Thursday, May 29, 2014

Galleta de Malefica


Muchas veces me da miedo hacer las caritas, así es que decidí hacerlas sin carita,. 


Una de mis películas favoritas es La Bella Durmiente, desde niña me encantan, tuve la oportunidad de participar en una obra de teatro en la escuela y me toco hacer el papel de Malefica, muaka, muaka, como me diverti, mi mama me hizo el disfraz, mi hermana y mi cuñado me hicieron los cuernos y el zopilote!! Estaba padrísimo  la capa todavia la tengo por ahi, pero los cuernos eran de papel mache y quien sabe que les paso. 

Al pasar de los tiempos encontré mi principe azul y tuvimos una princesita que como le gustaba ver la película, nos aprendimos todos los diálogos, porque no se si les pasa como a mi, que escucho mas la television o las películas mas que verlas y los diálogos me los aprendo fácilmente y con mas razón la película que la vi ( o escuche) como 100,000 veces  ( estoy exagerando ) .

Y ahora mi nenita tuvo la oportunidad de participar en el Ballet de La Bella Durmiente, como amiga de Aurora, estuvo padrísimo y fue muy padre recordar la película, escuchar la música de Tchaikovsky,  que es tan bonita y mas que nada ver bailar a todas las bailarinas que lo hicieron tan bonito.  

La película es muy diferente a el Ballet, no sabíamos porque el gato con botas, caperucita, el pájaro azul, son invitados a la boda de Aurora  y el Principe, así es que investigamos y el Autor de la Bella durmiente ( Charles Perrault) es el mismo autor de la caperucita, el gato con botas y el pájaro azul, asi es que en  creador del ballet de la bella durmiente ( Marius Petipa, en 1889) quiso hacer un  hacer un tributo al autor,  eso me imagino yo. 


Mi Nenita hecha galleta!!







Tenia muchas ganas de hacer las galletas inspiradas en el ballet, pero el tiempo se me fue encima y no pude hacerlo, lo único que hice fueron las bailarinas inspiradas en el vestuario de mi hija, para regalarles a sus amigas. Y hasta ahora les comparto unas fotos de las galletas que hice inspiradas mas bien en la película de Disney y también les comparto un tutorial de como hacer una galleta de Maléfica. 






Para esto necesitaras lo siguiente:

*  Masa de galletas favorita
*  Cortador cuadrado de 4 in
*  Royal Icing, consistencia media y fluida
*  Manga pastelera, cople y duya PME #1.5
*  Americolor en color negro,  avocado y regal purple
*  Papel, lapiz y colores
*  Marcadores comestibles
*  Papel Parchment
*  Luster powder en Gold
*  Pincel

PROCEDIMIENTO:

1)  En una papel haz el trazo de la cara de Malefica, dibujala de color negro y morado 

2)  Hacer el trazo en el papel parchment utlizando el marcador comestible. 



3) Preparar una manga pastelera con icing en color natural y duya # 1.5.

4)  Delinear el borde de tu trazo. 



5)  Preparar royal icing fluido en color negro, verde y morado.

6)  Rellenar tu figura y dejar secar.  Hice dos diseños uno inspirado en la película de Disney y la otra inspirada en la nueva película, "Maleficent".


7)  Hornear una galleta cuadrada, dejarla enfriar, rellenarla de icing en color natural y dejarla secar. 

8)  Cuando tu transfer este seco, cuidadosamente despegarlo del papel y poner un poco de icing en la parte de atrás como si fuera resisto y pegarlo en el centro del cuadro. 






Esta es la galleta inspirada en la pelicula de Malefica. 









9)  Puedes decorar el borde del cuadro para que parezca un marco y le puedes dar un toque de dorado para que se vea como un cuadro Vintage.

Tengo muchas ganas de ver la película, espero que este muy bonita. 
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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Edible Mineralized Blush... ohhh yes!!!

I am the kind of girl that can't leave the house without make up...   if I don't put some, I feel not put together. 

For this season I am predicting that orange tones will be the trend, jajajaja, well not sure about that, but I love orange tones!! So I make this little collection in that color, but you can make them in the color of your choice. 

These cookies will be perfect for those little or not so little girls that always steal you make up, and also can be a great gift for your BFF. 

You will need:

*  Foolproof Cookie Recipe
*  3 in and 2 in circle cookie cutter
*  Royal Icing, medium consistency for outline the border and fluid consistency. Click here
*  Americolor in fuchsia,  peach, gold and black
*  Squeeze bottles with coupler and tip #2 and #3
*  Toothpicks

INSTRUCTIONS:

1) Roll out your dough and cut out a 3 in circle, then mark barely the 2 in circle over it, this will help you to guide you and make the inner circle. 











2)  Prepare flooding royal icing and tint it in:  Black,  Coral (one drop of fuchsia and one drop of peach) and gold, and  pour each color in a squeeze bottle with tip #3. 

