29 November 2019

Chocolate brownie muffins ( brownies /muffins de chocolate)

I had several recipes ready but it took me some time  start the posts, honestly it's hard  think what to talk about, maybe from here? of the current situation, of sorrows and distress, or  about Christmas that is so close and I love Christmas?

Although I am not normally depressed, it is hard to keep the spirit when you watch the news, when there are fires, looting and other things, how did this come about? I dont know.

Apart from praying, reading and baking (catharsis) I try to think about Christmas. Even in the most difficult times people celebrate Christmas, and I believe in God and the birth of Jesus, so I will try to take care of the Christmas spirit.

Well, apart from continuing to make jams (apricots are maturing) and I don't like to bury the fruit so that's what I'm in.
This recipe for "Brownie muffins" has the best of everything, it is a muffin with the taste of a brownie.

Thank you all for your mails, love and concern, hugs and  kisses to all !

Source :  Pretty, simple sweet 

Chocolate brownie muffins


4 oz /115 grams bittersweet chocolate (coarsely chopped)
1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter cut into small pieces
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
pinch of salt
3 large eggs
1/2 cup granulated sugar


Preheat oven to 350 °/180°c . Line 12 muffins cups with liners, Set aside.
To make the brownies 
In a medium heatproof bowl, place chocolate and butter. Heat mixture in the microwave in 20 seconds intervals, stirring between each interval until melted. Alternatively, you can set the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, stirring occasionally.
In a small bowl sift flour, cocoa powder and salt. Set aside.

Using a mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whisk eggs and sugar on high speed until thick and pale, about 4 minutes.Reduce speed to low and slowly add in chocolate mixture. Stop the mixer. Add flour mixture and fold using a rubber spatula just until combined.Do not overmix.

Divide batter between liners, filling them about 3/4 full.
Bake for 13 to 16 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the muffins comes out with moist crumbs and not dry. Be careful not to overbake as this will make the brownies dry. Let cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan. Allow muffins to cool completely on a wire rack.

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A dove made a nest in my plants :)

Brownie-muffins de chocolate

8 November 2019

Pears and strawberry Crumble (Crumble de peras , almendras, coco y frutillas)

If you ask me right now  which season I like best, I would say it is autumn so far. 
Sincerely at this time I would be happy to be in Autumn and winter will come.

But we are at the end of spring and starting with a very hot summer ,  and   with all the problems we are living here  in our  country now   is very hard.
(Many fights here in many sites that is worry me)
You can go out one day and you do not know if there will be subway or buses.

 Or maybe you have an appointment with the kinesiologist and nobody tells you that he left earlier or that date was suspended, anyway.
And when you ask why happens this, all say but you know the times we are living. Im not agree with it.

In the middle of this I try to keep doing things like baking, reading and pray (like always reading is my my joy) And  I pray a lot by different reasons.
Please pray   for for our country  we need it.

 I made my first strawberry jam and I hope to make apricots jam soon.
And I  made this crumble a few weeks ago (time goes  very fast) and was delicious, pears and strawberries. 
If you like you  can do  with other fruit blends.(apples, raspberries, blueberries )

About these little roses, one day I went to downton and in the middle of chaos someone sell these little roses. I bring them to home, many times I didn't see these little roses.
My chilean grandmom always had these little roses.

Note: And thanks for be there always , many of you mail me.
And thanks by that, Hugs and love for all !!

Source  : Food to love (magazine)

Pears and strawberry crumble


5 pears peeled, cored, sliced
1/3 cup water
2  tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


2/3 cup plain flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
90 grams chopped butter
1/2 cup chopped waltnuts
1/2 cup dessicated coconut


Preheat oven to 180°c  (350 °F)

In a saucepan, combine pears, water sugar and vanilla .
Stir over a low heat until sugar dissolves. Simmer uncovered for 4 to 5 minutrd until pears soften slightly. Remove from heat and mix berries through.

Crumble :
Sift flour into a medium bowl . Stir in sugar. Using yours fingertips, rub in butter until mixture resembles breadscrumbs. Stir nuts and coconut through.
Spoon fruit mixture into a 6 cups ceramic  baking dish kike this or other.

