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Quince Thumbprint Cookies

Quince Thumbprint Cookies

In Uruguay they are called "Ojitos", in Argentina we call the "Pepas". Doesn’t matter what name I use, truth is these cookies take me back to my school years, when I use to buy big bags of these quince thumbprints cookies to eat during breaktime. I vividly remember sitting at the side of our school kiosk, holding a packet of pepas, talking to my friends. A regular day. I made them because make me travel to a happy place, and I thought I'd share because maybe they will do the same for you. And we need thar right now!
Quince Thumbprint Cookies
Pão de queijo

Pão de queijo

I’ve been wanting to post a pão de queijo recipe for as long as I can remember. But it isn’t easy finding cassava starch (almidon de mandioca in Spanish) that the recipe calls for in Paris, so I kept postponing. I then realized Amazon would be a good place to look for this ingredient. And bingo! I found it!
This little cheese bread balls will rock your world. They are gluten free, not diet though haha. They are easy to make, they are tasty, people love them, you MUST eat them as soon as they leave the oven (so nothing about the waiting to cooldown nonsense!). Also, they are fluffy and will melt in your mouth. So, no excuses. You NEED these in your life.
Pão de queijo
Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

Sometimes mistakes turn into great things. This is one of those times. I was attempting something completely different, I was trying to make fluffier, lighter financiers, but they turned out too light when I first tested them. I needed a solution to my problem. And then I remembered cupcakes. As it happens, I had plenty of paper molds at home, and I thought to myself the planets are aligning. Suddenly my financier frustration became cupcake hope.
This is the lightest, moistest, most delicious lemon cupcake you will ever try. It’s incredible. And it’s all thanks to the egg whites: beat egg whites to be more precise. It’s a game changer. And the brown butter. Always the butter. You know I live in France, right? We can’t go without butter long. 😊
Lemon Meringue Cupcakes