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Category: Desserts

Habichuelas Con Dulce/Sweet Beans Dessert

With Easter coming around the corner, I figured this would be an appropriate recipe to post as a way to return from my hiatus from updating. Habichuelas con dulce is one of those desserts that you either love or hate mainly because it can be too rich and filling.  I must admit that I am [...]

Honey Almond Cookies/Galleticas Con Almendras y Miel

There isn’t much to say about these cookies other than that they are delicious and addictive!  When you have one, it’s all downhill from there and before you know it, you have 1/2 a dozen haha! This recipe yields about 22 – 24 good sized cookies, to make it you will need the following ingredients: [...]

Dominican Style Meringue Frosting/Suspiro Dominicano

Meringue frosting is my favorite kind of frosting ever!!    My mom taught me how to make it when I was pregnant because I was constantly craving a bowl of “suspiro” without any cake.  Making meringue frosting can be tricky, but once you get the technique down it’s really not difficult.  Just remember to keep [...]

Dominican Style Sweetened Cornmeal Cake/Arepa Dominicana (Dulce)

Arepa is a rich, comforting cornmeal cake that is sometimes made sweet so it that can be served for breakfast, as a snack or even dessert with coffee or hot chocolate.  It can also be made salty or savory to accompany heavy meals like lunch and dinner.  Making arepa can be intimidating if you’ve never [...]

Dominican style Cake/Bizcocho Dominicano

I must confess that it took me atleast 3 – 4 cakes before I dominated the art of baking a perfect (well to me it was perfect) Dominican cake, which figures because I honestly thought the frosting (suspiro) would be the difficult part.    In my adventures I learned the following: AVOID dark Teflon pans, [...]

Chocolate Cake with Dulce de Leche Caramel/Bizcocho de Chocolate con Dulce de Leche

I cannot deny that I have quite the sweet tooth with a weakness for dulce de leche caramel.  I find any excuse I possibly can to smother any type dessert in one way or another with dulce de leche caramel. This cake was inspired by the Royal Wedding that took place earlier this year, I [...]

Dominican style Rice Pudding/Arroz Con Leche Dominicano (dulce)

If you ever want to impress your family or guests with a delicious and comforting dessert, “Arroz con leche” is the way to go!  This recipe is very easy to make, the ingredients are easy to find and the rice pudding comes out creamy, decadent and just very yummy! If you are not a fan [...]

Creamy Guava Turnovers/Pastelitos de Guayaba y Queso Crema

Some people prefer to call them “empanadas” and others “pastelitos”.  In my family we’ve always preferred the latter name so it’s stuck with me through the years.  These pastelitos (turnovers) were inspired by my aunt who is a baker and she makes these little oven baked “turcos” that have a similar filling.  They are really [...]

Josefina’s Chiffon Cake/El Bizcocho Chiffon de Josefina

This dessert is very special to me because it reminds of my Grandma who is no longer physically with us (but definitely spiritually) and she would always call it “Chiffon.”  I remember how she would make it for special occasions and the holidays for us and since it was her favorite dessert, it always made [...]

Dulce de Leche with Caramelized Almonds/Dulce de Leche con Almendras Caramelizadas

Prepare yourselves for this dessert because it’s a real crowd pleaser.  It’s very decadent and as long as you have the patience, it’s very easy to make (just time consuming) and requires just a few ingredients that are easy to find.  It’s also a very common dessert in Dominican Republic that is served in different [...]