For all those wanting exotic sweet flavors, the traditional Mexican dessert recipes given below are worth a try. Mexicans love rich, luxurious textures, and colorful flavors, which are extremely evident in their desserts. Try out a few of these dessert recipes, as they are sure to leave you yearning for more.
- Eggs, 6
- Evaporated milk, 2.13 ounces
- Sweetened condensed milk, 1.14 ounces
- Sugar, 1½ cup
- Vanilla, 1 tsp
- Heat a flat pan, add 1 cup sugar in it, and stir continuously until browned and caramelized.
- Quickly pour approximately 2 tablespoons of caramelized sugar in special flan cookware, tilting it to swirl the caramelized sugar around the sides
- In a blender, whisk all eggs together.
- