School of Tapas: Traditional tuna fish empanadillas

imagen de empanadillas caseras de atún

Empanadillas (meaning little empanadas) are patties stuffed with different fillings that are very popular around the country of Spain. Traditionally the dough was homemade, prepared by mothers and grandmothers… Making the dough at home may seem a little… 

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imagen de patatas bravas a la madrileña

School of Tapas: Patatas bravas Madrilenian style

With brava sauce Madrilenian style I mean. Patatas bravas or potatoes with fiery sauce are a very popular tapa all over Spain, with lots and lots of regional variations. The potatoes are cut in chunks and deep-fried in… 

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imagen de asadillo manchego

School of tapas: Red pepper and tomato salad from La Mancha

In times of great culinary satiety as it happens after Christmas, I always go back to simple and classic dishes like asadillo Manchego, a delicious roasted red pepper and tomato salad typical from the region of La Mancha…. 

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galletas de jengibre o gingerbread

Gingerbread meets a Spanish landmark

Gingerbread takes the world. But remember that gingerbread is not exactly popular in the south of Europe, where I live. Nor traditional. No, Christmas sweets in Spain are mostly based on tons of almonds, hazelnuts and egg yolks…. 

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Albóndigas sefardíes

School of Tapas: Spicy meatballs

These delicious spicy meatballs are in fact a Sephardic recipe. I don’t know why Sephardic cuisine calls my attention so much. Maybe because it always reminds me of recipes I know, but with a different and special touch…. 

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muffins ingleses

English muffins

Well today it’s bread time at the blog, specifically English muffins day. In Spain we mostly know American style muffins, that certainly do not have much to do with these. So I have to explain my fellow citizens… 

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savory butternut squash coca

Butternut squash pie or coca de calabaza

I am very fond of cocas, they are pizza-like pies, typical from the Mediterranean area of Spain. They are different from the Italian pizza in that the dough usually carries a lot more fat and in that they… 

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