Granola Las Bugambilias

In Oaxaca we stayed at a charming bed and breakfast place called La Casa de los Sabores, and it truly was a House of Flavours. Each morning we were presented with a glorious breakfast from the local cuisine, including a divine granola that took Galit’s fancy. She particularly liked the crunchy texture and the Amaranth ...

Empanadas de Choclo: Sweet Corn and Cheese Pasties

Empanadas de Choclo: Sweet Corn and Cheese Pasties
Galit decided to put on a vegetarian Mexican dinner party. Bean burritos are a standard at our home but we wanted something extra. These empanadas have a creamy, sweet and salty filling. There is a bit of work in the pastry but it has a great texture and flavour – exactly what I want. Empanadas ...

Guacamole (Avocado Dip)

Manolito’s was a Tex-Mex restaurant in my home town and Sue Dempsey smuggled out a couple of recipes. Their Guacamole was okay, but not great, which I blame on the sour cream they added (300 grams of it). Without the sour cream it was better. With a bit more garlic and a dash of lemon ...

Cheese Enchiladas

This is a variation of a recipe I’ve been using for years. The result is tasty, simple and looks good. Although enchiladas are meant to be made with tortillas I usually use crepes. The filling and sauce can all be made before hand; just leave the assembly to the last moment. The quantities given below ...

Chile Con Queso (Chilli with Cheese)

Manolito’s was a Tex-Mex restaurant in my home town. Sue Dempsey smuggled out a couple of recipes. Chile Con Queso literally means chilli with cheese. This recipe is yum, but rich. Very rich.  Chile Con Queso (Chilli with Cheese) Chile Con Queso literally means chilli with cheese. Delicious but rich. Print Recipe Ingredients  1 cup Onion4 ...

Tortillas – Mexican Pancakes

These are great. Soft and resilient. The only tortilla recipe I’ve ever used where the tortillas hung together once stuffed full of goodies. Tortillas - Mexican Pancakes Marie Bray The only tortilla recipe I’ve ever used where the tortillas hung together once stuffed full of goodies. Print Recipe Ingredients  1/4 cup cornmeal fine1/2 cup cold water1/2 ...