Buñuelos

Buñuelos

In my family, we’ve been eating buñuelos for as long as I can remember!

Blanca, isn’t the shape of buñuelos round? Buñuelos is a traditional dessert that is prepared in different ways both in Spain and in Latin American countries. However, this buñuelos recipe come from southern Spain, and they are characterized by having a hole in the middle.

These crispy fritters are known in some places as the Spanish doughnuts.

This traditional dish is part of our family customs. When Christmas arrives, we all get together in Arcos de la Frontera to celebrate the beginning of the holidays.

La Buñuelada

My great aunt Chari invites us all to go to her house in Arcos, which has a very large patio, and that is where they fry buñuelos to celebrate the beginning of the Christmas holidays. We call this la buñuelada.

As soon as the buñuelos are removed from the boiling oil, they are drained and dusted with sugar. Then, they pass them around on trays and, we all chat about on how the year has gone and their new resolutions for the coming year, while eating these sweet treats.

The magic touch is to eat them with hot chocolate, as it is a bit chilly outside in the patio at this time of the year.

This is a tradition similar to that of churros, but here in Arcos it is made with buñuelos.

The way of making the batter and frying these fritters is a real art. However, it is a traditional dessert that is prepared in different ways both in Spain and in Latin American countries.

I share with you this original buñuelos recipe from the south of Spain so that you can live, in the best possible way, the incredible experience that we all spend together in la buñuelada at Christmas time.

How to Make Buñuelos

Buñuelos is a Spanish classic dessert made from basic ingredients such as flour, water, salt and yeast. In the elaboration process, it is very important to follow this recipe instructions to make the batter well and to fry them so that they come out fluffy, light, not too fatty and well done inside.

1. In a large bowl, add 250 ml of warm (not boiling) water, a teaspoon of salt and 50 grams of fresh yeast. Dissolve.

2. Add in 250 grams of flour and integrate by hand.

3. Add in the remaining water (750 ml) and flour (750 ml) and integrate by hand.

How to Make the Batter?

According to this old buñuelos recipe, preparation of batter is key to get fluffy and light buñuelos. The texture of the batter is neither solid nor very liquid, it is rather sticky. The way you mix the batter is very important: with an open hand, you pat the batter until well combined, without flattening or kneading. You mix with an open hand until all the flour is integrated. Plus. you will notice that it sticks to your hand as you mix.

4. When the mixture is free of flour lumps, cover it with a cloth and let it rest for an hour to rise. Do not cover it with cling film since it is important that air enters. Then, place the bowl near a heat source. I place it in the oven turned off for an hour. When the hour has passed you will see that the dough is bubbling and higher, so much so that it may be touching the cloth. Keep in mind that the dough will rise.

Now you have the buñuelos batter ready to fry!

5. Pour plenty of sunflower oil in a saucepan, and put it over high heat (level 8 on glass-ceramic).

6. Place a small bowl filled with water and salt next to the saucepan. This is to wet your hands so that the batter does not stick to your hand before frying it.

7. When the oil is hot, with both hands moistened, grab and stretch the batter and with your thumbs make a hole in the middle. Once you have made the hole in the center carefully drop it into the hot oil.

8. Fry buñuelos one at a time until golden brown on both sides. When one side is browned, after about 45 seconds, flip it over to brown the other side. In total, one buñuelo fries in a minute and a half. Use a skimmer to turn them over.

9. When you take them out, leave them on paper towel to absorb the excess oil. Then, sprinkle sugar on top and serve them. Et voilà! You have just made delicious buñuelos in the traditional style!

No two buñuelos are alike, each one has its own shape!

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Classic Spanish Buñuelos Recipe

This buñuelos recipe comes from southern Spain and they are characterized by having a hole in the middle!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Resting Time 1 hr
Course Afternoon Snack, Dessert
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 8 people
CALORIES 7 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 kilo all-purpose flour
  • 1 liter water
  • 50 gr fresh yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, add 250 ml of warm (not boiling) water, a teaspoon of salt and 50 grams of fresh yeast. Dissolve.
  • Add in 250 grams of flour and integrate by hand. Mix with an open hand, patting the dough, until all the flour is integrated.
  • Add in the remaining water and flour and integrate by hand.
  • When the mixture is free of flour lumps, cover it with a cloth and let it rest for an hour near a heat source.
  • Pour plenty of sunflower oil in a saucepan, and put it over high heat (level 8 on glass-ceramic).
  • Place a small bowl filled with water and salt next to the saucepan to wet your hands.
  • With both hands moistened, grab and stretch the dough, and with your thumbs make a hole in the middle.
  • Fry buñuelos one at a time until golden brown on both sides.
  • Remove buñuelos from the oil and leave them on paper towel to absorb the excess oil. Sprinkle sugar and serve them. Et voilà! You have just made delicious buñuelos in the traditional style!

