sábado, 27 de febrero de 2010

Orange Sponge Cake

Recipes for simple and delicious cakes are a must this days that we have so many things to do and so little time to bake.

So that´s why I want to show you this delicious Orange Sponge Cake

1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
6 egg yolks
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
1/2 fresh orange juice
6 egg whites
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 cup of sugar (for the egg whites)

1 cup sifted powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
evaporated milk
4 Tbsp. slivered almonds

Beat egg yolks with sugar, add orange peel and little by little the orange juice.
Gradually add the flour.
In a separate bowl beat the egg whites, the cream of tartar and little by little the rest of the sugar(1/2 cup).
Fold the egg white mix with the egg yolk mixture.
Pour into greased and floured ring pan.
Bake at 325 degrees for 50 min. aprox.
In mixing bowl stir together powdered sugar, vanilla and add enough evaporated milk to make of drizzling consistency(about 2 Tbsp).
Drizzle over the top of the cake.
sprinkle almonds

lunes, 22 de febrero de 2010

Buttermilk Coffee Cake

I love coffee cakes, they´re rich in textures, and can be just as simple as this one, or you can add apples, cherries, banana, blueberries, etc.
They give you the idea of being homemade, even if they´re not.
You can enjoy them with different kinds of ice cream, mmmmm.....
I created this coffee cake by accident, I was thinking on doing a classic cherry coffee cake, but when everything was ready I didn´t have any cherry filling.
So this delicious cake came out:
80 grs. butter, 1/2 cup caster sugar,200 grs. buttermilk, 4 eggs, 1 tsp baking powder, 1Tbsp vanilla, 1 1/2 cups flour
60 grs. butter, 70 grs. flour, 1/4 cup caster sugar, 1tsp vanilla, 1 tsp cinnamon
powder sugar (optional

Preheat oven to 375 f. grease and flour a round mold.
Prepare Streussel: mix all ingredients and put into the freezer for 20 min aprox.

For the cake: In a medium mixing bowl, cream butter, then add caster sugar, then buttermilk, and eggs, beating between each ingredient.
Then add the vanilla, baking powder and flour.
Pour batter into prepared mold.
Break Streussel into crumbs, and place them on top of the batter, dust a little caster sugar and cinnamon on top as well, just what your fingers can sprinkle.Bake until little brown.Let cool for 20 min, and if you like, dust some powder sugar on top.

sábado, 13 de febrero de 2010

A Recipe for Friendship

A good friend is very hard to find,
when you do find one
be sure not to let them go,
they´re treasures in our life.

You know I love recipes, there aren´t recipes to finding friends,
but this recipe is a good one for being a good friend.

A Recipe for Friendship

You will need:

a pinch of happiness
1 handful of kindness
2 spoonfuls of gentleness
1 litre of sharing
a teaspoonful of helpfulness
3 heaped tablespoons of laughter
100g of smiles
a sprinkling of cheerfulness
100g of love


Mix all these together. Then you will have the perfect friend.

The only way to have a friend is to be one

So this Valentine´s cake is for you all, my dear friends

jueves, 11 de febrero de 2010

Sweet and Pink

This recipe, is the clasic sable cookie dough you can use any mold that you like, depending on the occassion for Valentine´s Day of course the heart shape is perfect.
You can use different size heart molds.
the recipe:

Still not Valentine's Day, so what can we do? a good idea is to keep on baking, keep on decorating, hearts, and hearts, pink and red are the official colors.
so why loosing time buying anything? if we can do it by ourselves, people are going to love it.

But most important, tell your friends, you need them, tell them you care about them, and tell them each day is happier just because you have them.

So special friends, I do care about you ok?

miércoles, 10 de febrero de 2010

Valentine´s Creations

Valentine´s day calls for details, just by adding little chocolate hearts to cookies or maybe a chocolate cake can add just what we need to impress our loved ones.

Details not just this 14th of February, it would be just great if we could show how we care to our friends more frecuently, and yes, sweet creations such as cookies or cakes can help, so lets share this love and feelings with our friends.

martes, 9 de febrero de 2010

Valentine´s Day

Valentine´s Day will be here soon, but what do we celebrate? love? friendship? both? I think Love is based on friendship, it comes first.

Having a good friend is like owning a treasure, are you aware of this? Do you tell your friends how important they are for you?
Happiness, sorrows, ups, downs if you have a friend to share all this and feel the love back, you´re really lucky.

Today I send one of this cookies to my friends, I hope you enjoy it as I enjoy making them for you.
You can see the recipe here:

domingo, 7 de febrero de 2010


Welcome to my blog, I hope you can find it interesting! I will comment on design, food and recipes, new creations, ideas, thoughts, and my new projects in life.

I am a Graphic Designer, worked as a freelance and teached for 8 years in Universidad Anáhuac, Mexico City, then life changed my future and I started a bakery bussiness, now after 8 years, the passion continues, not the bussiness, which has given me time to continue my experience with flavors,textures,shapes,colors,just as a Designer/Baker would do.

you can find my creations here: http://www.grouprecipes.com/people/magali777

Valentine´s day is coming soon, so I will be sharing recipes and ideas with you, in fact the 13th February is my birthday, so I guess it makes me a little more creative, or at least more enthusiastic