Caramel Sauce

Panela Caramel
Panela Caramel
 

Ingredients
1 cup organic panela
ยฝ cup half-and-half
4 tablespoons butter
๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ of salt
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Directions
Heat the panela, half-and-half, butter and salt in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook while whisking gently for 5 to 7 minutes, it will gradually get thicker. Add the vanilla and cook another minute. Remove from heat, let cool and enjoy! ๐Ÿจ

 

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

OBELO | Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients
2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 3/4 cups organic panela
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups old-fashioned oats
2 cups dark chocolate chunks

Directions
Preheat oven to 375ยฐ F ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Combine flour, baking soda and salt, in a bowl. Beat panela and butter in large mixing bowl until creamy. Beat in eggs and vanilla extract. Gradually mix in dry mixture. Stir in oats and chocolate chunks. Drop generous tablespoon onto baking sheets.

Bake for 9 to 10 minutes for chewy cookies, or 12 to 13 minutes for crispier cookies. Let cool, dunk in milk, eat immediately. ๐Ÿช 

Sweet and Salty Peanuts

Sweet and Salty Peanuts
Sweet and Salty Peanuts
 

Ingredients
1 cup peanuts (roasted and unsalted)
ยฝ cup panela
2 tablespoons water
ยฝ teaspoon salt 


Directions
Heat panela and water in a sauce pan over medium-low heat. Stir constantly until the panela dissolved, then add the nuts. Continue stirring until the liquid reduces to a thick syrup, evenly coating the nuts. Pour onto wax paper, sprinkle with salt. 

 

Sweet and Spicy Peanuts with Fresh Cilantro

Sweet and Spicy Peanuts
Sweet and Spicy Peanuts
 

Ingredients
1 cup peanuts (roasted and unsalted)
ยฝ cup panela
ยผ  teaspoon cayenne pepper
ยผ teaspoon salt
โ…› teaspoon paprika
2 tablespoons water

Directions
Heat panela, cayenne pepper, salt, paprika and water in a sauce pan over medium-low heat. Stir constantly until the panela dissolved, then add the nuts. Continue stirring until the liquid reduces to a thick syrup, evenly coating the nuts. Pour onto wax paper, sprinkle with fresh cilantro. 

 

Chocolate Santafereรฑo

OBELO | Chocolate Santafereรฑo
OBELO | Chocolate Santafereรฑo

This style of hot chocolate is popular in Colombia's capital, Bogotรก. It's perfect for chilly mornings when you're 8,660 feet closer to the stars, as the locals like to say.  Chocolate Santafereรฑo is traditionally made with Luker Chocolate, panela and served with queso blanco. Like panela, Luker is a staple in most Colombian pantries, they've been making high quality chocolate since 1906.  

Ingredients
4 cups water
8 tablespoons organic panela
ยผ teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 cubes chocolate  

Directions
In a saucepan, heat water over medium-low heat to just before it simmers, add chocolate and reduce heat to low. Once chocolate is melted, add panela and cinnamon. Whisk vigorously (with a molinillo if you have one) and serve with queso blanco.

Baked Brie Cheese with Cranberry Sauce

OBELO | Baked Brie
OBELO | Baked Brie
OBELO | Baked Brie
OBELO | Baked Brie

Ingredients
8 ounce round brie cheese
12 ounce bag of cranberries
ยฝ cup organic panela
2 cinnamon sticks
ยผ teaspoon ground nutmeg
โ…› teaspoon ground cloves
1 tablespoon orange zest
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons candied ginger
ยผ cup almonds

Directions
Preheat oven to 425ยฐ ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Bring cranberries, panela, cinnamon stick, nutmeg, cloves, and ยพ cup water to a simmer in a medium saucepan. Cover and simmer for 7 to 9 minutes, or until the cranberries are just beginning to burst and the sauce is beginning to thicken.

Add orange zest, chopped candied ginger and vanilla extract. Simmer uncovered for 1 to 2 minutes. Take out the cinnamon stick, then transfer sauce to a bowl to let it cool completely.

Once cooled, top brie with cranberry sauce and sprinkle chopped almonds on top.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until the sauce is bubbling and the cheese is gooey. Donโ€™t bake for too long, itโ€™ll be a mess.

Garnish with rosemary, serve with crackers and wine. ๐Ÿท