25 March 2015

Black sesame chocolate-banana loaf cakes (cakes de plátano y semillas de sésamo)

Of course I love sesamo recipes and love this  made in  little loaf pans.
A delicious and fun recipe: Chocolate,bananas and sesame seeds!

Adapted from: Food & Wine


servings: make 4 small loafs cakes

1/3 cup canola oil
1/2 cup black sesame seeds
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas
1/3 cup greek yogurt
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 large eggs
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

for topping

1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon black sesame seeds
1 tablespoon white sesame seeds


Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°c) Oil the loaf pans and arrangue them on a large rimmed baking sheet.
In a spice grinder, pulse the black sesame seeds into a powder. In a medium bowl whisk the ground sesame seeds  with flour,cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.

In a food processor, combine the bananas with greek yogurt and lemon juice and pure until smooth. 
In a large bowl, beat the eggs with the sugar until pale. Beat in the banana mixture, milk, oil  and vanilla.    Beat in the dry ingredientes in three additions until uniform in color, do not overbeat.
Scrape the batter into prepared pans and smooth the tops.
Sprinkle the brown sugar and sesame seeds on top.
Bake the cakes for 40 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center of each loaf comes out wit a few moist crumbs attached.
Let the cakes cool completely, then turn them onto a platter-

Note: The cakes can be refrigerated for up to 3 days. return to room temperature before serving.

En español

Cakes de plátano (banana) y semillas de sésamo

Estos cakes se pueden hacer en moldes pequeños como estos o en uno grande normal (alargado).
Tambien quiero agregar que si no encuentran sésamo negro se puede ocupar sólo sesamo blanco.
Los plátanos le dan una humedad muy rica a este cake y mezclado con el chocolate queda super!


1 /3 taza de aceite vegetal
1/2 taza de semillas de sésamo negras o blancas

23 March 2015

Zucchini and grated cheese quiche (quiche de zpallitos italianos y queso parmesano)

Quiche is a savoury,open faced pastry crust with a filling of savoury custard with cheese, seafood and /or vegetables.

Quiche can be served hot or cold.It is part of french cuisine but is really popular in other counties, especially as party food-

Recipes for custards baked in pastry containing meat, fish or fruits are referred  in the 14th century and in 15th century cookbooks as well.

My favorites are with veggies and cheese, but I love too with seafood or chicken.

Source; Cuisine actuelle


1 brisée tart crust  (recipe here)
100 grams grated cheese (gruyere, cheddar or pármesan cheese)
6 cherry tomatoes 
2 medium zucchini
40 ml fresh cream or  greek yogurt
3 eggs
1 teaspoon of Provence herbs( is a mix of thyme,oregano,basil and rosemary)
you can make your own mix here
2 tablespoon   olive oil
salt and pepper


Preheat oven to 200 ° C. Roll out the shortcrust pastry in a pie pan and prick it with a fork.

 Wash the zucchini and cut into very thin slices. Heat the olive oil in a pan and add the zucchini slices.

 Add the herbs, salt and pepper. Sauté over medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring often.
 Break the eggs into a bowl. Add the cream, salt and pepper and 50 grams of grated cheese and whisk with a fork. 

Pour the mixture into the pie shell. Arrange the zucchini slices on top. Sprinkle with  remained grated cheese and place half cherry tomatoes on top, cut face up.

 Bake at 200 ° C for 30 minutes or until are golden in the top.

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En español 
quiche de zapallitos y queso parmesano


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