NUTRITION

Calories: 7kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 299mg | Potassium: 38mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 0.003IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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Spanish Cupcakes

Spanish Cupcakes

This recipe for Spanish cupcakes, also known as magdalenas or Spanish muffins, will surprise you with its fluffiness and taste.

I usually write about desserts that have the power to take us back to our childhood, as that was the main reason to create this blog, but there are also breakfasts and afternoon snacks that have the same effect on us as is the case of these cupcakes!

What´s the difference between French madeleines and Spanish magdalenas ? Basically the main difference is that the French madeleines, and American cupcakes, are made with butter, while these Spanish cupcakes are made with olive oil.

The Spanish magdalena stands out for its combination of simplicity and exquisiteness at the same time.

I remember when I was little, I used to eat them at breakfast or snack time, dipping them in milk or spreading butter on one half. How much I enjoyed eating this delicacy!

If you have never tried it before, I recommend you do so, and if you haven’t done it for a long time, now you have the opportunity to make a homemade magdalena. Don’t you feel like having a freshly baked Spanish muffin for a snack?

How to Make Spanish Cupcakes

1. In a bowl, sift 250 grams of flour and 8 grams of baking powder with a sieve.

2. In a separate bowl, add 2 large size eggs and 200 grams of sugar. Beat with a hand held mixer on high speed for 2 minutes until the mixture turns a pale color. It is preferable that the eggs are at room temperature.

3. Gradually, with the help of a spoon, add the dry ingredients into the eggs mixture. Keep beating on medium speed.

4. Add in 150 ml of olive oil and keep whisking until combined. Do not worry if the mixture is too oily at the beginning, the olive oil will be fully integrated into the batter as you whisk.

5. Add in a teaspoon of vanilla extract and keep beating until integrated. In this step, instead of adding vanilla, you can use lemon zest to make traditional lemony spanish cupcakes.

6. Pour 130 ml of whole milk into the mixture and beat on high speed for three minutes until combined. The milk should also be at room temperature.

The batter is ready!

7. Preheat the oven to 356°F ( 180°C ).

8. Line cupcake pan with cupcake liners. Then spoon the batter evenly into each liner, filling each half the way.

9. Bake for 20 minutes without opening the oven door.

10. When the time is up and cupcakes have browned, remove from the oven and let them cool for 10 minutes. Et voilà! You’ve just made delicious Spanish cupcakes!

If you would like to have more ideas for afternoon snacks, you can find them here!

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Spanish Cupcakes Recipe

This recipe for Spanish cupcakes, also known as magdalenas or Spanish muffins, will surprise you with its fluffiness and taste.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Afternoon Snack, Breakfast
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 15 cupcakes
CALORIES 206 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 large size eggs
  • 200 grams sugar
  • 250 grams all purpose flour
  • 8 grams baking powder
  • 150 ml olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 130 ml whole milk

Instructions
 

  • In a bowl, sift flour and baking powder.
  • In a separate bowl, add the eggs and sugar. Beat with a hand held mixer until the mixture turns a pale color.
  • Add the dry ingredients into the eggs mixture. Keep beating on medium speed.
  • Add in 150 ml of olive oil and keep whisking until combined.
  • Add in a teaspoon of vanilla extract and keep beating until integrated.
  • Pour 130 ml of whole milk into the mixture and beat on high speed for three minutes until combined.
  • Preheat the oven to 356°F ( 180°C ).
  • Line cupcake pan with cupcake liners. Then spoon the batter evenly into each liner, filling each half the way.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and let them cool for 10 minutes. Et voilà! You've just made delicious Spanish cupcakes!

NUTRITION

Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.002g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 75mg | Potassium: 40mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 46IU | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg
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Churros

Churros

I always eat churros for breakfast whenever I go to my grandmother’s village!

When freshly made, churros are deliciously crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.

Are Churros a Typical Spanish Breakfast?

Here in Spain, we don’t eat churros every day, we eat them on special occasions or when we suddenly feel like it, either for breakfast or as a snack. I would say that we consider churro a treat.

Churros come with the shape of loops or sticks, and the way to eat them for breakfast is plain, coating the churro in sugar or dipping it in coffee. We don’t usually dip it in hot chocolate for breakfast since it might be too heavy to start the day!

