Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Spanish Cuisine: Albaricoques, Tortitas Con Chocolate, Crema de Cacahuete

I've been in the kitchen cooking. Again. I believe that makes it twice in as many months.

My first recent kitchen adventure was a delicious and healthy breakfast creation: Pear yogurt, Special K cereal, and dried apricots. I chopped up the dried apricots myself. By hand. With a sharp knife. (Really. I did.) Then I artfully placed the dried fruit onto the yogurt and cereal.

(Click any image to eat your heart out.)



This evening, I served up (for myself) a superb plate of tortitas de arroz con chocolate, generously spread with crema de cacahuete, and topped by a dollop of mermelada de albaricoque. Sadly, the masterpiece was consumed nearly as quickly as it was created. Next time, I think I'll double the recipe. And speaking of recipes, if you'd like either of these, I'd be very happy to share.

TORTITAS DE ARROZ CON CHOCOLATE, CREMA DE CACAHUETE,
Y MERMELADA DE ALBARICOQUE.
(RICE CAKES WITH CHOCOLATE, PEANUT BUTTER, AND APRICOT JAM.)


Everybody eats when they come to my house (as long as they do the cooking)...

23 comments:

  1. You have every right to be so proud of yourself, Mitchell!! These look so good! I usually have two rice cakes every night with almond better and honey.....but....never thought of the chocolate!! Thanks for the tip.

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    1. Jim:
      I can't take credit for the chocolate this time. These rice cakes actually come with a chocolate top coat. But I have in the past taken plain rice cakes and topped with peanut butter, marmalade, and a piece from a chocolate bar. Even better!

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  2. You are an inspiration to the cooking impaired, Michael! I am trying something new today - roasted onions and nopales. The nopales are fresh off our prickly pear cactus. They can be really slimy if you just saute them. But their taste is reminiscent of asparagus, which is hard to find and impossibly expensive when you do. Hope this experiment works ...

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    1. Wilma:
      Saute? Roast? I'll have to look up those words!

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  3. I see a Food Network show in your future ... "Mitch? Cooks?"

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    1. Bob:
      I love that name for the show! I've been trying to come up with one for months.

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  4. Soon you'll have your own show on the Food Channel. My Mom and late dad always loved apricot pies but they just aren't available anymore.

    Keep up your culinary experiments.

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    1. Stephen:
      I could make you an apricot pie. My recipe: Buy a ready made apple pie. Scoop out the filling. Dump in apricots.

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  5. Mitchell Spanish food is delicious.Graet song

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    1. Gosia:
      It's a good thing Spanish food is delicious. We couldn't live on what I serve.

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  6. Mitchell is cooking?!? I'm so impressed I may just hyperventilate! So you're an apricot fan... try filling a tortilla with some ricotta and apricot jam. Pop it in the microwave for a few seconds and then enjoy.

    You've just given me my new theme song; thanks!

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    1. Jacqueline:
      Maybe I should change the name of my blog, huh? Maybe not.

      I might try that tortilla recipe... except for two problems: hard to find Mexican tortillas here; using the microwave may be too much cooking for me.

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  7. You do artful placement like I do, badly. The tortitas look pretty good though.

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    1. Andrew:
      Well, at least they fit on the plate.

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  8. Unfortunately, people who come to my house to eat don't do any of the cooking!

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    1. Linda:
      If Jerry isn't cooking, our friends know there's no reason to come here.

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  9. Ok, that totally counts as cooking in my books. You might even have to turn an appliance on next time :)

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    1. Cheapchick:
      Thanks! But, unless you're talking about the faucet and the kitchen sink, I'm not so sure about using appliances. That's not my area of expertise.

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  10. ¡Ah ah ah ah! Thanks for teaching me the word for apricots!! You chef, you!

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    1. Judy:
      My pleasure. Let me know if you want either of my recipes.

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  11. OMG CHOCOLATE RICE CAKES!!! that all looks SO GOOD!

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    1. Knatolee:
      My favorite rice cakes are iced with yogurt. I put peanut butter on those, then a dollop of marmalade, and then a chunk of real chocolate. Even better!

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  12. How lovely. You should be in the kitchen more often.

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