Base de Tarta. Facile y Rapido y Deliciosa. (It’s Kitchen Therapy in Guatemala)

As I write this, the sun is rising over volcanos in Guatemala. In the distance, Fuego (one of the largest and most active) occasionally greets the land with a flume of smoke. The lake below me is still and peaceful. It’s a beautiful balance to the flour-dusted day that awaits.

We are at Eagle’s Nest, a children’s home, school, and church that sits high on a mountain overlooking the villages of Solola and Panajachel on Lake Atitlan. My team, an incredible group of folks from Austin Christian Fellowship and Hill Country Bible Church, is doing activities with the sweet kids here – and two workshops at a special retreat for local women. We’ve got a “spa” where the ladies are getting hand massages and manicures, and a “bakery” where women are getting to play with sugar and spice.

So what do you teach women who live in houses and huts? What ingredients might be found in both grocery stores and in open air markets? What might be baked in electric ovens and wood stoves?

The answer? Pie! That’s right. Beautiful, simple pie. I’m thankful for Susie Davis’s recipe for No-Roll Pie Crust. It’s “facile, rapido, y deliciosa.” And now it’s gone global. You can see it in English here, but in case you’d like to be adventurous, here it is en Espanol.

Base de Tarta


1-1/2 taza de harina

2 cucharadas de azucar

1/2 cucharadita de sal

1 cucharada de leche

1/2 taza de aciete


En un molde de pie mezcla las ingredientes secos. En una taza de 1 un litro, mezcla los ingredientes mojadas. Usando un tenedor todos o usar sus dedos para mezclar bien. Presione en el molde de pie con la forma del pie molde. Puede rellanar con fruta y azucar o hornear 20 minutes hasta la mezcla esta bronceada y despues rellanario. Horno 172 c.


If you read this, say a sweet prayer for the women we’re ministering to here in Guatemala. Pray for the children at Eagle’s Nest. And pray for this country. Your prayers make her shine.

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About Ronne Rock

LIFE. LOVE. LEADERSHIP. AND A LITTLE #KITCHENTHERAPY. Ronne Rock’s heart finds its strongest beat where beauty and pain collide – because hope always finds us in the shattered places. There’s more than 30 years of marketing and communications experience in her bones, and she finds great joy in sharing leadership wisdom as a regular contributor to Orange Leaders and QARA. But more often than not these days, she's with the vulnerable in difficult places around the world, gathering stories that change stories. Find Ronne's words in "For You, Love" the prayer journal that invites you to respond, and in Everbloom, a collection of stories from the Redbud Writers Guild. She is currently writing, "Building Eden: Principles of a Grace-Filled Leadership that Restores and Redeems."   Ronne is represented by Karen Neumair at Credo Communications.

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