3)  Prepare medium consistency black royal icing and put it in a squeeze bottle with tip #2 to outline the outside border  of the cookie and the inner circle, and flood it with black  flooding icing.  Let it dry for a little bit. 





4) Flood the inside of the cookie with the mix of fuchsia and peach, and using a skewer stick mark some dots and mix it in a zig zag motion with the stick, and repeat.  Let it dry. 




You can see here a step by step tutorial on how to make dots using sticks. Click HERE 






5)  When it is completely dry, give a little shine smear some luster powder on the top. 






You have your 100% EDIBLE mineralize blush













I love this cookie, you can make your eyeshadows, nail polish and lipstick too!!



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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Chocolate Chip Cut-Out Cookies


When I was a teenager I lived in Mexico, and I used to receive every month an issue of Seventeen Magazine, and It was so exciting going to check the mailbox to see if the magazine was there, I loved to see all the fashion trends, make up and all those girly things, and once in a while they shared a recipe  and off course when I saw the Chocolate cookie recipe I had to try it!!

We were not able to buy chocolate chip cookies in the super markets  in my hometown at that time,  you have to ask somebody to bring you some when they were traveling to USA, it was a LUXURY to have chocolate chip cookies with a nice glass of milk!!

So one day I found the recipe in The Seventeen Magazine, actually I  still have it!!

And try it and OMGsh I love them and everybody love them too!!!

So I baked a lot of them for my friends, I sold some and eat some, maybe just one or two ; ) 


So today I am sharing with you how to make chocolate chip cut out cookies. 

To decorate cookies, you need a smooth surface, right? So you just need to add some chocolate chips to the foolproof cookie recipe. 

Here is what you will need:

* Foolproof cookie recipe
* 1 cup of chocolate chips
* Rolling pin 
* Cookie cutter
* Coffe bean grinder

PROCEDURE:

1)  Put your chocolate chips in the grinder and make them smaller.



2)  Follow the instructions of the foolproof recipe and when you cookie dough is done, add the chocolate chips from step #1 and mix with your hands  until all is  even incorporate. 







3)  Roll out the dough and cut out your cookies.







4)  Bake at 350 for 10-13 minutes, let them cool..put them in a seal tight container in a very safe place, because, if someone see them they will eat them and you will not have nothing left to decorate!!



5) Decorate as you desire!!





I Love this LOL cookie cutter, perfect for these delicious chocolate cookies, I think my daughter will be so happy to have a cookie for dessert. 


Happy Chocolate Chip Day!!!


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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Mason Jar full of LOVE for MOM

Mason Jar





I really like the trend to put in mason jars all kind of stuff, I made a cookie as a mason jar full of hearts few days ago: LOVE IN A BOTTLE, but, now I am doing the real thing!!





I think everybody will be so happy to receive a gift like this,  specially MOMS!! it is so easy to do and looks really cute!!

For this cookies you will need:

* 2 in heart cookie cutter
* Royal Icing
*  Americolor gel in Electric pink and Fuchsia
* Mason Jar
* Ribbon and a silk flower



If you do not have time to make your own cookie dough, you can make the cookie with a store bought sugar cookie dough, Pillsbury is a good one.

The next recipe is so delicious and easy to do.




ORANGE VANILLA COOKIES


This recipe is to make from 90-100, 2 in cookies

INGREDIENTS

1 3/4 bars of butter at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 egg
3 cups flour 
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 Oranges  (zest)
2 tsp (or more) vanilla extract


EQUIPMENT

* Electric Mixer
* Kleen-pack
* Hoops for roller quarter inches wide
* Wooden roller
* Cutters different figures
* Spatula
* Baking Trays
* Wax paper
* Cooling Rack


INSTRUCTIONS

 Pre-heat the oven at 350 F, and have 2-3 baking sheets ready. ( I normally do not lined the baking sheets, but you can lined them with parchment paper)


1) Sift flour with baking powder and salt, set aside.

2) In a large bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter at a low speed  for 2 minutes and slowly add the sugar increasing the speed at medium speed for 3-4 minutes.

3) Add the egg and beat until incorporated into the mixture.

4) Stop the mixer and scrape down the sides of  the bowl with a spatula.

5) Put the vanilla and mix some more.


6)  Add the zest of two oranges and continue beating. 

7) Lower the mixer speed and slowly add the flour until all the flour is incorporated and the dough begins to take off from the sides of the bowl and forms a ball.



8) Refrigerate the dough for 20 or 30 minutes.

9) Roll out the dough on a previously floured surface with a roller to an even 1/4 in thickness.

10) Using a 2 in heart cookie cutter, cut about 24 hearts for one jar.

11) Bake for 10-13 minutes at 350 F until the edges of the cookies look golden and they are still soft to the touch in the center, remove from oven and place on cooling rack.