Sprinkle crumble mixture over.
Bake for 20 - 25 minutes until crumble is crip and golden. Serve with cream or ice cream

more roses

Crumble de peras, almendras, coco y frutillas

20 October 2019

Asparagus and brie quiche (Quiche de esparragos y queso Brie)

 Some times  people tell me     I make  many sweet recipes  but  I love many savory  things, I love quiches, pizzas, chicken, stews and soups! 
I love salads too!
Only sometimes happens I can't  take pictures  to all I make (especially the last time) because  you need time to take good pictures.
You know this year has been especially difficult for me.
Still sometimes is difficult use my right arm but I feel better.

Well, I made this quiche with Brie cheese a long time ago and I found the photos. 
And the crust is so good  with toasted sesame seeds.
Quiches can be eaten year-round and can be made vegetarian or with some protein (such as chicken or fish)

And some pictures of here!

Source: Half baked harvest recipes


1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoon cold grated butter
3 tablespoons sesame  seeds


6 large eggs 
1 cup whole milk
1/2 cup plain  green yogurt
2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
2 tablespoons  chopped fresh basil
1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes
salt and black pepper
1 bunch asparagus ends trimmed
4 ounces brie cut into 6-8 wedges
1 tablespoon honey


Grease a 9 inch tart (22 cm) tart pan or pie plate with butter, place the pan onto a baking sheet.

To make the crust, in a mixing bowl, combine the flour, sesame 
seeds and salt. Add the butter and toss with the flour.
Add the 1/3 cup ice cold water and mix until just combined, adding more water as needed until the dough forms a ball. 
Roll the dough into a large circle about 1/4 inch thick. Fit the pie crust into the prepared plate. Cover and transfer to the freezer to chill for 20 minutes or 1 hour in the fridge.

Preheat the oven to 180 °c (365 ° F ) 
Remove the crust from the freezer. Line the crust with parchment paper and fill with beans or rice. Transfer to the pven and bake until crust is set, 15 minutes. Remove from oven and reduce the temp to 162 °C (325 °F)

Meanwhile in a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk yogurt, thyme,  basil, crushed red pepper and a pinch of salt and pepper.

Cut 2/3 the asparagus into 1 inch pieces. Arrangue in the bottom of the sesame crust, reserve the remaining asparagus for the top of the quiche.
 Add the brie and drizzle with honey. Pour the filling into the pie crust, wiggling the pan around to help evenly distribute the ingredients.
 Arrange the remaining asparagus stems on top.

Transfer to the oven and bake 50 minutes or until the eggs are set in the center. Let cool 10 minutes before serving. Serve topped with some herbs.

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Quiche de esparragos y queso brie

11 October 2019

Orange poppy seed yogurt loaf (cake de semillas de amapola y jugo de naranja)

Those who visited me a while ago and really  know me  sure you have noticed  I love poppy seeds and  love  when I try a recipe with them. 
I think the first thing I tried was a  birthday cake with poppy seeds but really everything, the muffins, desserts, cakes and tarts are delicious.
I'm still trying to catch up with all the recipes I have pending.
Well little by little. At least my mood is better. (There are days that make me very sad I don't know why)

Well going to the recipe is an orange cake with poppy seeds and Greek yogurt: I love it

 Seasons and Suppers  (a wonderful  blog from Canada) I really love Jennifer's recipes.

 I added some pictures from home only because I love how is the gardens with all the flowers (orange blossoms) and ton of roses. I love roses!

Orange blossoms

Orange poppy seed yogurt Loaf


Orange loaf
2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 tsp fine salt
2 tablespoon orange zest
1  cup white sugar
2 large eggs at room temperature
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp vinilla extract
3/4 cup plain greek yogurt
4 tablespoon  orange juice fresly squeezed
1 tablespoon poppy seeds

For brushing after baking
3 tablespoon orange juice

3/4 cup icing  /confectioners sugar
1 tablespoon greek yogurt
1 tablespoon orange juice 
pinch salt


Preheat oven to  180° C (350 F).
Grease  a loaf pan (20 x 10 cm)  or 8 x 4 inch  and line with parchment paper, leaving an overhang of paper over the long sides. Set aside.

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

In a large bowl with an electric mixer or the bowl  of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the sugar an orange zest.
Mix together on low speed for about 1 minute, until sugar becomes slightly moistened with the orange zest.

