No Bake Oreo Mini Cheesecakes

Happy Friday!! Here is a fun and no bake cheesecake recipe using an old time favorite cookie: OREO!! It’s too hot here in California that using my oven right now is not a good idea if having my A/C on so I decided to make these mini cheesecakes that set in the fridge with the help of cold whipping cream, I’m not using jello.

Let’s start with the recipe!

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Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’ve always been the kind of person who likes eating cookies. I think it’s my mom’s fault because she always had cookies at home when I was a kid. We really didn’t have chocolate chip cookies in Peru back in the 80’s or early 90’s until Nabisco started selling Chips Ahoy and they became one of my favorites. Mom always sent me a packet of cookies to my lunchbox and I was a happy happy girl.

Now that I make almost all the sweets I eat, specially cookies I always try to twist different things to achieve different textures and today I’ll show you how to make my favorite version so far.

These cookies are made with all-purpose flour, old fashioned oats (big flakes), quick oats (small flakes), mini chocolate chips and chocolate chunks. I think the mixture of flour with the 2 kind of oats make the perfect texture that I was looking for a long time.

As always, I posted a video about how I made these cookies on my Instagram @Pastry_Tales . Don’t forget to follow me there!

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Key Lime Icebox Cake (Carlota de Limon)

Happy Tuesday!! When I was a kid I used to get together with a school friend to bake at my parents house. Of course, all the things we made were super easy , we enjoyed making this dessert that was very popular by then called Carlota de Limon.

This Summer treat has layers of Marias cookies which are thin and round cookies usually vanilla flavored. Also, the layers are made with a cream mixture of fresh key lime juice, sweetened condensed milk and evaporated milk. This is usually all you need to make this dessert BUT because I wanted it to be a little bit firm I added some unflavored gelatin, and no, it won’t be as hard a jello but it will help you to have a clean cut when you serve, specially during hot days.

Don’t forget to watch my stories on Instagram because I just posted how to make this dessert @Pastry_Tales . Also, if you make this, tag me so I know you made it!

Let’s start with the recipe.

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No-Fry Fried Ice Cream

Happy Monday! Hot weather is the perfect time to enjoy a nice scoop of ice cream and Crystal Creamery is offering the best flavors like this delicious Cherry Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream. You know I LOVE the combo chocolate and cherries, this is why I chose to use it to make this delicious dessert that will be your favorite during Summertime.

But before we talk about the recipe, I want to let you know that Crystal Creamery is a local California dairy that is deeply committed to their community. And you should know that LOCAL means FRESH. Also, they use cleaner and simpler ingredients that make their products taste amazing: no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial flavors or colors, no artificial sweeteners, etc. You can find all of their ice cream flavors HERE.

They are so amazing that they have launched a great GIVEAWAY and you can get the chance to win $500 Grand Price. For more information and enter to this giveaway, just click this link: 

You can submit your entrance until July 19, 2020.

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Red Wine Chocolate Cherry Cake

Happy July! Cherry season is in full swing and I had a big bag of cherries to use and some leftover wine from my date night with hubby. I decided to create this easy recipe that you will love if you are a wine and chocolate fan like me.

This cake has chocolate, fresh cherries and red wine. I used Cabernet Sauvignon from my favorite winery Castello Di Amorosa. If you want to know more about this winery, you can visit their website

This cake is perfect if you want a quick treat for that special occasion that you have in mid.

Let’s start with the recipe.

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S’mores Brownies

Happy Monday! We are about to celebrate 4th of July and S’mores are perfect to enjoy during Summer. The combo of graham crackers, chocolate and toasted marshmallows gives the most perfect bite ever. It’s rich but tasty and you want to keep eating more and more.

I’m creating this recipe for the collaboration that I’m hosting on Instagram with my baking friends from all over the world (Monday the 29th June). The theme of this collab is S’mores and you can go ahead follow me @Pastry_Tales and search for the hashtag #smoresbakingfriends so you can see all the desserts that my talented friends made.

This dessert has 3 parts: a graham cracker crust, chocolate brownie and toasted marshmallow.

Let’s start with the recipe.

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Dulce de Leche Angel Pie

Happy Friday! Some days ago my friends from Nielsen Massey sent me some awesome extracts and one of them is the Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract which I love. They asked me if I could make some kind of meringue dessert so I created this tasty dessert that is perfect for Summertime.

The crust is a baked Swiss meringue shell filled with a homemade dulce de leche (or manjar a la olla) cream. Topped with fresh strawberries.

This is a very easy recipe that you can make at home. It’s very pretty and delicious.

Let’s start baking and don’t forget to tag me if you make this recipe Instagram: @Pastry_Tales

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Strawberry Cream Naked Cake

Happy Summer!!! Let’s kick this warmer season with this delicious cake that is perfect for a birthday or any family gathering. This cake is made with egg whites making the texture of the sponge super soft.

A reduced strawberry puree is part of the cake batter, making it very fruity, perfect for Summer. The frosting is a cream made with freeze dried strawberries which will help your frosting not to be runny (fresh fruit can cause that in frostings).

Let’s get started!

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Marble Cake

Happy Friday! This is one of my favorite cakes ever! It looks complicated to make, but really it is very easy! I’m giving you all the tips so you can master a nice marble effect. Also, you can watch how I made this cake on my Instagram @Pastry_Tales

For this cake I’m using butter and oil. The butter will make your cake taste amazing and the oil will help the cake to have a nice texture. I really really like how using butter and oil in the same cake recipe can give you such a nice crumb.

Let’s start with the recipe.

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