Blog

CARAMEL!

A caramel is just the combination of water and sugar… but…

There are two techniques to prepare caramel… let see them

  1. Sugar plus water:
  • This¬†technique¬†is¬†based¬†on¬†place¬†the¬†sugar¬†in¬†a¬†casserole,¬†covering¬†it¬†just¬†with¬†water¬†Lead¬†to¬†the¬†fire¬†and¬†stir¬†just¬†until the¬†sugar¬†dissolves.
  • Once the sugar is dissolved, stop stirring, otherwise the caramel crystallizes.¬†
    Let the sugar boil with the water until the edges begin to take a darker color.
  • It is recommended to use immediately as it crystallizes quickly.

   Resultado de imagen para caramelo

    2. Just sugar:

  • This technique is to prepare dry caramel, using only sugar.
  • Pour half of the sugar into the casserole.¬†
  • By not adding water it can be stirred continuously.¬†
  • Take to the fire and stir the sugar to distribute the heat well and the caramel is even.
  • Once the caramel is done, the other part of sugar is added and the same is done in the same way until the point is reached.¬†
  • It should be removed from the fire immediately so that it does not continue cooking.

Imagen relacionada

Anuncios

Turr√≥n… a little bit about it…

¬†‚̧ Nougat and marzipan are two products made from almonds and sugars whose origin dates back centuries ago. It is said that in the Greek period was prepared a pasta composed of nuts, principally almond, and honeys, which was used for the Greek athletes as an energy product to participate in the Olympics.

Resultado de imagen para turron origen

The Arabs were the ones who introduced this sweet, and so it is recognized by the regulating Council of the protected geographical indications of the turrón of Jijona and Alicante. Despite everything, there are different versions about the origin of the nougat.

  • Some people say that the nougat arose after a contest proposed by the Arabs in which it was to seek a nutritious food that was preserved in good condition during a long stay and that was transported easily by their armies.
  • Other people say that the nougat arose thanks to the elaboration by a craftsman of Barcelona, named Turr√≥, who made a food with abundant raw materials of the region that would be an indispensable resource in times of scarcity and famines. (the name of the sweet is because this man, that’s what says this theory).¬†

Resultado de imagen para turron

No matter the origin of this sweet, it is delicious and perfect to prepare a nice dessert…

If you didn’t know it, look for it and taste it.

IT IS DELICIOUS!!!  :9

Enchiladas from Durango… a delicious dish <3

This enchiladas are from the “Camino Real de Tierra Adentro” a road where people started to interchange minerals like silver. It is called “Silver Road” too. Durango is one of the places where the road used to pass. Enchiladas are a very delicious dish, but each state has its own type of enchiladas, it depends on the ingredients the state produce the most.¬†

Lets see the recipe…

10 Guajillo chilis 
1 Tablet of chocolate 
4 slices of toasted bolillo 
salt 
pepper 
Cumin 
Oregano 
1 clove of garlic 
1 tablespoon oil 
Tortillas or dough to prepare them
Cheese 
Onion 
Frying oil 
Cream 
Onion Rings

How to prepare them…

1. Devein and clean dry chilies. 
2. Broil and Soak. 
3. Toast the bread slices. 
4. When the chilies are soft put in the blender with salt, pepper, oregano, cumin and toasted bread and garlic, liquefy until a mix is not very liquid but not thick.

5. Heat the tablespoon of oil, add the sauce by passing it through a sieve, add the chocolate slowly until you get a sweetness you like. 
6. Fry tortillas, drain and fill with cheese and onion, dip with sauce and accompany with cheese, cream and onion rings.

JUST ENJOY! :9

Churros!

The last class I had at bakery, we prepared a delicious churros…

Lets see how to prepare them…you will love them ‚̧¬†

Ingredients:

  • 1 lt vegetable oil¬†
  • 0.24 lt water¬†
  • 0.1125 kg butter¬†
  • 0.15 kg flour¬†
  • 0.05 kg sal¬†
  • 0.18 kg eggs¬†
  • sugar¬†
  • cinnamon

Procedure:

1. Heat the oil to fry. 
2. Heat the water with the butter and mix well. 
3. Add flour and salt at once and mix quickly until a homogeneous dough is created. 
4. Remove from heat and add the eggs one by one and mix well, stirring. 
5. Place the mixture in a pastry sleeve and create the churros directly in the hot oil. 
6. Leave them until they are brown, without burning them. 
7. Remove from oil, drain and add them sugar with cinnamon.

And just enjoy! ūüėÄ

 

German bread…Pizza!!

This german bread is a dough preparation for pizza…

Now you can create your own homemade pizza…¬† ūüėČ

Here I’ll show you the recipe…it’s so easy…

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 kg flour¬†
  • 300 cc agua¬†
  • 300 cc beer¬†
  • 0.02 kg yeast¬†
  • 0.01 kg salt¬†
  • 0.05 kg sugar¬†
  • 0.02 kg improver¬†
  • 0.03 kg milk powder¬†
  • 0.05 kg butter

HOW TO PREPARE IT…

1. Activate the Yeast, just adding a little hot water to the yeast and stir.

2. Mix all the ingredients and let it rise for 12 hours. 

3. Roll out with a roller and shape. 

4. Cover with the sauce you want to and add vegetables or meat and cheese, whatever you want to pizza of. 

5. Bake at 180 ¬į C for 10-15 min. aprox.

ENJOY! :9

Huauzontle souffle

At school (mestizo cuisine) we prepared a recipe with huauzontle, one of my favourite edible plants. 

The huauzontle is an edible plant from Mexico, which is consumed since the pre-Hispanic era.

It was considered along with amaranth as one of the main crops, after maize, beans and chia.

It was given as a tribute to the Aztecs.

