Mexicrave ~ Adriana Torres

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The combination of guava and cheese is very popular throughout Latin America. They are two ingredients found in many popular pastries from pies to empanadas. ‘Dulce de guayaba’ (guava candy) and queso fresco can also be served side by side and paired with your favorite wine. The guava paste used in this recipe can be found in the Latin or Hispanic section at your local grocery store. There are also various online stores… Read More

  Churros are very popular in Central and South America but word on the street is, they originated in Spain. Spaniards eat this pastry for breakfast alongside a cup of hot chocolate. The hot chocolate is thicker than most found in the U.S. which makes it perfect for dipping. I remember when my parents would take me to the mall in Mexico on Sundays and bought me a churro filled with cajeta… Read More

Camote enmielado is one of my all-time favorite Mexican desserts. It’s sweet potato cooked in a cane sugar syrup, served warm and topped with evaporated milk. You can find piloncillo  in the Latin section of your grocery store or order it online. Ingredients: 2 sweet potatoes with skin, sliced in 1 inch pieces 1 piloncillo 1 cinnamon stick 1/2 cup water 1 can evaporated milk – In a medium sauce pan, add 1/2 cup… Read More

Flan has to be one of my favorite desserts of all time! This custard is typical in many South and Central American countries and you are sure to find it in every Mexican restaurant. It’s also extremely easy to make! The first recipe is for a plain flan topped with a homemade caramel while the other is topped with delicious guavas. Hope you like it! Flan 2 cans, sweetened condensed milk 4… Read More

These little pieces of heaven are very popular in Brazil and often made for parties or served as a dessert. There are many variations such as the brigadeiro traditionally rolled in chocolate sprinkles and the beijinho most often rolled in coconut flakes or granulated sugar, both pictured below. The texture of these candies is similar to fudge but with a distinct flavor that only condensed milk can provide. My personal favorites are… Read More

      It’s finally fall – my favorite season! So are you craving something warm and sweet? Click this link for recipe:  Empanadas de Calabaza – Pumpkin Empanadas  

Arroz con leche, or rice pudding, is a traditional Mexican dessert made with white rice, evaporated milk, and spices. It tastes great warm especially in the winter months or chill in the refrigerator for a few hours for a delicious summer treat. You can substitute raisins for cranberries or add chopped pecans. Provecho!     * If you are having problems viewing this post you can find this recipe through the following link. Click here: Arroz con Leche. Ingredients: 1 cup white rice, uncooked… Read More