Thursday, June 26, 2014

Churro French Toast

Hola Amigos.! Lots of wonderful things going on in my vida(life) right now so I had to take a little break.

And although I've been gone and you haven't seen any new posts or photos.


I dream of sugar and baking up sweet ooey gooey love!


I assure my ovens have remained hot and I have so many new super delicioso recipes to share!



I know for you guys as well....things can get pretty busy en la vida (in life), crazy mañanas with long listas of things to do! 

But every since I was a young Chica, I was always told that breakfast was the most important meal of the day.

I also believe one can never be too busy for something sweet,


so I figured why not jumpstart your day with a wonderful mix of  los dos ( both)!


So may I present to you a magically delicious addition to your busy mañana (morning )guaranteed to make you.......



okay maybe you can't

but the taste is so buttery and delicious your mouth while have no choice but to slow down and smile!



Vamos a la cocina

Ingredients

For the French Toast
1/4 tsp of cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup milk
4 large eggs
10 to 12 slices white bread ( I love texas toast it's thicker and holds up great once dipped)
 
For the Churro
1/2 stick of butter (melted)
3/4 cup of sugar
1 tsp of cinnamon
chocolate syrup or maple syrup (optional for those without a super sweet tooth)
 
Directions
  1. Break all the eggs into a wide, shallow bowl or pie plate; beat lightly with a fork. Stir in milk, vanilla and cinnamon .
  2. Over medium-low heat, heat griddle or skillet coated with a thin layer of butter, margarine or cooking spray.
  3. Place the bread slices, one at a time, into the bowl or plate, letting slices soak up egg mixture for a few seconds, if needed lightly shake extra cinnamon onto bread slice then carefully turn to coat the other side. Soak/coat only as many slices as you will be cooking at one time.
  4. Transfer bread slices to griddle or skillet, heating slowly until bottom is golden brown. Turn and brown the other side.  Place cooked French toast on a separate plate until it's time to dip in the Churro mixture.
  5. Once all your French Toast is done combine your 3/4 cup of sugar and your teaspoon of cinnamon in a shallow plate or dish. Melt 1/2 stick of butter about 45 secs or until completely melted pour it into a shallow bowl or pie plate , One at a time dip your cooked bread slices in the butter mixture and then place butter coated bread into your cinnamon sugar Churro mixture making sure to coat each side equally with cinnamon-sugary goodness!
  6. Now that the hard part is over here comes the  easy! Stack your plate with as many slices of Churro French Toast that you think  your belly can handle. Now if your a complete sugar addict( like some Chica that I know cough, cough!) this is the moment that you can either swirl on some maple syrup or heat up a small cup of your favorite chocolate syrup. I personally love the taste of Churros dipped in chocolate....so chocolate glazed Churro French Toast es tan Perfecto para mi! ( so Perfect for me)
 

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Nutella & Bacon Waffles

Bacon?, Yes! Siempre (always).....Nutella?....ummm not so much!......  Not really sure why?

Every since I can remember I've had a very strong aversion for Nutella. I guess I've just contributed it to my label as a very picky eater, who is super cautious about trying new things.

 It could also be that I have as strong allegiance to peanut butter, eating the creamy whipped version of another nut just never felt right.

After all peanut butter has been a good friend to my jam, el mejor amigo (the best friend )to my choco-la-tey  and it's never let me down!

That is until the day that mis dos chicas aventureras ( my two adventurous girls) arrived from school refusing their standard  pb &j



insisting that I slather Nutella on their afternoon sandwich.



Finally I was cara a cara (face to face) with the" something new" I had happily avoided for so long. And once I finally gave it a try....Que sorpresa! 


It was surprisingly pretty good!  ...........And just as I was just coming to terms with eating Nutella from my fingers, las chicas chimed in again with what they said was a " super delicious breakfast idea".


Grinning from the breakfast table they said....How about Nutella & Bacon Waffles?!......


I paused for a minute smiled at them and said "sounds good to me!"