However, we love eating churros with hot chocolate when we celebrate special occasions such as New Year’s breakfast or special family evenings. Also, churros with hot chocolate is the perfect afternoon snack to eat in the cold winter evenings.

Where to Buy Churros?

You can find freshly made churros in churrerías ( churro shops ), and ready to cook frozen ones in the supermakets. But also you can make them at home, and I got you covered for this one!

Near my house in Madrid, there is a food truck ( the new version of churrería, I guess ) with a huge frying pan in the inside ready to make and sell churros. Every morning you can see people forming long lines to get these sweet treats

What is the Origin of Churros?

The origin of churros is a bit uncertain. On one hand, it is said that Portuguese brought them from China to the Iberian Peninsula. On the other, there is a legend that claims that it was Spanish shepherds who invented this popular dish, as the dough was easy to make and fry during their long stays in the fields. The name churro could come from the churra sheep, a native breed of Castilla y León.

Churros recipe passed from the countryside to the small villages, where churros were made in churrerías. In my view, there is no better smell in the morning than that of freshly baked bread and churros in the villages.

Do you want to learn how to make authentic Spanish churros? Get on board!

How to Make Churros

As a child, I saw these delicious figures as impossible to make; however, I never imagined that I would learn how to make churros.

What Are Churros Made Of?

Churros are a fried dough made of flour, water and salt. In this case we add milk and egg white and you will see how delicious they turn out!

There are two traditional ways of making churros according to old Spanish recipe books. One traditional way to make churros is by adding only flour, water and salt, and the other way is by adding also milk and egg white. The latter is the one I share with you and with which the churros come out exquisite!

Believe it or not, churros are very easy to make. For this reason I’ve carefully broken down each step of this churros recipe, so that your churros come out perfect the first time.

Easy Homemade Churros Recipe

1. In a saucepan, add 1/2 cup of milk, 1/2 cup of water and a pinch of salt. Put it over medium heat until boil.

2. Sift 1 cup of all-purpose flour into a small bowl, to then add it into the saucepan with the milk mixture. Cook the flour in the saucepan for one and a half minutes over medium heat. Keep stirring, with a wooden spoon, while preventing the dough from sticking to the sides of the pan.

3. Remove the saucepan from the heat and put the dough in a bowl. Then, add in one egg white to the mixture and keep stirring. You can knead the dough with your hands but be careful not to burn yourself!

Tip for this third step: Knead until the dough absorbs the egg white. You will know the dough is well done when you knead without it sticking to your hands.

4. Let the dough rest for 10 minutes.

5. Meanwhile, pour plenty of soft olive oil (> 200 ml) in a (9 inch) frying pan and put it over medium heat for 8/9 minutes until it reaches 356°F ( 180°C ). I use a cooking thermometer to measure the temperature.

10 minutes later…

6. Once the oil is ready, load the dough into a churro maker. Then, pipe lines about 4″ long.

Tips for this sixth step:

  • You can pipe the dough either directly into the hot oil or onto a piece of parchment paper before frying.
  • I recommend using a churro maker to make churros. If you don’t have one, another way to make churros is using a piping bag fitted with an open star tip.

7. Fry the churros for 3 minutes on each side until golden brown. Total time in the pan: 6 minutes approx.

8. Remove the churros from the pan with a skimmer and place them on paper towel to absorb the excess oil.

9. In a small bowl, add 100 grams of sugar and coat the freshly made churros in. Et voilà… you have delicious homemade churros for breakfast or afternoon snack!

If you liked these Spanish churros, I challenge you trying other traditional Spanish desserts!

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Authentic Spanish Churros Recipe

These authentic Spanish churros are made of simple ingredients: flour, water, salt and egg white. You will love them!
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 10 units
CALORIES 54 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup full-cream milk
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 egg white

Instructions
 

  • In a saucepan, add ½ cup of milk, ½ cup of water and a pinch of salt. Heat over medium flame until it starts to boil.
  • Sift 1 cup of flour into a small bowl; then, add the flour to the saucepan with the milk and water. Cook the flour in the saucepan for one and a half minutes over medium heat.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat, place the dough in a bowl and then add an egg white to the mixture. Keep stirring. You can knead the dough with your hands but be careful not to burn yourself.
  • Let the dough rest for 10 minutes.
  • Pour plenty of soft olive oil (> 200 ml) in a 9 inch frying pan and put it over medium heat for 8/9 minutes until it reaches  356°F ( 180°C ).
  • Once the oil is hot, load the dough into a churro maker. Then, pipe lines about 4″ long.
  • Fry the churros for 3 minutes on each side until golden brown. Total time in the pan: 6 minutes approx.
  • Remove the churros from the pan with a skimmer and place them on a plate with kitchen paper to absorb the excess oil.
  • In a small bowl, add 100 grams of sugar and coat the freshly made churros in. Et voilà… you have churros for breakfast or afternoon snack!

