Friday, February 12, 2016

Like Water for Chocolate Project: Part Two of the Christmas Rolls--The Stuffing

I gave you the recipe for hard rolls in part one of the Christmas Rolls recipe, and here is the second half; the savory stuffing.


  • 1 can sardines (the kind that I used were packed in olive oil with a bit of lemon)
  • 1/2 chorizo sausage
  • 1 sweet onion
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 can green chiles (I used mild, but to spice it up, use the hot!)
  • 10 hard rolls 
  • fresh bread crumbs

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Like Water For Chocolate Project: Part one of the Christmas Rolls--Hard Rolls

Just recently I read Laura Esquivel's Like Water for Chocolate.  Why have I, someone who loves food, food preparations,culture, and reading, never read this book before now?

I have always heard about the free little libraries that are located all around the world in parks and neighborhoods.  Well, I came across one in a park that I was visiting, and I found Like Water for Chocolate inside, and it had been on my list (which is so long, and I am constantly adding to it) for a long time, so I decided to go ahead and borrow it.

When I started to read this gem of a book, I got a great idea!  Since there is a recipe at the beginning of every chapter, and instructions on how to cook the dish intertwined in the story, the idea that came to me was that I should make each recipe, and present them here to you!  The first of the recipes is for Christmas rolls.  Which, according to the main character, Tita, are traditionally made around Christmas time.  Christmas rolls are hard rolls stuffed with sardines, chorizo, onion, and green chilies.  I'm not usually a fan of chorizo, but combined with the other flavors, it was a flavor explosion!

I have divided this first recipe into two posts since a recipe for hard rolls is also required.

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