Sweet Recipes

Panettone

Panettone

Christmas is coming and I the Panetonne season is now open. At least at home it started on December 1st haha I don't know about you, but I have always had respect for the panettone... I’ve had the fixed idea that it was very difficult, and I was never going to succeed, specially at home without professional baking equipment. I can assure you; homemade Italian sweat bread is very much doable. It just takes time, patience and precision.
If you follow these tips and the recipe I explain in detail and success is assured. Obviously, practice makes perfect and therefore it’s very important. The more you make Panettone the better it's going to work out. Like everything. Just don’t get frustrated if on your first try the crumb is not as airy as you’d imagined it would be. Just try again and you will get better every time.
Panettone
Yule Log

Yule Log

One week until Christmas!! I’m so excited to be going home to Argentina for the holidays! We get to enjoy summer and be with family! Great combination. Also, I’m planning what my collaboration for Christmas Eve dinner will be! We always get together with by big family, cousins and aunts and uncles and brothers and sisters and their kids. A big bunch. And everybody takes something so that the host doesn’t have to do all the work! I’m thinking this year I’ll make Panettone, a Yule Log cake, a Pavlova (we have summertime Christmas in the Southern hemisphere 😊) and caramelized almonds. And maybe some rolls for dinner, because we do eat before dessert!
For now, let’s focus back on our recipe. Yay! It’s time to plan for dessert if you haven’t already. Here’s a traditional French Christmas dessert “Bûche de Noël”, simple and easy to make. And the best part is that you can prepare everything in advance and only do the assembly of the cake on Christmas Day or Christmas Eve depending on when you celebrate this holiday!
Yule Log
Cranberry Oat White Chocolate Cookies

Cranberry Oat White Chocolate Cookies

It’s cold rainy and we have had a general strike going for a week now here in Paris. And they are saying it will most definitely last until Christmas and maybe even more. I’m really looking forward to Argentina, summertime and family time. A little sun and blue sky to shorten our very harsh and long winter sounds perfect right now.
In the meantime, all one can really do with all this rain and cold is bake! And in my quest for the perfect edible gift I remembered these cookies. They are to die for. Really. I am a little partial when it comes to white chocolate, but even so I think probably one of the best cookies I’ve had lately. A great gift to offer during this holiday season! They are so pretty!
Cranberry Oat White Chocolate Cookies