Mini strawberry cream tarts


Hi! After weeks with my kitchen "closed for renovation" I’m finally back with these delicious mini tartlets filled with pastry cream and fresh strawberries. The recipe is from the wonderful book Bake with Anna Olson. I love to watch her cooking programs, and couldn’t wait to try some of her recipes. The result is spectacular. …

Blueberry coffee cake with vanilla glaze


Last week was Juanfran's birthday. To celebrate  we had diner at Real cafe Bernabeu, a very nice restaurant located inside Santiago Bernabeu stadium, with views over the field.  Unfortunately there was no game, so the stadium was empty, but about 50 screens allowed us to watch the match from every angle possible while enjoying a …

Chicken rolls with spicy tamarind sauce


One of the things that I brought from Panamá this summer was tamarind pulp. I know that I can buy tamarind here in Madrid but it is so expensive…Besides, it was a present from my mom, so what’s not to like! Normally the first thing that comes into mind with tamarind are sweets. You can …

Plantain tarts


Also known as plantit tat or plantitá, today’s recipe has West Indian roots, as many of our traditions do. Panamá is really a “melting pot of races”. People from around the world came and went through our frontiers, many stayed and made of Panamá their home, enriching this country with their own culture. That’s why …