Add the eggs, one at a time,  beating well after each addition.
Add the oil and vanilla and mix to combine.
Add the flour mixture first, then all the yogurt, and then the remaining flour. Add the orange juice and poppy seeds and mix to combine.
Spoon batter into the prepared loaf pan and smooth top.
Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes or until a tester inserted in the centre comes out clean.
Remove loaf pan to a cooling rack.
Using a long skewer poke holes into the loaf then brush the top with the orange juice  (about 3 tablespoon).
Let loaf sit in pan for 15 minutes then run aknife around the outside and remove the loaf to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Once cooled prepare the glaze combining the ingredients and mixing until smooth. If necessary add a bit more icing sugar or
orange juice to thicken or thin the glaze as you need.
Spoon glaze over cooled loaf and let stand until it sets.

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First roses

Cake de semillas de amapola y naranja 

Flores de azahar

29 September 2019

Cherry almond Bundt Cake (Bundt cake de cerezas y almendras)

Here we go again, Hi to all !!
I'm a little embarrassed to say that I was sick with a terrible cold and bronchitis,  finally after taking antibiotics (I didn't want to)Im better.
I don't want to bore anyone, but it was. A week I hardly knew about me.
But here I am and I made one of my favorites cakes : A cherry almond bundt cake . It doesn't cost me so much even though my arm still hurts to beat.
I also recommend this recipe cause I love Bundt cakes :) 
This cherry almond bundt cake  is a traditional pound cake filled with cherry pie filling  with a cream cheese glaze.

Thank you for the greetings and love and those who ask how I am, I appreciate it very much! Hugs for all!!

 Source : Beyond Frosting


1 1/3 cups unsalted batter at room temperature
2 cups granulated sugar
5 large eggs at room temperature
3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt
1 cup milk at room temperature
2 teaspoons almond extract
1 can cherry pie filling 
or 400 grams frozen cherries 

For the glaze

130 grams  (4 ounces) cream cheese softened
1 cup powdered sugar
 5 teaspoons heavy cream
1 medium orange (the juice) 
pinch of salt

Preheat the oven to 180°c  (325 ° F)

Prepare a greased and floures bundt pan. Do not skip this step.

Cream the butter until smooth and then beat in sugar and continue beating it until it's light and fluffyor for about 5 minutes.
Slowly add the eggs one at a time and make sure each one is well mixed beforeadding the next. Add the almond extract and beat until mixed.

In a separate bowl, sift the flour first and then measure out 3 cups.Then add the baking powder and salt.
Next add half of the dry ingredients and tyen half of the milk, beating just until the flour is partially combined.
Then add the second half od the dry ingredients followed by the remaining milk. Continue to beat until all ingredients are well combined.

Strain the cherry Pie filling through  a fine sieve to extract  the cherries form the juice.

If you use frozen cherries put  them in a medium pan, add 2 tablespoons of sugar and 2 tablespoons of water, stir, and add one tablespoons of cornstarch and stir well until will be thick (like a  jam)

Pour about 1/3 of the batter into the bottom of the pan.
Spoon 1/3 of the cherries into the batter spreading evenly.
Repeat these steps 2 more times  so that the cherries are layered.
Bake at 325 ° (180° c) for about 60 minutes. Check to see if your cake is done by inserting a toothpick  into the middle. If it comes out clean your cake is done.
Baking times may vary by oven.

After 15 minutes of cooling gently run a knife around the edges of your bundt to help release it from  the edge before flipping.
Invert the cake onto a plate and allow it cool  for about 2 hours.

For the glaze

Soften cream cheese in the microwave for 20 to 30 seconds , removing the wrapper first.
It should be soft but not melted.
In a medium bowl combine the cream cheese with the powdered sugar and continue to stir.
Add the cream one steaspoon at a time until the glaze reaches  the desired thickness.

It should drip of the spoon. While you are adding the heavy cream, also add the orange juice and the pinch of salt.
Once the glaze is nice and smooth, drizzle it over the cake. 

After glaze the cake you can sprinkle some sliced almonds over the cake.

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Bundt cake de cerezas y almendras

4 September 2019

Apple ginger mini pies (mini pies de jengibre y canela)

Although I love autumn and winter very much, I am always surprised by the first signs of Spring.
Here spring begins on September 21, more than ever the flowers of the trees are like a miracle. 

