Monday, April 28, 2014

Tea-Time Treats

I had a few weeks withour atually bake anything. Dont get me wrong, i would love to bake something sweet like everyday but with my lack of time, ingredients, money you know all important things i cant bake as i want. Yesterday i discover that i have all those ingredients and started to Bake something. Real easy and totally "scrumptious"


I must say that a couple of weeks ago i started you watch "Downton Abbey" I trully love to see and read oldfashion novels where rich people lives in old houses and  talk with words like "Lovely" and "Breathtaking" while finds the love of their lives and "Downton Abbey" was a perfect to live an alternative life as a Count who drinks everyday his tea with a splash of lemon juice and cream. that's why i felt this inpiration to create something that it will be delicious for the Tea Time. My Cinnamon and Orange Ladyfingers.


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Sour-Sweet Comebacks

After a couple rough months here on my country I finally got some peace. However the fighting is not over yet. Both sides of the political parties are fighting real hard to get the power. Me, as the young bright man that I am just try to be the most critical and just live with it.

This past Sunday, i made these delicious pancakes. I must say ‘m a pancake lover not only because i can eat them all day long it’s because they come out perfectly of the pan. Because i’m running low on ingredients mainly because i can’t find them anywhere and  i had to make a couple of substitutions on my batter. Now after playing with the ammounts and taking as a base my own pancake batter it’s a whole new recipe. I call them “Lemon Pie Pancakes”




Sunday, February 16, 2014

A Serious Minute, Nothing is Sweet over here.

Some of you know or maybe don't know that i live on Venezuela an amazing country with great people but in this few days Venezuela has been into the spotlight with political manifestation who start this past wednesday February 12. On my city this morning about 4 am the National Guard Trew tear bombs over Young students who were manifesting on peace on the streets. It's sad because our goverment try to block twitter and facebook. The limited National Channels on Venezuela doesn't show any news and it worries.

Today and tomorrow there's nothing sweet on the blog.
Instead i leave something bitter and harsh to swallow.


Monday, February 10, 2014

Looking for a Cookie Affair?

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, i can see that the foodie blogs, the pinterest boards and the twitter ads are bursting  with hearts, chocolate Everywhere, Red and pink food coloring on top of everything. It's all about Valentine's day. And Of course to be a Hip and Cool Blog i have to came up with a few treats to share on V-Day. By the Way, we're on February that means that our friends from the other side of the world are celebrating their New Year. The Chinese NewYear. I live in Venezuela and i must say that our chinese comunity it getting bigger and bigger so what better way to celebrate that mixing those celebrations with a batch of Cute little V-day Fortune Cookies.




Saturday, February 1, 2014

Birthday Baking Disaster and Double C's Cupcakes


To keep the things in shape i must say that i'm trully in love with my blog. It is so pretty i cant stop looking, working, changing things and thinking about what i'm going to cook, what i'm going to read and how i'm going to mix those things on one. At this point if you read the other older posts you should know about my bubbly and loving Co-worker and Delightful Friend Rux. She is one of the most interesting, fun and Ennoying persons that i ever met in my whole life but in the short time that i been working on the Accounting Office the ONLY thing that makes my Working Life bearable because without her i would be misserable (Actually she makes my life a little misserable) 

Thursday, January 30, 2014

A brand new year, a brand new blog

I know, I know... it's not the beggining of the year but it is the beggining of my year, 2014 starts today for me. I been quite disconected from the blog and that seems to be an issue (at least for me, dont have a loyal Audience yet) but is because i live on Venezuela and we have a certain situation with the food and is that you CAN'T find it anywhere. Basic Pastry ingredients like Butter, Sugar and Flour are out of the stock on ALL supermarkets and stores and when ou find it you need to wait for hours on a line in order to buy a pair of flour package This year i been counting with some luck in the Ingredients departament so it's time to bake and cook again.

You also can probably note that i have change the entire layout, if you follow me on my Instagram you should know that i got inspired by one of my favorite ties. The blog got a certain British Vintage look that i love because looks manly and fresh and that's domething that i was looking for.

For this Second Season i'm willing to fill pages and pages of great sweet treats, good wishes, tons of music, books and of course let's raise our champagne glasses and drink up!

Welcome back and let's Swing this shit out!




Monday, October 14, 2013

Wannabe Macaroons

If you wanna be my lover, you gotta love to eat...

Isn't how goes that pop song?, well it is true. If you dont love eating you cant be with me. I mean, food for me is important but dessert is even important for me. Dessert can make that 2 persons falls in love, can make kids smile, makes someone feel special. It is the reason that i love to cook sweet dishes. Create instant happiness for others. Except for me! This bring instant unhappiness to me. Well at least my latest dessert project  Macaroons does.



The very first time i saw those little cookies called "Macaroons" was on a cookbook 3 years ago. In that book i saw those adorable mini cookies, with different flavours and fillings and an endless posibilities to add flavours on it. I though "Javi, You really needs to learn how to make Macaroons"

Later, when i start to writte on this blog i said to myself "What a great way to start my blog by doing macaroons, dont you think?" So i spend half of my salary on ingredients to make distintic macaroons like, french vanilla, chocolate with Limoncello, Brandy, Cardamom, Brazilians nuts, and other very expensive things. I study like a mad man looking recipes from all the web to make the "Perfect Macaroons" and well the result wasn't how i expected. It is SO FREAKING HARD!!!



My first batch, Burned! Problem? Oven too high. The second Batch went Dry, WAY dry. Sahara desert Dry. The third batch it looked good at sight but the i realize that all of them were hollow on the inside and that's how i decides to quit on them. Until yesterday when i try to get back to the horse and see what i can do.


I try to make it simple, so i choose a classic chocolate macaroon. I measure, follow exactly the recipe until my worst fear "the macaronage" in that step is when i try to be the most methodic person on the planet! Well as you can see i failed again. It doesn't form that little distintic "foot" on the macaroon it also they are flat. as you can see but the taste went perfect (at least) that's why i named "Wannabe Macaroons" (Also because i was listening the Spice girls)




Hope the next time i can actually bake some Perfect Macaroons...Tell me, have you done macaroons before? what is your secret?