Vamos a la cocina!

Ingredients

1 teaspoon salt                                                                            
4 teaspoons baking powder

1 1/2 cups warm milk                                 
1/3 cup butter, melted

      1.In a large bowl, mix together flour, salt, baking powder and sugar; set aside.  Also at this time you can combine your churro topping and set it aside. Preheat waffle iron
        

       2.In a separate bowl, beat the eggs. Stir in the milk, butter and vanilla. Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture; 

       3.  Place 5 tablespoons of Nutella in a shallow microwable dish and heat until slightly pourable, just enough so that it will ease out the dish but not total liquid.
 
     4. Next generously spray your waffle iron with a non- stick cooking spray. Than ladle the batter into a preheated waffle iron. Allow the waffles to firm up in the iron for about 30 seconds with iron lid open, sprinkle on maple bacon crumbles, than swirl on melted Nutella. After approx. 30 seconds close lid and cook the waffles until golden and crisp (be careful not to let the Nutella burn).

      5. Optional :Once waffle is cooked and still warm slather on more Nutella from the jar.

Now it's time to enjoy la fruta (fruit) of your labor!






Friday, November 15, 2013

Latin Elvis S'mores

I have to admit it's pretty random but....I have become super intrigued with Elvis Presley.


I'm honestly not really sure why, but I think it has a little to do with a Elvis Presley cookbook that I scored at a local flea market for $1.00! 

Obviously there is nothing new about Elvis, I mean I've heard plenty stories about 1,000's of lovely muchachas standing outside of Graceland just to get a peek at him,


I've heard the song "Blue Suede Shoes" more times than I really want to admit to......


and who can forget the millions of videos showing him in his white bell buttoms, freshly appointed side burns and his girating hips!
Up until that one dia  (day) when I scored the deal for his cookbook all of that just gave me a vague idea of who he was.....but now,


Now I realize that Elvis Presley is SUPER GUAPO and has an awesome taste for food!

 I mean as a certified junk food junkie, who could deny a man who loved: crispy fried chicken, ham bone dumplings, bbq bologna and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with fried bacon in between ( Fools Gold Loaf Sandwich) as it's really called!


So I'd like to think that these Latin Elvis S'mores would be something El Rey (The King) would crave...

C'mon anything stuffed with fluffy marshmallows, layers of chocolate, a creamy lake of Latin caramel stuffed between two crisp Graham Crackers in my eyes are definitely the type of ooey gooey cookie goodness fit for a "King"!



Vamos a la cocina!

Ingredients

6  whole graham crackers
1 bag of mini marshmallows
2 ripe bananas
1 bottle of squeezable dulce de leche  I used Lechera
3 Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bars
1 jar of your favorite Peanut Butter ( I adore Skippy!)

Directions

I'm not big into using fire to warm and melt my S'mores so I just take a cookie sheet and do the following:

1.Split graham crackers into 2 halves, slice your bananas and set them aside.

2. On top of graham cracker spread on a layer of peanut butter and place on the mini-marshmallows and banana slices.

3. Place bottom half of your S'mores under broiler for a few seconds until toasty. Remove and place 1/2 of a Hershey bar on top of marshmallow and drizzle with the dulce de leche ( if you want the dulce de leche to be warm, you can drizzle it on before it is put into the oven.

4.The heat from the marshmallow will melt the chocolate bar. (If you would like it a little more melty you can always place it back into the broiler for a few extra seconds.

5. Now place other 1/2 of graham cracker on top of all your goodness. Press lightly to flatten marshmallows.

Now sit back...take a bite, and Bienvenidos (Welcome) to S'mores Heaven!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

500 Grand Brownies

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Well actually these are made from 100 grand chocolate bars, not 500 ( don't worry the story behind why they are 500 instead of 100 is on the way!)

If you've never tried one they are crispy bars of smooth caramelly,  (pretty sure this is not a word...but they are that good!) chocolaty deliciousness.

