Spanish desserts are usually made from egg yolks and milk. The best-known desserts of Spain are smooth and creamy custards, such as flan, crema catalana, and tocino de cielo. There are many different types of cheese dessert recipes, which date back to the early sixteenth century. Greixonera de brossat and quesadas are some of the famous cheese desserts. Here are some of the easy Spanish dessert recipes that could be mashed up in a jiffy.
Simple Spanish Dessert Recipes
Flan is a caramel custard which is not only light on your stomach, but also delicious. This recipe would serve 12 people.
- Custard molds, 12
- Eggs, 5
- Egg yolks, 2
- Lemon zest, 2 strips
- Cinnamon stick, 1
- Milk, 4 Cups
- Granulated sugar, 1 cup
- Sugar, ½ cup
- Start by preheating the oven to 300ºF. Next step is to prepare the caramelized sugar. Spread ½ cup of sugar evenly on a thick bottom saucepan and place it over medium-low flame. Allow it to slowly turn yellow and then a golden syrup, and finally into a brown caramel sauce.
- Now, swiftly pour the caramel into the 12 caramel molds and tilt the mold, so it can cover the sides and the bottom evenly. Do this swiftly because the change in temperature causes the caramel to solidify rapidly. Keep this aside.
- Combine milk, lemon zest, and cinnamon in a saucepan, and heat it until it begins to boil. Lower the flame and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from the stove and allow the milk to cool.
- Whisk the whole eggs, the egg yolks and granulated sugar, till they become foamy. Sieve the cooled milk through a fine mesh and mix it with the egg mixture. Blend well. Now, pour the mixture into the custard molds.
- Arrange the custard molds on a baking tray and pour boiling water to a depth of about one inch to create a water bath. Bake for 1.5 hours or until the custard is set. Remove the custard molds from the water bath and allow it to cool. Once cool, cover and refrigerate the custard molds. Serve chilled.
Strawberry and Orange Sorbet with Cava
- Frozen strawberries (thawed), 10 oz.
- Orange juice, 1 cup
- Cava (Spanish wine), 1 cup
- Sugar, ½ cup
- Water, ¼ cup
- Few fresh strawberries
- Boil water and sugar, until sugar dissolves in it.
- Puree the thawed strawberries in a food processor.
- Mix this with the sugar syrup.
- Add orange and the wine to it. Stir well. Refrigerate the mixture, until chilled.
- Now, in an ice-cream blender, blend the chilled strawberry mixture.
- Transfer it to a container and freeze it.
- Serve in a sorbet glass.
- Top the scoop with berries and dry nuts.
The above mentioned recipes are easy and super quick to make. So, if you have guests over, you can make any of them and your guest are sure to be impressed!