NUTRITION

Calories: 54kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg
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French Toast & Pain Perdu

French Toast & Pain Perdu

In August 1994, Victor was on a plane to Paris on a mission to learn French with a Parisian family. However, he never expected to learn how to make pain perdu, the authentic French toast.

At that time, the culture of France was totally unknown to him.He didn’t speak the language, he didn’t know any of the family members beforehand, and he felt that at the age of 13, the adventure might be too challenging for him.

The first few days were a bit harsh, but little by little he got used to that situation. Besides he was in a wonderful city!

Oui and non was the only thing he knew to answer when spoken to. He always answered, even if he didn’t understand a word of what was being said.

A few weeks later they took a super-fast train to Lyon, and from there they went by car to a cottage in the French Alps. On that trip he was lucky enough to witness the Tour and see Miguel Indurain ride past in his yellow jersey.


The mother of that family taught him to make two very simple French dishes. The first was to boil an egg for 5 minutes, break the top of the shell and dip buttered bread in the yolk. A real treat. The second recipe was the famous pain perdu recipe, the authentic french toast, which consisted of using the leftover bread from the day before and turning it into a sweet delicacy.

How to Make Pain Perdu

1. The bread you can use to make pain perdu can be loaf bread, ciabatta or baguette, preferably stale bread from the day before.

It is best to use stale bread to prepare this dessert, as it holds the egg-milk mixture better without falling apart.

2. In a bowl, add 2 eggs and a pinch of salt. In another bowl, pour 200 ml of milk.

3 . Cut the bread into 0.5/1 inch slices.

4. Grease the pan with a tablespoon of butter and put it over high heat.

5. Dip a bread slice in the milk for one second on each side.

6. Now dip the same slice in the egg for one second on each side.

7. Place the same slice in the greased pan for one minute on one side, or when it starts to brown, and another minute on the other side. Do the same with the rest of the bread slices.

8. Before serving, sprinkle a little sugar on top of the pain perdu… Et voilà! Enjoy eating pain perdu!

French Toast Recipe

French toast is the pain perdu American version and has become a popular dish for brunch or breakfast. Although french toast recipe is similar to pain perdu´s, both are made differently.

The main difference between the original pain perdu and French toast is that in the latter all the ingredients are mixed together in one bowl, while for the first one it´s used two different bowl instead. In addition, the french toast recipe is made of ingredients that aren´t in the pain perdu recipe, such as cinnamon, vanilla, and nutmeg. The final dressing is accompanied by maple syrup, jam, sugar or red fruits.

How to Make French Toast

1. In a bowl, pour 100 ml of whole milk and add 2 eggs, a teaspoon of cinnamon, a teaspoon of vanilla sugar, or vanilla extract, a pinch of salt and a pinch of nutmeg. Beat with a whisk and set aside.

It is best to use bread from the day before to prepare this dessert, as it holds the egg-milk mixture better without falling apart or becoming soggy. Some people recommend slicing the bread the night before and letting it dry a little overnight. However, it is also fine to use fresh bread when making this french toast recipe.

2. If you use unsliced bread, slice the bread into four 1-inch slices.

You can use either slice sandwich bread (bimbo) or brioche.

3. Grease the pan with a tablespoon of butter and put it over high fire.

4 . Dip one slice of bread in the egg mixture for 6 seconds on each side.

5. Place the same slice in the greased pan for 40 seconds on one side, or when it starts to brown, and another minute on the other side. Do the same with the rest of the slices.

6. Take the toast out of the pan and drain it briefly on kitchen paper.

7. Now it´s time to dress it with whatever you like: maple syrup, jam, berries, sugar… Et voilà! You have made a delicious French toast!

If you like French desserts, try making this chocolate mousse cake. On the other hand, if you like American desserts, try making either American pancakes , or the famous carrot cake or this banana bread.

