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…

Cranberry Orange Scones

These cranberry orange scones were a great start to our Thanksgiving Day this year.  I made the dough the night before so it was only a matter of cutting them out and popping them into the oven Thanksgiving morning.  A little something for the busy Thanksgiving hosts, and a welcoming treat for the road weary…