Dessert

Cajeta: Make it at Home

For years, I’ve managed to turn every Mexican vacation into a working trip. As soon as I touch Mexican soil, I set up interviews, plan research tours, library searches, cooking adventures, all the while trying to tweet and instagram. And facebook, pinterest and blog too… My appetite expands outrageously as if giving me a chance…

Juju’s Birthday Cake

Juju’s Birthday Cake Print Recipe 10 to 12 non-hungry people Pastel de chocolate de Juju Ingredients For the cake: 1 cup water 2/3 cup cocoa 1/2 cup unsalted butter 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 3/4 cups sugar Pinch of salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 cup sour cream 2 large eggs…

NBC Today Show: Mexican Cookies

I had such a nice time personalizing the Scribble cookies for the Today Show crew, rolling out the Anise Seed Ropes, and making the gooey dough for the Piggies with Al Roker on the Today Show. Here is a clip of the cooking segment, where we made the three different cookie recipes: the playful Piloncillo Piggies,…

Going Nuts and Bananas for Capirotada

Sliced bread brushed with melted butter, toasted until golden, layered with handfuls of nuts and dried fruits, drenched in piloncillo syrup, topped with crumbled salty cheese and baked until it all comes together…. Once out of the oven, it tastes like a cross between French toast and bread pudding. Crisp-on-the-top and moist-in-the-center, every spoonful a delightful mess.