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French Toast & Pain Perdu

Both recipes are very easy to make!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American, French
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

Pain Perdu

  • 1 stale loaf bread
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 200 ml whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

French Toast

  • 4 slices of sliced bread
  • 2 eggs
  • 100 ml whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar or vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 pinch of salt

Frying pan

  • 1 tablespoon butter

Instructions
 

Pain Perdu

  • In a bowl, add 2 eggs and a pinch of salt. In another bowl, pour 200 ml of milk.
  • Cut the bread into 0.5/1 inch slices.
  • Grease the pan with a tablespoon of butter and put it over high heat.
  • Dip a bread slice in the milk for one second on each side.
  • Now dip the same slice in the egg for one second on each side.
  • Place the same slice in the greased pan for one minute on one side, or when it starts to brown, and another minute on the other side.
  • Before serving, sprinkle a little sugar on top of the pain perdu… Et voilà! Enjoy eating pain perdu!

French Toast

  • In a bowl, pour milk and eggs, cinnamon, vanilla, salt and nutmeg. Beat with a whisk and set aside.
  • Slice the bread into four 1-inch slices.
  • Grease the pan with a tablespoon of butter and put it over high fire.
  • Dip one slice of bread in the egg mixture for 6 seconds on each side.
  • Place the same slice in the greased pan for 40 seconds on one side, or when it starts to brown, and another 40 seconds on the other side.
  • Take the toast out of the pan and drain it briefly on kitchen paper.
  • Now it´s time to dress it with whatever you like: maple syrup, jam, berries, sugar… Et voilà! You have made a delicious French toast!
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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

I love this banana bread recipe with chocolate chips. And I´m sure you will too!

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This chocolate chip banana bread recipe is, without a doubt, the best way to use up those ripe bananas that are still sitting uneaten in your fruit bowl..

Spoiler! They will eat those ripe bananas, but in a different way 🙂

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Many people use lemon juice to make banana bread; instead, I like to use Greek yoghurt to make a very moist banana bread.

Should I use lemon juice or yoghurt to make banana bread?

Since these two ingredients are essential to activate the baking soda, some people rather use lemon juice, and others prefer yoghurt as ingredient for their banana bread.

How do I know when a banana is ripe?

When the bananas start to have a dull yellowish color, with brown and black shades. Then you can consider that it is a banana that is ripening.

The darker the bananas are, the better! That means they are very ripe and the riper the bananas are, the more moist and sweeter the bread will be and more banana flavour it will have!

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It’s time to use those ripe bananas!

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe

1. Preheat the oven to 356°F ( 180°C ).

2. Melt 115 grams of butter in the microwave for 45 seconds. Don´t worry if some pieces are still solid when you take it out, it will finish melting when you stir it. I recommend cutting the butter into chunks (3 or 4) so it will melt faster.

3. Pour the melted butter in a bowl and then add three ripe bananas. Mix together with a fork while mashing the bananas. 

4. Add two eggs, 75 grams of Greek yogurt and one teaspoon of vanilla extract into your banana mixture. Tip: If you don´t have yogurt, you can use sour cream instead. Continue stirring with a fork until everything is mixed. You can use an electric hand mixer at low speed if desired. Set aside.

Dry Ingredients

5. In a separate bowl, add your dry ingredients: 270 grams of flour, a teaspoon of baking soda (6 grams), a teaspoon of baking powder (6 grams), a pinch of salt and a teaspoon of cinnamon. Stir with a whisk until everything is well combined.

6. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix all together with a spatula until well combined. You will notice the batter getting brownie and more solid.

7. Prepare the 10-inch loaf pan by first spreading butter over all four sides and bottom and then adding flour to the buttered pan. This will help you unmold the bread later.

8. Pour the batter into the pan and sprinkle some chocolate chips on top of the batter just before baking.

9. Bake for 50 minutes. I recommend you not to open the oven door during this time. When the time is up insert a cake tester (or a knife) into the center of the banana bread to check whether it is done. If the tester comes out clean … Et voilà! You have made a delicious banana bread with chocolate chips!

If you liked this chocolate chip banana bread, I encourage you to try making our lemon yogurt cake or this marble cake.