ROYAL ICING

4 cups powder sugar ( sifted)
2 tbsp of meringue powder
1/4 cup  + 1 tsp water
2-3 drops of marshmallow extract

PROCEDURE

1)  Sifted the powder sugar on your mixing bowl.

2) Mix the meringue powder and water until well combine, be sure that all the meringue powder is dissolve.

3) Start your mixer and pour half of the mix you prepared in #2; if it starts making like big balls, you need to add more of the mix.  When it starts getting softer, mix for 3-5 minuted, until the mix is soft and glossy. 

4) Add the drops of the marshmallow extracts and mix some more. 

The consistency you will need is similar to sour cream, for this cookies you will not make an outline on the cookies, so you don't need a runny icing. 




5)  Divide your icing in two containers and tint them in two shades of pink, I used  Americolor in Electric Pink and Fuchsia.




6)  Add the icing to the hearts and let them dry. 






Now you have your hearts, that are made with real love off course,  now you can fill out your mason jar, add some decorations and VOILA!!!


YOUR LOVE IS NOW IN A BOTTLE, and I think your mom, grandma, EVERYBODY will be so happy to receive a gift like this any time, don't you think?



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Sunday, May 4, 2014

Flank Steak Salad Tostadas, better know as SALPICON TOSTADAS

Today is 5 de Mayo, and for some reason here in the United States people like to celebrate this day with a big party.  Growing up in Mexico, I remember making research papers about this important date in Mexican history, maybe an Assembly in school, but I do not remember making a "big party" to celebrate 5 de Mayo. 

Our Independence day is September 16, and for this day we celebrate a lot!! With good food, drinks, music, fireworks and all the trimmings!!! 

5 de Mayo is the date that Mexico won a battle over France because the French were trying to dominate our country, that was not the only problem Mexico and France had, before winning the battle of 5 de Mayo, there was the "Cake War", a battle that it suppose started because some people that work for the President Santa Ana, went to a French restaurant and ate some cakes and leave the restaurant without paying the bill, this sounds not enough for me to  start a battle, but who knows what other interests or causes were the reasons to started this. 

o.k. less talk more action, the next recipe is one of my favorite dishes and is has the colors of the Mexican flag and it remain me my country a lot, it is delicious!!! I hope you enjoy it as my and my family do.






INGREDIENTS:

BEEF

*  1 lb flank steak
*  1 white onion cut in quarter
*  1 tbs fine sea salt
*  2-3 cloves
*  2-3 corn peppers
*  1 bay leaf

VINAIGRETTE

*  3 tbs distilled white vinegar
*  6 key limes (juice)
*  1 tbs dried Mexican Oregano
*  1 1/2 tsp sea salt
*  1/2 tsp ground black pepper
*  1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

PICO DE GALLO

*  2 Large tomatoes 
*  1 small  onion
*  1 bunch of  chopped cilantro
*  2-3 Serrano peppers




PROCEDURE:

1) Cook the beef in a slow cooker overnight with all the ingredients for the beef. 

2) When the meat is soft, let it cool; an pulled it apart.

3)  Cut the tomatoes and the onion in julienne.



4)  Mix all the ingredients for the vinaigrette and set it a side.


5) Assembly putting the pulled beef, the vinaigrette and the pico de gallo; tossed them and season with salt.



You can enjoy this delicious salpicon with tostadas, chips or you can stuffed avocados or tomatoes...yummmm!!!!




If you celebrate 5 de Mayo, this dish  and a cold beer will be perfect!!!




My mouth is watering I better go and prepare some for this Salpicon!!








Friday, May 2, 2014

Galletas del Derby de Kentucky

Les comparto algunas fotos de unas galletas que hice del tema de "Kentucky Derby cookies", espero les gusten.





La verdad hay tantas cosas tan padres que se pueden hacer de este tema y puedes usar muchos colores, al principio quería hacer todo el blanco, negro y rojo, pero me fue imposible, por mas que veia el website del
Kentucky Derby, mas color se me antojo usar. 



Obviamente que los caballos no pueden faltar!!! Se me hice raro que casi todos los caballos que van a competir son de color cafe/negro, ha de ser alguna característica de los caballos de carreras.




Las rosas son un símbolo principal del Kentucky  Derby. "Derby Roses"

Me gusto mucho el diseño de la rosa y la utilice en varias galletas como acentos. 

Calzado para los Jinetes y los Caballos.



La herradura también es otro símbolo del Derby.



Para las damas, las galletas de los sombreros de todos tipos, colores y tamaños, prometo hace mas estilos mas sofisticados para la próxima vez. 
Women hats cookies.




Un trofeo lleno de Rosas para el gran ganador!!



No se les antoja hacer estas galletas decoradas para tu próxima fiesta al estilo de Kentucky Derby?

Kentucky Derby decorated cookies
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