They are everything that makes my mouth Super Feliz! (happy)  You know what else made me Super Feliz ?!  Reaching 500 likes on Facebook last week , I was so excited that I decided to celebrate with a chocolate fiesta! 


So in honor of my awesome fans I made you guys these chocolate brownies filled and sprinkled with super rich 100 grand bars....

oh and did I forget to tell you I slathered them with fudge frosting and warm dulce de leche! 



Oh yeah, the story behind the name.......


I named them 500 grand bars in honor the 500 super awesome people who like my yumminess so much that they want immediate updates via their news feeds! 


Definitely seemed appropriate for the occasion but in all honesty I used so many 100 grand bars that a more realistic title would be 2 million grand bars!.....


but hey it's a celebration, so who's counting!



Vamos a La Cocina!


Ingredients ( Fudge Frosting)






 
 

 
 

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Gummy Bear S'mores

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Habia una vez......(Once Upon a Time there were dos little chicos who loved to make S'mores.


They loved to make them so much, they begged and begged to make them every day!  Los dos chicos loved to make the S'mores almost as much as they loved to eat the S'mores.


One early mañana el chico mas pequeñito ( the smallest boy) even asked his mami if he could eat some of his favorite S'mores for breakfast!


Por supuesto , No! said the mami. You must eat something packed with vitmains and minerals to give you mucha fuerza !( a lot of strength) said la mama. 
That's when el chico mayor ( the oldest boy) said.." how about gummy bears"!  La mama shook her head and there is no need to tell you what she said.

But as the day went on she couldn't help but think about her S'mores loving, gummy bear adoring sons......and that's when she had an idea! ......All of a sudden visions of Gummy Bear stuffed S'mores danced in her head. 

She had brought the niños two loves together as one!

After that los chicos dos and their graham cracker, marsmallowy, chocolaty rainbow bear stuffed sandwiches lived happily ever after! ( But only at dessert time!) The End!




Ingredients

-Graham Crackers
-Marshmallows
- package of chocolate bars (Hershey's or whatever kind you like)
-1 bag of Gummy Bears

Vamos a la cocina!

These a super simple to make!

  • Place ½  Graham Cracker on a small microwaveable plate. Top with ¼ of a HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate Bar and one large Marshmallow and sprinkle on 4-6 Gummy Bears.
  • Cook in your microwave on high for about 8-10 seconds or until marshmallow puffs and grows. Be careful not to let them cook to long, because the Gummy Bears will liquefy quickly.
  • Take them out and Enjoy! Disfrutalo!

  • Monday, August 26, 2013

    Klondike Gusher Bars

    Hola Amigos!!! Yes, it's been a very long time since my last post......I have come to realize in these long, long months that baking, blogging and photography are my total addictions.



    Since I've not really been able to do them consistently in real life, they have been taking over my sueños (dreams). So even though I'm still not able to bring you all the yumminess that lives inside my head...... I just can't take it anymore!


    I've decided to bring you quick little morditas (bites) of quick goodies I've made like milkshakes, ice cream sundaes and maybe a cookie or two!


    Or even if I spy something that looks super delicioso! I'll snap a pic and share them with you, so that you can see some of the ooey gooey desserts that inspire me! I've decided to call these super easy recipes my

    B.E.S.O.S- which stands for : Basic, Easy, Straightforward & Outrageously Simple!

    These Klondike Gusher Bars will not disappoint!

    All you need is: a box of Klondike Bars, Gushers fruit snacks, Smuckers hard shell chocolate coating and sprinkles.

    Vamos a la cocina!

    Unwrap your gushers first then your frozen Klondike Bars. Drizzle one side of the ice cream bar with chocolate shell then dip one side of the ice cream bar in your colorful sprinkles ( I used paraleil sprinkles). Be sure to work quickly because the ice cream can melt pretty fast, now drizzle more chocolate shell all over the bars and place on the Gusher sprinkles!

    Voila!

     Instant smiles will appear when you serve these colorful rainbow bars of love!

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