Rosca de Pascua–Easter Bread Ring–From the Archives

  With Easter just a few days away, I thought I'd repost my original recipe for Rosca de Pascua, the traditional ring-shaped bread-like cake served in Argentina at this time of year.  Easter marks the end of the Lenten season– the beginning of which we marked by celebrating the Tres Reyes and eating its signature […]

Buñuelos de Manzana –Apple Fritters

  My appetite for books is as voracious as the one I have for food–there's nothing I love more than getting into a really good book.  My favorite stories are rich in sensory details–they bring me in with the sights, smells and tastes of the story. Monica, friend and Uruguayan transplant, recommended The Invisible Mountain, by […]

Rosca de Reyes–Kings’ Cake

  The tradition of El Dia de los Tres Reyes Magos (literally, the Day of the Three Magi Kings)–aka the Epiphany–is a holiday that originated in Spain and is now celebrated in Hispanic cultures around the world on January 6th. The Magi are those three Wise Men–the kings who traveled to Bethlehem to visit the infant Jesus and bring him […]

Tortas Fritas–Rainy Day Fried Bread

  This morning as I bustled around getting ready to take Esteban to preschool, the wind was blowing but the sun was shining; an autumn chill was in the air.  On our drive, the weather was a bizarre mix that defines Colorado's typically atypical seasonal weather–bright morning sun in the East, and a wall of black clouds looming on […]

Medialunas–Sweet Crescent Rolls

   I know I've been away for awhile.  A loooong while.  Will you forgive me?  I won't bore you with the details, but to make up for it, I'm giving you a long-awaited, quintessentially Argentinean recipe–medialunas.  The medialuna is the Croissant's cousin from the south–a little smaller and a little sweeter, and the tastiest to wake up to.  Puff pastry is not as […]