Collection by philippwagner


Rating: 4.5 stars 100
My father and grandparents were born in Czechoslovakia. I use to watch my grandmother make these small pastries at Christmas time and I couldn't wait to eat them when she was all done. I do hope you will enjoy this recipe as much as I do. You will need a large area to work.

Rugelach III

Rating: 4.5 stars 27
A melt in your mouth cookie with an apricot filling that people beg for every year.

Grandma Johnson's Scones

Rating: 5 stars 2576
A basic scone recipe that really does the trick. Tried and tested through 3 generations of kids. Simply the best anywhere!

Simple Scones

Rating: 5 stars 2987
Tender scones made with butter and sour cream, packed with juicy raisins.

Barbadian Plain Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 71
My grandmother, Gladys Payne Gittens, came here from Barbados about 1906. She read this to me over the phone when I was in law school in 1978. Thanks to my friend Elayne, the Soulful Yenta, to whom I gave a copy, I was able to find this on Mother's Day. It's a great simple pound cake, good with tea.

Budin (Puerto Rican Bread Pudding)

Rating: 5 stars 60
Budin is a delicious traditional anise-flavored Puerto Rican bread pudding.

Arroz con Leche

Rating: 4.5 stars 69
This Arroz con Leche is the Cuban version of rice pudding. It's richer and sweeter than regular rice pudding. Being Cuban myself, I prefer this version of this delicious dessert to any other. Before serving, sprinkle with cinnamon or garnish with a cinnamon stick, for flair.

Pasteles De Coco (Coconut Pastries)

Rating: 4.5 stars 9
I fell in love with these Cuban Pastries while on vacation in Miami. I was so excited when I figured out how to duplicate them when I got home. For optimum quality, enjoy these pastries shortly after cooling, or on the same day they're baked.

Key Lime Pie I

Rating: 4.5 stars 305
This pie is always well received whenever served - it is light and refreshing and very attractive, too. An all-time favorite! You may substitute the key lime juice with a mixture of 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice and 1/4 cup fresh lime juice.