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Apple pie

My mother recently found this recipe that a friend had written for me a few years ago. So nice to see her recipe again! at the time I thought it would be a good Christmas recipe, here goes just as she taught  me:


For the dough:

250 gr of flour

150 gr of butter

125 gr of sugar

1 beaten egg

lemon zest

pinch of salt

For the filling:

500 gr of reinetas apples

50 gr of sugar

1 envelope of custard

ground cinnamon



In a bowl put the flour, the butter, sugar, salt, grated lemon and half of the egg together. With two knives cut the butter into small pieces, then knead with your fingers until you get a good dough.

Grease the mold (20 cm) and line it with 2/3 of the dough, put it in the fridge for 30 minutes, like the rest of the dough.

Peel and cut the apples into thin slices, sprinkle with the sugar, cinnamon, the envelope of custard and mix everything well, also add the raisins.

Pour the filling into the mold and distribute well until it covers the entire surface, with the rest of the dough make the decoration. You can make strips in the form of grid, like the classic apple pie, in this case, to give a more festive touch I have chosen to shape the dough with cookie cutters and place it beautifully on top.

To finish, paint with the leftover egg. Take to the oven at 180ºC for about 45 minutes. Served with vanilla ice cream takes it to another level.

Bon Appetite!

Happy Holidays!

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Spiced Cookies

A bite of one of these cookies and a lot of spicy flavors start to take over.



200 gr of flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

100 gr of brown sugar

100 g of butter (at room temperature)

1 egg

3 teaspoons of milk

orange  zest



1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

3 or 4 ground cloves

1 teaspoon ground ginger

a pinch of ground white pepper

1 teaspoon ground cardamom

1 teaspoon ground anise

1 teaspoon nutmeg

In a bowl, mix the butter with the sugar until it is well integrated, then add the beaten egg, continue mixing and add the rest of the ingredients, at the end add the flour and mix until there is a compact mass. If you have time, let the dough rest for an hour, so the dough will be well impregnated with all the flavor of the spices.

Then start to mold the cookies, take small pieces of dough and make small balls with your hands. Place the dough balls in a tray lined with baking paper, lightly squeeze them on top with a spoon. Take to the oven, previously heated to 180ºC, for 10 minutes or until they look golden brown.

Let them cool a bit before eating, if you can wait ..;) The smell that they leave at home is really nice and gets us ready to start baking for the upcoming Christmas holidays; they are SO good! Enjoy!


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Ginger cookies

Just in time before we find ourselves face to face with the holiday season and just before closing the year, here there is a new recipe..:) I haven´t published a lot of recipes during this year, but that was fo a good reason…so now, I writing this post with a beautiful baby girl by my side 🙂


Now with a lot of good energy, getting strong to start and slowly get back again to the ‘baking world’

Very easy gingerbread recipe:


125 gr butter (at room temperature)

250 gr of flour

1 trickle of milk

180 gr brown sugar

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

1 tablespoon ground ginger

1 beaten egg

A pinch of ground cardamom (optional)


1/2 tablespoon of chemical yeast

Agave syrup (optional)

For glaze:

2 egg whites

4 tablespoons of dusting sugar



Soften the butter and mix well with the sugar, then add the beaten egg, the vanilla essence, the dash of milk and the syrup of agave (optional) mix well. Then add to the butter mixture the flour, cinnamon, ginger and yeast, all sieved, mix well until all the ingredients are integrated.

Make a ball with the dough and if you have the time let it rest in the refrigerator  half an hour or one hour; Then flatten the dough with the help of a rolling pin and then make the Christmas figures with cookie cutters.



Put in the oven at 180ºC for about 10/15 minutes or when they get brown around the edges, let them cool down.


The glaze:

Whisk the egg whites, add the sugar little by little and continue beating a few more minutes until it has a higher consistency but not meringue (here you can also add a little bit of vanilla essence). With the help of a pastry sleeve, decorate to your taste.


They are very rich and they have a juicy texture; also very appropriate to do with children on Xistmas dates.