Huauzontle souffle…

The soufflé is a light dish baked in a bechamel sauce combined with other ingredients, which incorporate whites of whipped eggs to the point of snow.

Lets see how to prepare it

.

.

.

INGREDIENTS 
50 gr of Manchego cheese 
250gr of huauzontle 
250 ml of hot milk 
40 gr of butter 
30 gr of flour 
2 egg yolks 
3 egg whites 
Salt, pepper, nutmeg 
Ramequines oiled and sprinkled with grated cheese 

How to prepare…

1. In the melted butter fry flour 
2. Add little by little hot milk 
3. Leave to thicken and season with salt, pepper and nutmeg 
4. Cook the huauzontle in boiling water with salt, let it get cold and shell it

5. Add to the white sauce and allow to cool  
6. Add the yolks one by one beating 
7. Preheat oven to 180 gr 
8. Before serving, beat the egg whites to the point of snow and add to the 
Sauce

9. Fill the prepared molds and bake 20 min 
10. Serve immediately

ENJOY!! :9

Rosca de Reyes…

Rosca de Reyes is a traditional bread in Mexico, People prepare and eat it on January 6th when the three kings come to give children some toys…

We have the knowledge that exist two variations of this bread, the first one is the following, I will share the recipe with you

HOPE YOU LIKE IT!

INGREDIENTS:

0.5 kg flour 
0.025 kg yeast 
0.2 kg sugar 
0.1 kg butter 
5 pza eggs 
0.15 l milk 
0.05 kg butter 
0.025 kg sugar 
10 kg red cherries (canned) 
10 kg green cherries (canned) 
0.13 kg candied orange peel 
30×30 container to transport
4 kg figs confit

HOW TO PREPARE IT:

1. Mix all ingredients except fruits. 
2. Allow to ferment for 30 min. 
3. Automatically after that 30 min, put to refrigeration for 15 min. 
4. Cut the fruits into bruniose. 
5. Clarify the butter. 
6. After the time, stretch the dough and varnish with clarified butter and fill with the fruits. (quickly before the dough is hot because it is watered, if necessary put the dough back to the refrigerator)

7. Roll the dough filled already, cut in half (lengthwise) without reaching the other end and braid until the end. 
8. Put both ends together forming a circle and place sugar on top. 
9. Bake at 180 ¬į C for 20 min.

ENJOY IT! :9

Xoconostle candy… <3

Xoconostle is a fruit very common in Mexico, people used to use it to prepare sauce, mole, soup and then some candies…Its flavour is acid but delicious when you mix it with more ingredients…

This recipe, was our exam, I had never prepared it but I really loved it!

I think that now is one of my favourites desserts…here I show you the complete recipe so you can enjoy it too… c:

INGREDIENTS:
1 kg of xoconostles, removed the skin and seeds, and slice 
1 L of water 
2 cups of sugar 
2 cinnamon slices of 10 cm 
100 g of almonds, peeled and filleted 
100 g of white raisins, chopped 
100 g of nuts , chopped 
300 g goat cheese

HOW TO PREPARE IT:

  1. Heat the water with the sugar and cinnamon in a deep pan over medium heat.
  2. When it start boiling add the xoconostle and reduce fire. Cook the fruit, it should be soft but firm.
  3. Remove the xoconostle and cinnamon of the cooking liquid; keep this latest fire until  getting the consistency of a light syrup.
  4. Heat the syrup over medium heat and add the xoconostle, almonds, raisins and nuts; let it boil a little bit, remove from heat.
  5. Cool at room temperature.
  6. Soften cheese with your hands and form small balls of the same size and serve. 

Piloncillo Pigs

One of my favorite recipes is the piloncillo pigs, I love them, I can eat them all day… they are just perfect!! And I already learned how to prepare them at school, I will share the recipe with you! ‚̧

Ingredients:

  • 0.13 kg Piloncillo¬†
  • 0.06 l water
  • 0.09 kg butter¬†
  • 0.07 kg brown sugar¬†
  • 0.1 kg Molasses/ Corn honey
  • 0.4 kg flour¬†
  • 0.012 kg baking powder¬†
  • 0.007 kg salt
  • 0.007 kg aniseed powder¬†
  • 0.06 kg egg

How to prepare them:

  1. Dissolve the Piloncillo in water, until it reduces to 2/3 of cup. 
  2. Once dissolved and warm, add butter, sugar and molasses, stir until well integrated. 
  3.  Make a volcano with flour, baking powder, salt, anise, in the center add egg and the mixture. 
  4. Knead little, put it in a plastic bag and take it to the refrigerator for 40 minutes. 
  5. Stretch the dough with a roller at a height of 1/2 cm and cut pigs using a cookie cutter. 
  6. Bake at 200 ¬į C for approximately 10 min.

They are really delicious.. hope you enjoy them like me!! :9

 

PAN PERDIDO (PAIN PERDU) \(^.^)/

This is a kind of dessert that was prepared at male convents, it is really easy, yo don’t need too much money and believe me, it’s delicious…

I prepared them in my house, because in the school we didn’t have the opportunity to cook… so… here is the recipe ‚̧

INGREDIENTS:

  • 15 baguette slices
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 cup red wine
  • oil
  • lemon zest
  • suggar
  • cinnamon

  

HOW TO PREPARE THIS DELICIOUS DESSERT…

  1.  Put the bread at a baking pan, and let it dry at the oven.
  2. Heat the red wine up adding cinnamon stick and lemon zest, let it boil a little bit.
  3. Beat the eggs.
  4. Heat the oil up.
  5. When the bread is dry, soak them in the red wine, then in the beaten eggs and fry.
  6. At the end just add some sugar and cinnamon to the bread and they are ready to eat. 

 

ENJOY IT! ūüôā