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Old 04-19-2009, 10:43 AM   #1
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Quick, easy to make Mexican dessert?

Hello guys!

Anyone know a simple mexican dessert that I can make using ingredients from a grocery store? I'd prefer something special, salsa and chips is a little trite, but if it's a special salsa then sure!

Open to any suggestions!
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Old 04-19-2009, 11:01 AM   #2
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Old 04-19-2009, 11:05 AM   #3
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Flan isn't really all that simple though. It is very authentic.

Feel up to a challenge dergyll?
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Old 04-19-2009, 11:10 AM   #4
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Sure! Ill put my cook hat on...hold on



Ok shoot
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Old 04-19-2009, 11:15 AM   #5
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Mexican Chocolate Sundaes

Mexican Chocolate Sundaes
cup whipping cream
cup hot water
2 teaspoons instant espresso powder
8 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
teaspoon ground cinnamon

Whisk cream, hot water and espresso powder in heavy small saucepan to blend. Bring to simmer over medium heat. Remove from heat. Add chocolate and stir until melted and smooth. Stir in cinnamon. (Sauce can be made 3 days ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Re-warm over low heat just until pourable before using.
Serve over coffee ice cream with Cinnamon-Sugar Tortilla Crisps.

Cinnamon-Sugar Tortilla Crisps
cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
4 (8-inch) flour tortillas

Mix butter, sugar and cinnamon in small bowl to blend. Spread butter mixture evenly over tortillas. Cut each tortilla into 8 wedges. Place wedges on baking sheets, buttered side up, spacing apart. Preheat oven to 400. Bake tortillas uncovered until crisp, puffed and golden, about 8 minutes. Remove from oven.
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Old 04-19-2009, 11:17 AM   #6
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Lemon Granita and Polvorones

Not really "quick" - but very easy.
Classic Lemon Granita
4 cups sugar
6 cups water
2 cups fresh lemon juice
3 teaspoons grated lemon rind

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, and cook 1 minute or until sugar dissolves, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, and let cool. Pour cooled mixture into a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish. Cover and freeze for at least 8 hours or until firm. Remove mixture from freezer; scrape and spoon mixture into food processor; blend until smooth and creamy. Spoon into a container, cover and re-freeze overnight. Yields 36 (1/3-cup) servings.

Polvorones ("Mexican Wedding Cookies")
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup ground peanuts or almonds
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup butter; cut up
powdered sugar
colored tissue paper squares; (4 x 4 inches)
wax paper squares; (4 x 4 inches)

Combine first 4 ingredients. Cut in butter until crumbly. (Can combine in food processor all together, including chopped nuts.) Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll into an 8 x 6-inch rectangle (1/2-inch thick). Cut into 24 (2 x 1-inch) pieces. Arrange on a lightly greased baking sheet.
Bake at 350 for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Roll in powdered sugar. Top each tissue square with a wax paper square. Place a polvorone in center; wrap, twisting ends to seal.
Yields 2 dozen.
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Old 04-19-2009, 11:19 AM   #7
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Sopapillas

You can make a quick faux-sopapilla by cutting large tortillas (try to find the kind that is made fresh, like at a farmer's market, vs. the thick ones they have at the store) into wedges and pan frying them in a mix of melted butter and vegetable oil. When they are browned and crispy, remove them from the heat, drain briefly on paper towels and drizzle with honey, cinnamon and sugar. Serve them with whipped cream topped with some more cinnamon.

You can also make a quick version of Mexican hot chocolate by making hot chocolate from a packet (try to find dark chocolate flavored) and adding some cayenne pepper and cinnamon. Again, top with whipped cream and cinnamon.
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Old 04-19-2009, 11:32 AM   #8
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Sure! Ill put my cook hat on...hold on



Ok shoot
OK, this isn't the one I was thinking of, but its from the same User. Dina is a fantastic cook and has Mexican roots too. So, here is her Chocolate Flan dessert. You have to scroll down a bit for the recipe.
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Old 04-19-2009, 11:35 AM   #9
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Easy Flan Recipe
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Old 04-19-2009, 11:36 AM   #10
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I guess I'm craving a creamy dessert!!
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