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. …

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 …

Enyucado or cassava and coconut cake


Today´s recipe is another Panamanian classic. The enyucado is a sweet treat very popular on the Caribbean coast of Panama and Colombia. Its main ingredient is the cassava (or yuca), which is also used to prepare carimañolas and other Panamanian dishes. Enyucado, like many typical recipes of our countries, has uncertain origins and the recipes are …

Sweet green papaya – Dulce de papaya verde


Green papaya sweet As in previous years, I take this time to commemorate the national holidays celebrated during the month of November in Panama. Today's recipe is perfect for this, since it is one of the most typical sweets of my country. It originated in the countryside and in the kitchens of the interior, it …

Pumpkin Bars


I am way behind on my posts... this one have been pending since November! (yes, since Thanksgiving...) But I didn't want 2014 to end without publishing this fantastic recipe, courtesy of a coworker. The original version is for a delicious pumpkin pie. But it needs a slightly smaller baking pan that the ones I had …