.

print recipe here

Cake con granadas

If you search in internet  I found  some countries  have freeze pomegranates seeds

1 May 2021

Yoghurt Cream Dessert with poached quinces ( Crema de yogurt con compota de membrillos


I know  in many sites (northern hemisphere) they are already in Spring, we have had a strange Autumn, some days with heat and others with ice, but the days are darkening faster.

Today I had to go out and it had been a year since I went to Santiago (I only went out nearby) I found that people are hysterical and out of their minds, they honked the horn, yelled at you and passed at full speed. Quarantine is not easy but I do not justify walking like crazy ... anyway.

This dessert is like a panacotta (with Greek yogurt)  very delicious without cream and with a compote of quinces that are made separately. 
It can also be done with other fruit.
(Like pears o apples)
I like quince and sometimes people don't get enough of it.
Many people cook quinces (I love the juice) but here we have some spices . Is a Turkey recipe!
Take care you all

Source : Delicious .com.au  and   Giver recipe.com

Spices Quinces


3/4 cup sugar

3 cups water

3 quince fruit

1 hibiscus tea bag (for coloring) optative

zest of one orange

3 star anise

2 cinnamon sticks


Boil water and sugar in a pot until sugar dissolves.

Halve the quinces, dont remove the seeds, they help the color and give a consistency to the syrup because they have a natural pectin.

Place the halved quinces in the pot.

Add the hibiscus tea bag, orange zest, cinnamon sticks and star anise on the quinces.

Cook them covered until the quinces are tender but not mushy (about 40 minutes)

Transfer to a serving dish and let them cool completely.

Let them in the fridge before serving with the yogurt cream.

Yoghurt cream with cinnamon powder

Yoghurt Cream to serve with poached quinces


1 1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
200 grams caster sugar
 unflavored gelatine  (2 envelopes =14 grams)
or 3 gelatine leaves

800 grams thick greek style yoghurt
Ground cinnamon to dust

(poached quinces to serve)


Place the milk, vanilla extract  and 200 grams of sugar in a saucepan over low heat.
Cook stirring until sugar dissolves.

Soak the gelatine in 3/4 cup of water. stir and add to milk mixture, stirring to dissolve, then remove from heat and cool slightly . Pour into a bowl and chill for about 5 hours until firm.

Dust the yoghurt cream with cinnamon and serve  with poached quinces.

Print recipe here

 Crema de Yogurt con compota de membrillos

17 April 2021

Fig frangipane Tart ( Tartas de higos y almendras)


Here we are again with a  new recipe for the end of the summer season, fig and almond tarts, we love figs and  a friend who lives nearby gave us someones, the problem is everybody love figs here and I hide someones and yesterday I made these tarts.

Like many recipes I make, this is a compendium of several I was seeing ,  always I try to simplify recipes.

Because not all people make recipes like this  all the time.

For the same reason, if you want make this recipe, you can use a single large pan, although I wanted to do it in individual portions

You can use the same  recipe, not problem.

Hope you really enjoy this  recipe and take care, you know, we live difficult times !

hugs for all


Source :  Spatula dessert - Yotam Ottolenghi "Sweet"

Fig frangipane Tarts  (tartas de higos y almendras)


For the Pate Sablee

90 grams icing sugar

240 all purpose flour

30 grams almond flour (or grinded almonds)

pinch of salt

110 grams cold unsalted butter 

1 egg

For the frangipane filling

70 grams  butter room temperature

70 grams granulated sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract or almond extract

70 grams almond flour

30 grams all purpose flour

pinch of salt

4 or 5 figs cut into half


Sift together dry ingredient, flour, icing sugar, almond flour and salt.

Add cold butter and rub the mixture between yours hands until it becomes a sand like consistency. They will take around a minute or two.

Add egg into the mixture and mix with your hands just until the dough comes together.

Knead with the palm of your hand for a minute or two  just until the dough becomes smooth. Form a disk and cover the dough in plastic wrap.

Let it rest in the fridge for 1 hour. You can leave it resting in the fridge over night if you like.

After the dough rested  roll out into about  2mm thickness .

(You can roll between too two parchment paper ) 

Place again the dough in to the frideg by 30 minutes between the parchmente paper.

Take the dough out from the fridge and cut 6 circles - this will be the bottom of the tart crust.

Put this in the pans you will use.

I used ceramic molds but you can use any type you have.

Place the  pans or molds in a tray and put in the fridge by 1 hour.

Prehheat oven to 160° c  (320 °F

After this time take pans and put into the oven.

(bake about 10 minutes)

For the frangipane cream

Prepare frangipane cream (almond cream) creaming butter to room temperature and ad sugar until fluffy then add the eggs and vanilla extract, finally folding in flour, almond and salt.

Will be like a soft cream.

After baking the tarts remove from oven  and spread or pipe almond cream on each of the tarts (aprox. 1/2)

Place half a fig into echa tart if they are too big trim them to according to the size of the baking tin you use. Try to place the fig halves in the middle of the tarts.

Put the tarts back of the ovn and bak about 10 to 15 minutes.(or until they will be little golden)

Take tarts out and let them cool by a while.

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Sure autumn is here just now!

Por fin se ve como otoño

Tartas de higos y almendras

Indeed dogs love all season !

Los perros disfrutan todo el tiempo

Ingredientes masa

90 grams azucar flor o impalpable

240 gramos harina sin polvos de hornear

30 gramos harina de almendras (o almendras molidas sin piel)

pizca de sal

110 gramos mantequilla bien fria

1 huevo

Ingredientes crema de almendras

70 gramos mantequilla a temperatura ambiente

70 gramos azucar granulada

2 huevos

1 cucharadita extracto de vainilla o de almendras

70 gramos harina almendras (o almendras molidas)

30 gramos harina sin polvos de hornear

pizca de sal

4 o 5 higos cortados a la mitad