Apricot Plout Almond Tart

Serves 6-9 Ingredients 1 stick unsalted butter, softened ½ cup honey 1 cup ground almonds 2 eggs ½ cup heavy cream Vanilla been scraped, seeds reserved 10 apricots, pitted and halved 8 plouts, pitted and halved 2 sheets of puff pastry, white or whole wheat Apricot syrup Directions Pre-heat oven to 375°F. Mix together in […]

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Chocolate Cookie Habañero Mint Ice Cream Sandwiches

Makes 15 Ice Cream Sandwiches INGREDIENTS 3 cups heavy cream 2 cups dark brown sugar 1 vanilla bean split 1 cup fresh mint leaves 1 habañero pepper, deseeded, pith removed, and cut in half 9 egg yolks 1 cup buttermilk, cold Pinch of salt 30 medium dark chocolate cookies DIRECTIONS In a medium sauce pan, […]

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Flan de Leche (Caramel Custard)

Serves 6-8 Ingredients 1 cup sugar ¼ cup water 4 eggs, beaten 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk 1 cup of whole milk 1 fresh vanilla bean, cut open and scraped out ½ cup sugar Directions Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease 6-8 ramekins. In a medium saucepan combine the sugar and water and bring […]

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Ginger Brown Rice Coconut Milk Mango Risotto

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons butter 1 cup fresh mango, peeled and cubed 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, peeled and chopped 1 cup short-grain brown rice, rinsed 1 cup coconut milk 2 cups milk, warmed 1 vanilla bean, split ¼ cup shredded coconut PREPARATION In a medium-size saucepot over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter and […]

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Honey Lavender Fritters With Fig Compote

Makes about 20 -25 fritters Ingredients 1 pound fresh ricotta, drained 3 eggs, beaten 1 vanilla bean scraped, bean scrapings reserved ¼ cup sugar 3 teaspoons baking powder 1 cup flour 2 tablespoons lavender flowers (fresh or dried) Oil for frying Lavender Powder *1 tablespoon dried lavender flowers crushed and mixed with ½ cup powdered […]

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Horracha de Arroz con Mango (Mango Rice Milk)

Makes 12 drinks Ingredients 2 cups rice 6 cups water 1 cup mango puree ¾ cup sugar 2 teaspoons freshly grated cinnamon 1 fresh vanilla bean Directions Soak the rice overnight in the six cups of water. In batches in a blender blend the rice and water mixture until smooth about 2-3 minutes. With a […]

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Lavender White Hot Chocolate

Serves 4-5 INGREDIENTS 1 cup water 1 lemon myrtle tea bag or 1 tablespoon lemon myrtle tea 1 tablespoon fresh lavender leaves 1 vanilla bean, split open ½ cup light brown sugar 4 cups milk 8 ounces white chocolate, chopped fine Lavender leaves, for garnish Bee pollen, for garnish (optional) DIRECTIONS In a large sauce […]

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Molten Chocolate Cake with Cardamom Cream

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS ½ cup butter 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped (baking squares are best) ¼ cup heavy cream ½ teaspoon vanilla ¼ cup all-purpose flour 2 eggs 2 egg yolks ¼ cup sugar DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease 8 6-ounce ramekins with a generous amount of butter, and sprinkle with sugar. Over a […]

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Oven Caramelized Citrus Sundaes with Vanilla and Sage

Serves 4 Ingredients 1 lemon, halved and sliced 1 lime, halved and sliced 1 mandarin orange, halved and sliced 10 kumquats, halved 1 cup demerara sugar Handful of fresh sage leaves 1 fresh vanilla bean, split Vanilla Ice Cream Directions Pre heat oven to 400° F.  In a large bowl combine all the citrus halved […]

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Pasteles de Tres Leches con Mango (Three Milk & Mango Cake)

Serves 6-9 Ingredients 1½ cup all purpose flour 1 cup sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon, freshly grated 1 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated ½ cup butter, soft 1 cup sugar 6 eggs 1 vanilla bean, cut and scraped (insides reserved) 2 cups mango, ripe and chopped small ½ cup vanilla […]

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Pear Riesling Cast Iron Gallette with Cardamom Whipped Cream

Serves 6-8 INGREDIENTS For the Pastry: 1½ cups all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon ground cardamom 10 tablespoons (1¼ sticks) unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces 1 large egg yolk 1 to 3 tablespoons ice-cold Oregon Riesling wine For the Gallette 6-8 pears, cored and cut in wedges, ½-inch thick ½ cup […]

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Pestinos Y Mermalada De Naranja (Fritters with Orange Marmelade)

Recipe adapted from the Cuisines of Spain by Teresa Barrenchea Makes 25 fritters and 2 cups of marmalade INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons salted butter 6 tablespoons sweet white dessert wine 1⁄3 cup fresh orange juice (2 to 3 oranges) 1 teaspoon grated orange zest 1 teaspoon freshly ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg Pinch of […]

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Pineapple Preserves

Makes 2 cups Ingredients 1 cup pineapple, chopped small to fine 1 cup sugar 2 tablespoons lime juice 1 tablespoon lime zest 1 vanilla bean, cut and scraped (scraped parts reserved) ½ teaspoon cinnamon, freshly grated ½ teaspoon ground cloves Directions Place all ingredients in a medium sauce pan on low heat and cook slowly […]

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Raspberry Buttermilk Gelato

Makes 3 cups Ingredients 1 vanilla bean, halved and scraped 1 tablespoon cornstarch ¾ turbinado or raw unprocessed sugar 2 cups buttermilk 1 cup heavy cream 1 cup raspberries, pureed Directions In a medium sauce pan combine the sugar and corn starch on medium heat and whisk in the buttermilk and the cream, whisking continuously […]

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Semita de Piña (Pineapple Tart)

Makes about 12 tarts Semita is the most popular pastry in El Salvador and its basically a bread dough filled with jam. The most popular filling is pineapple utilizing El Salvador’s sweet pineapples! Ingredients 1 cup milk ½ cup butter, unsalted ½ cup sugar 2 teaspoons salt 1⁄3 cup warm water 1 package active dry […]

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Sweet Vanilla Dried Strawberries

Makes 1 cup dried fruit Ingredients 2 cups strawberries, destemmed and sliced thin 3 tablespoons sugar 1 vanilla bean, scraped (bean discarded) Directions Preheat oven to 225°F. Mix vanilla bean scraping with sugar in a small bowl. Lay on top of prepared strawberries, and place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place in oven […]

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Tarta de Naranja (Orange Tart)

This sweet, simple tart highlights the region’s most prized fruit- oranges! Just a taste of these delicate tarts will make you feel like a Valencian!

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Vanilla-Saffron Rice Pudding & Rhubarb Compote with Orange Zest Ginger Butter

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 tablespoon butter 1 teaspoon saffron threads 1 teaspoon fresh ginger 2 teaspoon orange zest 1 cardamom pod (seeds only) 1 cup jasmine rice ½ cup sugar 2 cups milk Vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped Rhubarb Compote (Recipe Follows) Orange Zest Ginger Butter (Recipe Follows) Directions In a medium sauce pan, […]

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