German Apple Pancake

I can’t say I’m really looking forward to Thanksgiving this year. One of my favorite parts of the Thanksgiving feast, other then visiting with friends and family, is loading up my plate with all the traditional favorites along with a few new dishes to test out and pioneer. Imagining, researching, and creating new dishes is…

Mini Cream Puffs

I’ve been sitting on this recipe for a couple of weeks now, and am finally getting around to posting it.  Finally!  A few weeks ago I was asked to make over a hundred classic cream puffs for a wedding, the only problem being that the last time I had made an actual classic cream puff…

Humintas

I’m racking my brain for the best way to describe a huminta, and all that I can come up with is the Bolivian version of a tamale, but that seems like a tragically inefficient way of categorizing these wonderful cheesy pastry.  This Bolivian speciality consists of a sweet corn dough, stuffed with a salty white…

Strawberry Shortcakes

I tried holding out until June 14th, or Strawberry Shortcake Day, but I simply could not resist the lure of plump, macerated strawberries enveloped in soft clouds of whipped cream, set atop a buttery shortcake biscuit.  These are the strawberry shortcakes of my childhood, just as my Mom would make them.  A special weekend treat,…

Cheese Empanadas

There are many, many types and forms of empanadas.  At its most basic an empanada just means something enveloped in bread or a wheat dough.  When I envision  empanadas, I think back to the empanadas of my childhood – the light, crisply fried pockets of melted cheese, dusted in powdered sugar – the hallmarks of…

Cuñapé

Cuñapés are one of my favorite bake goods.  These soft, chewy, cheesy rolls hail from Bolivia, and are made out of three key ingredients – yucca flour, cheese, and eggs.  If you are gluten intolerant this recipe is a home-run.  There is no gluten in it, but the starchy consistency of the cuñapé is oddly reminiscent…