Coquito Acaramelados – Cuban Caramel Coconut Balls

Coquito Acaramelados – Cuban Caramel Coconut Balls

For those who don’t know, Miami is home to the largest Cuban population in the United States, centered around Calle Ocho, or 8th Street. Every March there is a huge carnival celebrated in Little Havana, as the neighborhood is affectionately called. Cubanos, Pernil, Empanadas and other Cuban treats are feasted upon while carnival goers dance […]

Irish Barmbrack for #BreadBakers

Irish Barmbrack for #BreadBakers

Known as Bara Brith in Wales and Brack or Barmbrack in Ireland, this is a tea bread loaded with dried fruits. There are modern versions that use chemical leaveners (baking powder, baking soda, self rising flour) which I have already demonstrated in the Welsh version here. To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this month, today I […]

Pastechi – Aruba Style Empanada

Pastechi – Aruba Style Empanada

Aruba is very close to Venezuela. In the past before Venezuela’s current economic problems, my cousins would fly to Caracas just for the day to go shopping. As such, there is a lot of South American influence on our cuisine. That’s where we get our Pastechi and Empana from. The difference is that empana are […]