Baking Classics: Tri-Color Polvorones

Baking Classics The Technique Tri-Color Polvorones Bright, festive cookies such as Polvorones Amarillo & Tri-Color Polvorones have long been staples in panaderias. Their cheery nature tends to draw you in. Tri-Color Polvorones may be prepared with a batch of polvoron dough. Simply divide it into three portions, then tint each with traditional yellow, pink & brown color. Many times […]

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Baking Classics: Polvorones Amarillo

Baking Classics The Technique Polvorones Amarillo Polvorones Amarillo or Mexican Yellow Sugar Cookies are a fun addition to any collection of sweets you plan to serve guests during the holidays. They begin by using a lovely naranja or orange scented polvoron dough while a bit of granulated sugar & food coloring paste creates their signature appearance. […]

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The Basics: Vegetable Shortening

Cooking & Baking Essentials The Technique Vegetable Shortening Vegetable Shortening is a valuable kitchen ingredient. Although many consider it to have some negative characteristics, the main being lack of flavor, it does have a place in recipe applications. Vegetable Shortening may be used in making all sorts of baked goods ranging from flaky pie crusts, biscuits […]

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Baking Classics: Polvorones Con Aroma A Naranja

Baking Classics The Technique Polvorones Con Aroma A Naranja Polvorones Con Aroma A Naranja or Orange Scented Polvorones are a simple variation to this classic polvoron dough. It is the shaping technique that distinguishes it from other styles as just a cookie scoop & a drinking glass are needed to replicate the look. If variety […]

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Baking Classics: Galletas Con Grageas

Baking Classics The Technique Galletas Con Grageas Galletas Con Grageas, also referred to as polvorones Mexicanos or Galletas Con Chochitos, is a classic Mexican cookie style that begins with Polvoron dough. It’s thinly rolled, cut into circles, brushed with an egg wash & topped with colorful dragees. The cookies have a soft texture & may be found in […]

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The Basics: Polvoron

Baking Essentials The Technique Polvoron There are many authentic Mexican cookies that are wonderful to serve during the holidays & beyond. Polvoron is a soft Spanish shortbread or simple sugar-based dough consisting of butter, shortening or a combination of the two, sugar, flour & leavening yet sometimes nuts may be included. It many be used many different […]

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The Basics: The Egg Wash

Cooking & Baking Essentials The Technique The Egg Wash There are several ways an egg wash may be prepared. Different ingredients may be used in order to create specific coloration. Sometimes, the egg wash is necessary in order to ensure toppings & enhancements stick to the surface, too. Whisking together an egg with a splash […]

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Baking Classics: Buttermilk Marranitos

Baking Classics The Technique Buttermilk Marranitos Gingerbread cookies filled with molasses & spice have long been a Christmas tradition in many cultures. One of the most iconic versions are marranitos, Mexican gingerbread pigs. A relatively classic dough with hints of canela en polvo & allspice scent this formula flawlessly while buttermilk adds good twang & […]

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