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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe

This banana bread recipe is, without a doubt, the best way to use up those ripe bananas that are still unused in the fruit bowl. If you want to give your banana bread a chocolate flavour, you can sprinkle some chocolate chips on top of the batter just before baking.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 pieces
CALORIES 213 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup butter ( 115 grams )
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs ( Large )
  • ½ plain Greek yogurt ( 75 grams )
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Dry Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour ( 270 grams )
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda ( 6 grams )
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder ( 6 grams )
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 356°F ( 180°C ).
  • Heat 115 grams of butter in the microwave for 45 seconds.
  • Pour the melted butter in a bowl and add in three ripe bananas. Mix all together with a fork.
  • Add in the eggs, Greek yogurt and vanilla. Keep stirring with a fork until everything is well combined. Set aside the bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, add the dry ingredients. Stir with a wire whisk until everything is well combined.
  • Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir with a spatula until well blended.
  • Butter and flour a 10 inch loaf pan.
  • Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 50 minutes.
  • When the time is up insert a cake tester (or a knife) into the center of the banana bread to check whether it is done. If the tester comes out clean … Et voilà! You have made a delicious banana bread!

NUTRITION

Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 241mg | Potassium: 154mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 358IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1mg
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Homemade Crepes

Homemade Crepes

This is a basic crepe recipe that I learned in my school years, therefore, not long ago 😉

These crepes can be served as either breakfast, dessert or snack. In my case, I make them to sweeten the afternoons I spend at home with my children 🙂

To make these treats perfectly, you will need a bit of practice. I remember the first crepes I made in my life didn’t come out well; as result, I promised myself, by then, that I would end up making incredibly good crepes. Therefore, according to my children, I have succeeded! With patience and practice you will get them just right.

That’s why I want to share with you this basic step-by-step recipe for crepes so that these delicacies turn out just as well.

Eating Crepes with Nutella in Nature

This summer 2021 I had the good fortune to visit my friend Pati in Cantabria.

North of Spain is known for its incredible landscapes and wonderful beaches; nonetheless, not always days are sunny there. This time I was very lucky to get sunny days, something unsual in this region.

One of the beaches I visited was the Langre beach. The sights there are beautiful since you see a huge cliff surrounding the beach; however, to get to the beach you need to go down stairs. Before going down, I saw a small roullote on a esplanade, inside which there was a couple selling… guess what? Yes, that’s right, they were selling crepes. What kind of utopia was that? Eating crepes with Nutella in nature? Not even in the best of my dreams.

A wooden table and seats made from tree trunks. Coffee. Nutella crepes. The sea. The mountain. That’s all I needed.

Easy Crepes Recipe

You’ll love this easy crepe recipe. Also, learning how to make crepes is not difficult, although it does take a bit of practice at first. Although the couple from the roullote used an electric crepe maker, the result using a frying pan will be almost the same.

Once you know how to make this easy crepes recipe, you will be able to make sweet and savory crepe dishes.

How to Make Crepes

  • In a hand blender bowl/jar, add 1 egg, 1 cup of full-cream milk, 1 cup of flour, a pinch of salt and a teaspoon of sunflower oil. Beat with an electric hand blender until there are no lumps.
  • In a 9.5 inch frying pan, add a small knob of unsalted butter over medium-high heat (level 7 on glass-ceramic ). When butter is melted, spread the butter well over the pan with paper towel.
  • Pour batter with the help of a ladle into the pan and slightly tilt and turn the pan so that the mixture is evenly distributed.
  • Without touching the batter, let it cook for about 1 minute. When you see that the crepe is golden brown, lift the edge a little with a skimmer spoon and turn it over. Wait a few seconds until the other side is also done. When it is ready, remove it from the heat and start again with another crepe.

Once you have the crepe out of the pan, it’s time to put whatever you like on it: Nutella, dulce de leche or sugar and lemon. The way I add Nutella is to spread it on half of the crepe and fold it twice. Optionally, you can decorate the crepe with chocolate syrup.

If you like chocolate desserts , you can also try making chocolate truffles, chocolate cake with cookies or chocolate mousse cake.

If you like crepes, I encourage you to also try these crepes suzettes.

crepes-receta

Easy Crepes Recipe

You will love this easy recipe for crepes!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Course Afternoon Snack, Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine French
Servings 4 units
CALORIES 176 kcal

Ingredients
  

Crepe Batter

  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup full-cream milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon sunflower oil

Frying Pan

  • 1 knob unsalted butter

Instructions
 

  • Add all the ingredients in a hand blender bowl. Beat with an electric hand blender until there are no lumps.
  • In a 9.5 inch frying pan, add a small knob of unsalted butter over medium-high heat. When butter is melted, spread the butter well over the pan with paper towel.
  • Pour a little of the batter into the pan and slightly tilt and turn the pan so that the batter is evenly distributed.
  • Let it cook for about 1 minute. When you see your crepe is golden brown, turn it over with the help of a skimmer spoon or spatula. Wait until the other side is also done and then remove it out of the pan. Start again the process.

NUTRITION

Calories: 176kcal
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