9 December 2016

Spiced stollen Plait (Trenza de Stollen con especias) Christmas recipes

About Christmas

Finally I made a recipe especially for Christmas times !!
I have others stollen recipes (because I love it) and you can find in my label : Christmas recipes

This stollen recipe from the traditional German sweet yeasted fruit bread which is delicious in Christmas, serve thickly sliced for breakfast brunch or with a cup of tea.

Source : BBC good food


140 g mixed dried fruit (I used raisins, dried cherries and others dried fruits)
4 tablespoons brandy or dark rum
225 ml milk
3 tablespoons clear honey
85 grams butter cut into cubes
500 grams strong plain flour  plus extra for dusting
10 g. sachet fast action dried yeast
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg finely grated
1 tsp groun cinnamon
1 tasp mixed spice
1 large egg beaten, plus 1 to glaze
zest 1 lemon
zest 1 orange
oil for greasing
300 g marzipan handful flaked almonds
icing sugar for dusting

About marzipan you can buy in stores or make your own
(This year for first time I made my own marzipan  if you want look  in Delicious Magazine)


1. Put the dried fruit in a bowl with the brandy or rum, cover with cling film and microwave in high for  1 minute.
Set aside to cool while you make the dough.

2. Pour the milk and honey into a pan and heat untilthey just come to the boil, then remove from the heat, add the butter and set aside to cool a little, swirling now and then to melt the butter.
Meanwhile mix the flour, yeast, spices and 1/2 tsp salt in a large bowl.

3. When the milk has cooled to body temperature, pour into the flour bowl. Add the egg and zest, and mix together with a spoon, then with your hands, until the mixture comes together as a dough. If it's a little sticky add a little extra flour.

4. Tip out onto your lightly floured work surface and knead for 10 minutes or until smooth and elastic.
Transfer to a clea, lightly greased bowl, cover with greased cling film and leave to prove for 2 hours or until doubled in size.
You can put the dough in the fridge for up to 2 days at this point, just bring back to room temperature before continuing.

5. When the dough has doubled in size, tip out onto the work surface and knock out the air bubbles. Knead in the soaked fruit.

6 Roll the dough into aq square, roughly 40 x 40 cm, then cut into 3 long strips.
Break the marzipan into 3 balls, the roll each to the same lenght as the strips of dough.
Put 1 marzipan sausage on top of each strip of dough, then pinch the sides of the dough together to encase the marzipan  - so you have 3 long sausages of marzipan -filled dough. Flip the dough over so the seams are  underneath, then  pinch the 3 ends together.
Tightly plait the dough, pinching together to seal when you finish.
Place the plait on a baking tray lined with baking parchment, tucking the ends under for a neat finish.
Cover loselu with a sheet of cling film, leave to prove for 30 minutes.

7. Heat oven to 180°c.
Uncovcer the plait brush with the beaten egg and sprinkle over the almonds .
Bake on the middle shelf of the oven for 30 minutes until golden brown and coolked thrugh.


Trenza de stollen con especias

30 November 2016

Apple - raspberry Pie (Pie de manzanas y frambuesas)

Many people ask me why I have a recipe blog.
 Certainly I would not necessarily have to give an explanation but in Chile people are curious. 
I do not make money. I do not make promotions.

I do it for the simple pleasure of sharing and because I have inherited from my grandmothers and my mother the love of cooking.
Sometimes the time is short, I am taking care of my mom (after my dad died) care two dogs (one is 1 and a half months old.
And care about my twins and hubby :)
Sometimes I make my posts with Wolf (the puppy)  in my arms cause is like a baby.!


But especially I love baking. 
 It relaxes me makes me loose the problems, the urgencies, this difficult and selfish world. 
And I've always been like this is not from now only.
I also like share , people always ask me for recipes.

I love Pies and since hubby was saying "there are lots of apples" so I was  looking  for a recipe and found this  with raspberries  and apples  and we  loved it!

Source : Country living

This recipe is from November 2015, and Im happy Country living recipes are amazing and never fail. 


Basic Pie dough

2 1/2 cups all purpose  flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 cup cold ulsalted butter cut up
1/4 cup ice water
Whisk together flour, salt and sugar.
Cut  in butter until it resembles, coarse meal with several pea size remaining.
Add water  1 tablespoon at a time and pull dough together into a crumbly pile  (add more water if needed)
Refrigerate until firm (1 1/2 hour)

Apple-raspberry pie

2 tablespoons all purpose flour
plus more for surface
1 recipe Basic Pie dough
1/4 cup raspberry jam
2 tablespon granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
 2 pounds granny smith, Fuji or golden delicious apples peeled and thiny sliced.
1 cup frozen raspberries
Egg wash  for brushing crust
raw sugar for sprinkling


Preheat oven to 180°c (350°F) On a floured surface  rool one disk of dough in circle.
Transfer to a pie plate.

Whisk together flour, jam, granulated sugar,vanilla and salt.
Add apples and raspberries, toss to coat. Transfer to pie plate. Refrigerate  15 minutes.

On a floured surface  roll remaining disk of dough and make a circle. Cut into strips discard trimmings.
Weave strips into a lattice pattern over fruit.
Fold bottom over lattice edges and crimp to seal.
Brush dough with egg wash (1 yolk with 2 spoonfuls of milk) and sprinkle with raw sugar. Freeze 15 minutes.
Bake on a baking sheet until golden and bubblking about 60 minutes.
Cool on a rack at least 2 hours.

Print recipe here

En español

Pie de frambuesas

Muchas personas me preguntan  porque tengo un blog de recetas (hace 8 años)
Cuando empezé eramos pocas, en Chile casi nadie.
Asi que a la mayoria las conoci afuera, De USA, de Inglaterra, de Canada, India, South Africa etc.
La verdad es que no tendria que explicar.
Pero la gente aqui es curiosa y no entienden que no gane plata y que trabaje en esto.
Tampoco tengo auspiciadores.
La verdad es que lo hago porque me encanta cocinar especialmente hornear. Y lo hago desde los 12 años.

Aprendi de mis dos abuelas, una española y la otra chilena además de mi mama. Todas estupendas cocineras y muchas recetas de ella estan aqui.

Cuando el mundo es dificil, egoista y aburrido  me encanta cocinar y hacer posts. Por mi haria mas seguido pero me ha cambiado un poco la vida.
Cuido a mi mama que tiene 86 años desde que murio mi papa y estoy feliz de hacerlo! pero además debo cuidar 2 perros y uno tiene 1 mes y 1/2 y estan los mellizos. pero ademas tengo muy buenos amigos aca que los conozco hace 8 años.
En resumen lo hago por placer y por compartir nada mas.

Me encantan los pies de fruta y por eso hice este de manzanas y frambuesas. Delicioso.


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