We have had a bad winter, very icy and without rain and this is the worst, the planet really has a problem of climate change in that the seasons are no longer the same. 
What will happen to the apricots, peaches and others? Only we have to wait . 

In the old times the people of the countryside lived in seasonal changes, the summers, and then the autumn in which the nature rests and then the winter in which we need the rain, and all begin again.
But just now nothing is sure.
Oh well, I made these  apple mini pies.
I love apples and especially apple pie!

Source : dough from my recipes notebook

            Apple filling : Weith watchers.com

Apple ginger mini pies


2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
8 tablespoons unsalted ice butter 
or 3/4 cup ice butter
4 or 5 tablespoons of ice water


8 medium peeled fuji apples  cored and cut in chunks
(you can use others apples you like,  Granny Smith or others)
2 teaspoon ginger grated
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
5 tablespoon all purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
2 yolks with some milk to brush


Combine2 1/2 cups flour, sugar, salt and grated lemon  in bowl. Cut butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in enough water with fork just until flour is moistened,
(If you think it is necessary  add a little more cold water,but the dough would  be still  crumbly )

 Divide dough in half shape each half into ball of dough in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
Roll the pie crusts on a lightly floured surface. Using a 3,5 inch  cookie or a cup. cut out 12 circles deom the pie crusts, Roll any scrap pieces as needed to cut out the circles.

Place each circle of pie in each cavity of some tart or muffins pan . Gently press the dough down and around the sides, making sure the dough fits in each cavity of muffin pan. Transfer the pan and leftover crust to the refrigerator while you make the filling.


In a large mixing bowl combine apples, ginger, cinnamon,  lemon juice,sugar and flour .

Remove the pan from the refrigerator and evenly distribute the apple filling between all of the cavities (about 2-3 tablespoons per mini pie)
Preheat oven to |180°c (350° F)
Remove the extra pie dough from the refrigerator cut the strips or others tops of pies and place them on top.
Gently press ends of the dough strips onto the ring of the ramekin.

Mix yolks and some milk and lightly brush dough .
Bake until dough is golden brown and fruit is bubbling end just tender, Bake about 30 miutes,

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Spring is almost here

Peach tree

Apricots tree

Mini pies de manzana y  jengibre

12 August 2019

Tomato cherry and herb puff tarts (Tartas de tomate cherry y albahaca en masa de hoja)

Finally I am here to finish  the post of these Tomato cherry and basil little tarts.
This month has been crazy and sometimes a mess  with my appointments to the kinesiologist and everything else, Im going three times a week.
But the truth is never very quiet around here.

This recipe is vegetarian and we all loved it, the good thing is with puff pastry and they are made fast, you can vary the fillings but I had the tomatoes because suddenly I crave a recipe and so it was with this one.

I made this recipe in these smaller rectangular molds but it can be done in round or one long one, that is the one you have on hand or you like more.

Take advantage that in many places it is still summer and you can get beautiful tomatoes and basil. In any case, here in Chile, cherry tomatoes are usually found year-round.
Love and hugs for everyone.
Thanks for coming.

Source:  Delicious magazine UK


250 grams cherry tomatoes 
Olive oil to drizzle
375 grams ready rolled puff pastry
6 tablespoon cream cheese
1 tablespoon greek yogurt
3 free range egg yolks
40 grams parmesan cheese
finely grated
1 tablespoon fresh chives 
handful fresh basil leaves 


Heat the oven 180°c (350 °F)  Put the cherry tomatoes on a baking tray drizzle with a little oil and season. Roast for 20 minutes until softened and turning sticky.

Meanwhile unroll the pastry,  Cut into 5 rectangles  and transfer to a baking sheet.
Lightly score a border 1 cm from the edge of each rectangle and prick the middles with a fork.

Bake for 8 minutes until puffed up and just starting to turn golden.
Press the centres of the rectangles  down with yours fingers, leaving the border raised higher.

Meanwhile in a small mixing bowl mix the cream cheese, 2 egg yolk, the cream, parmesan and chives, season and divide among the tarts.
Top with the tomatoes then lightly beat the other yolk and brush over the pastry borders.

Bake for 10-12 minutes until the pastry is puffed and golden. Serve drizzled with oil and scattered with fresh basil leaves.

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Tartas de tomates cherry y albahaca