Monday Soulful Baking

Hello everyone! For today’s post I am sharing a special recipe. It is a typical savory pastry from where I am from. We call it “Rollo de Queso” or “Cheese roll up” though it is not so much of a roll up as it is the dough flipped to the center. This recipe is very special as it was my great grandmas but my mother did some twerks to make it better!

Hope you guys enjoy! 👅

You will need:

Dry Ingredients

3 cups AP Flour

3 tsp baking powder

Wet Ingredients

100 gr of butter

3/4 cup of sugar

3 egg replacement* or 4 egg yolks

1/2 Kilo of white cheese* or any other cheese you prefer

1 tsp olive oil

1 tsp milk

Milk to what your dough needs (maybe 1/4 cup)

*for the egg replacement we use for each egg

1 tsp baking powder

1 T olive oil

1 T water

*For the white cheese, the one we use back home is very salty so for the one you find in the U.S. you can add 1T kosher salt

*For the white cheese if you are not using the eggs you add 1tsp olive oil and 1 tsp of milk. If you are using eggs, you add the egg whites to the cheese leaving some behind for the paint brush of the roll up

Preparation

Sift the dry ingredients and set aside. On a mixer soften the butter (see image below), add the sugar and once everything mixed together start adding the dry ingredients. You add some milk whenever your mixture is too dry. Once everything is mixed together you divide the dough in fours. With a roller you extend the dough and add the cheese in the center (see image below) you fold it and brush it with milk or egg whites. Bake it at 350 F or 175 C for 15 minutes or more. Enjoy!

PS: they don’t look too beautiful but I swear the taste is 👌

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TBT our Europe Adventure Part 1

For today’s throw back I wanted to share a trip I took with some of my family this past September. To call it one of my favorite trips is a little. We had so much fun and created so many memories that it was my inspiration to continue traveling and living more! Here are some of the images from our adventure!

Hope you guys enjoy! 🙃

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Travel Inspiration✈️✌️

Due to some personal issues I was not able to travel for some time. Last year everything started to change. I was very happy as it reminded me of how important it is to travel and get away for a little while. I will share some of those adventures in throw back trip posts.

This year I decided to set it as a goal to travel more, and travel everywhere I can possibly can. Below are some of the images of trips I got inspired to go to! Hope you guys get some inspiration too! 😊

 

 

 

These are just some of the inspiration I got for now! There will be more to come soon enough!

Images taken from the Instagram accounts of: @dylanlex, @stone_cold_fox, and @anthonybourdain

 

 

Golden Globes Awards 2017

Today is the Golden Globes Awards, though I do not know much about cinema I am a movie & TV enthusiast! Award season is my fave! A mix of all the fashion as well as awesome movies!  It has always been a tradition, with my mom, to seat and watch the red carpet & awards!

Below are my favorite looks!

Now off to see the awards :p

 

All images were taken from E!, US Weekly, Hollywood Life, The Telegraph and The New York Times!

First Food Post: Eggless Vanilla CupCakes:p

I have always loved baking as a hobby, ever since I was a little girl. I have specially enjoyed baking for my family. Recently my mother developed food allergies to chicken, eggs, and some more. As she always enjoyed pastries I decided to be “creative” in the kitchen and create baked goods she could enjoy! The result were good! I always wanted to share these recipes. If you can consume eggs all my recipes can be changed for that.

Today’s food post is one of my mother’s favorites “Vanilla Cupcakes”

The recipe is very simple you need:

Wet Ingredients 

1/2 package of butter

3/4 cups of sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

3 egg replacements or eggs*

1 cup of milk (if you use eggs it may be less)

Dry Ingredients

2 cups of AP Flour

2 tsp baking powder

*For the egg replacement you use:

1 tsp of baking powder

1 T of olive oil

1 T of water

Side note: You can replace up to 3 eggs no more.

Preparation

Turn on your oven at 350° Fahrenheit, 170° Celsius. Sift the dry ingredients then set them aside. On a mixer soften the butter until is almost liquid (see image below). Then add the sugar. Mix some more. Add the vanilla extract.  Slowly add the egg replacement you prepared ahead. If you use eggs add one by one. Mix it until unified (see image below) Set your speed to low and slowly mix between adding the dried ingredients and the milk. Once everything has been added and mixed (see image below) place it on any type of mold you would like. Bake for 15 minutes or more.

If you are vegan you can replace the milk with any vegan alternative, a good option I have tried has been coconut milk. Also you can replace the sugar with any alternative you want.

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Make This Year Your Year

Here we are in 2017 and finally I have decided to take on challenges I have wanted to take on for many years. One of those is to finally start a blog. I want this space to portray areas of my life; posting things that scare me, fascinate me, or I love. The purpose is to share my experiences as I want to make this year my year :)!

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