3 Easy Winter Desserts | Arroz con Leche – ChocoBanana – Dark Choclate Mousse

I know it’s a bit late, but… FELIZ NAVIDAD!

I Hope you had an amazing christmas full of good thing. Are you still on a leftovers diet?
I do, although just desserts (lucky me) because, there is nothing more welcoming than a hot bowl of arroz con leche with extra cinnamon on top or nothing more fun and delish to prepare choco-bananas filled with Nutella (“addictive” by the way) but there is nothing more tempting than chocolate Mousse topped with berries, walnuts, dusted with cinnamon powder.

3 easy Winter Desserts: Arroz con Leche, Easy Choco-bananas and Chocolate Mousse topped with berries.


Arroz con Leche - Rice pudding Mexican

Arroz con Leche – Rice Pudding

Makes: 6 large Cups
Preparation Time: 45 minutes.

Ingredients:

– 2 Lt of milk
– 1 cup rice (sushi rice is the best)
– 1 cinnamon stick
– Orange zest or Clementine zest
– 3/4 or full can condensed milk

Preparation:
1. In a heavy-bottomed pot add all the ingredients except the condensed milk and begin to cook the rice over medium heat, stirring constantly with a *wooden spoon.

What I do to not be moving constantly (in case you don’t have a lot of time ahead) once starts boiling, reduce the temperature to low and just move sporadicly.

2. When you see the rice is completely cooked, add the condensed milk and keep moving until the rice pudding is to your liking (soupy or rich creamier).

3. Turn off the heat and serve warm or cold with a little cinnamon sprinkled top for garnish.

4. Buen Provecho!

Notes:
* wooden spoon: very important, you don’t want to break the rice and make it extra mushy.


Choco-Bananas

chocobananas winter dessert

Makes: 8 small choco-bananas
Preparation Time: 10 minutes.

Ingredients:

– 1 Banana
– Nutella (to taste)
– Cinnamon powder

Preparation:
1. Cut banana in rounds.

2. spread Nutella in one of the banana sides and top another banana on top. Dusted with cinnamon powder and serve.


Dark chocolate Mousse ©

Chocolate Mousse

Makes:4 large servings or 6 small servings.
(I use, Martini glasses to serve and made 4)
Preparation Time: 40 min + Refrigeration

Ingredients:

– 1 1/2 cups Bittersweet Chocolate, Chopped coarsely (I used chips)
– 3 Tbsp unsalted butter
– 3 eggs, separated
– 11/4 cups heavy cream, whipped to soft peaks

Preparation:
1. Melt chocolate and butter in large glass heatproof bowl over large saucepan of simmering water (do not allow water to touch base of bowl) Remove from heat. Stir in egg yolks; cool.

2. Beat eggs whites in a small bowl with electric mixer until soft peaks form.

3. Meanwhile, fold cream into chocolate mixture; fold in egg whites in 2 batches.

4. Spoon mousse mixture in to serving dishes (I use martini glasses); refrigerate 3 hours or overnight.

Note: The eggs must be at room temperature for success with this recipe.

© Recipe taken from: – Cooking School Book – “learning to cook, step by step” by delish. Chocolate Mousse pg. 513


Mexican Wedding Cookies. Polvorones de Nuez

COLD weather + GREY Sky = It’s BAKING TIME

I know, one more blog posting Mexican Wedding Cookies, but… in Mexico these cookies are a classic (at least in my casa) and a great gift idea for the holidays.

If you wonder, Why Mexican Wedding Cookies? Honestly, I don’t know. I haven’t been in a Mexican wedding where they serve these yummy, delicious, melt in mouth cookies, besides, the common name in Mexico for these cookies is Polvorones
If you are in Mexico (lucky you) you can find polvorones / wedding cookies in many Panaderias (bakery store) or coffee shops.

I don’t know about the story behind the name, but would be nice if somebody can telling me, Why weeding cookies? What’s the story behind the name? If you know, please let me know!

Mexican Weeding Cookies - Polvorones
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Avocado Toast with Spinach and Salsa Guisada

In the past month, I’ve been on the run and most of the time I didn’t have too much time to prepare a big lunch. and I’m sure this had happended to you, so next time, you are on the go (like me) this avocado toast may come in hand any day of the week

Addictive and healthy avocado toast, it’s tasty,simple but rich in flavour.
Avocado Toast works perfectly for breakfast, lunch and as snack and it’s kids friendly.

Avocado-spinach-Salsa-Toast


Avocado Toast with Spinach and Salsa Guisada
Makes: 2 Portions
Prep Time: 10 min

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Con el antojo de un Clásico Caldillo Durangueño

Con el antojo de un Clásico Caldillo Durangueño | Craving for a Classic Caldillo durangueño
Recipe Here:
http://www.tortilladigital.com/v3/recetas/item/receta-caldillo-durangueno-clasico

Let me show you my beautiful country, México

No olvidemos lo bonito de México. No olvidemos que entre tanta impunidad y desgracia que pasa en nuestro país – en mi país, también hay cosas bellas e increíbles del cual nos debemos sentir orgullosos como Mexicanos.
Déjame mostrarte algo de lo mejor de México.

Do not forget the beauty of México, do not forget that among such impunity and unfortunately that happens in our country – in my country, there are also beautiful and amazing things of which we should be proud as Mexican.
Let me show you some of the best in México.

#Mexico #Mexicolindoyquerido #Mexicanproud

Video taken from: http://vivamexico.aiesec.org.mx/

¡Viva Mexico!

Oaxaca and Montreal | 8 Under the Radar Foodie Cities

I couldn’t be happier when I saw this article from huffingtonpost blog Oaxaca, Mexico and Montreal, Quebec are on the 8 under the radas foodie cities list.

Oaxaca (English /wəˈhɑːkə/ wə-hah-kəSpanish: [waˈxaka]) is one of my favourite spots in Mexico and Montreal is the city where I currently live.

Oaxaca, is a charming city full of colours, traditions, with a rustic and contemporary feeling, while the food is crazy traditional with a strong character, very suitable for every paladar, you will love it.
Curious about mezcal? Well let me tell you Oaxaca is the mezcal Meca, you will find a very extensive variety of Mezcal and I am sure you will enjoy it. So If you have the change to go to Mexico and want check the “Real México” check out Oaxaca.

On the other side Montreal, my home for now. Here we have an enormous amount of diversity, people from all over the world, a multicultural city where you can taste and experience awesome food from everywhere, and some extraordinary crazy infusions. The french city of Montreal has a lot to offer, not just food wise, the vibe in the city is unique, come and enjoy montreal with an aromatic coffee and a buttery croissant or a classic Montreal bagel with smoked salmon
*ps:  Don’t forget try one of the most popular dish in Quebec the “traditional Poutine”

Link here: 8 Under-the-Radar Foodie Cities | U.S. News Travel.


Likeinmexico – Valeria