Joy Of Spanish Cooking

Spanish Desserts

Flan de Huevo (Egg Flan)

Hola! Today I am making a very traditional recipe, egg flan. This flan can be found in virtually every  restaurant in Spain. The flan is so popular that you can buy it in a box at Spanish supermarkets. The only thing you have to do is mix the box mixture with milk and voilà!  That is very easy and convenient, …

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Mató for the National Day of Catalonia

Holaaa! Today is a big day in my part of Spain, Catalunya. It is the National Day. We call it Diada Nacional. The day commemorates the fourteen month Siege of Barcelona, when on September 11th 1714, Catalan troops were forced to surrender to the Castilian forces of France and King Philip V of Spain. From that day on, things took …

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Pa de Pessic de Vic (Catalan Sponge Cake)

Holaaaa! Today I want to bring you to a beautiful town in the center of Catalonia, Vic.  First, allow me to tell you a little bit about the town. Vic is a small city with a population of 41,000. It’s located between the Mediterranean Sea and the Pyrenees and is only 37 miles north of Barcelona. Vic is the capital …

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Frozen Chocolate Truffles

Holaaaa! I hope you are doing well and enjoying the summer. Hot summers in Maryland, but no complaints from me. I really enjoy an ice-cold sorbet or a BIG scoop of ice cream. A few days ago while having a chocolate ice cream, I had the desire for a truffle. I love frozen truffles, so I made them.  You …

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Sant Jordi’s cake (Cake for Catalonia’s Valentines Day)

Hola and Happy Sant Jordi! Some of you might be wondering who Sant Jordi is. April 23rd is Sant Jordi and it is one of my favorite days of the year. I simply love it because it is one of the most romantic days in Catalonia. To understand what Sant Jordi means to me and …

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Lent buñuelos or Buñuelos de viento (Sweet Fritters)

LENT BUÑUELOS Hola! Easter is almost almost here! My mom is visiting from Spain and my sister and nephews are coming tomorrow. Yaaay! The traditions are different in Spain. For one, we don’t have the Easter Bunny 🙁 Instead, the godparents give a cake to their godchildren on the Monday following Easter. It is a …

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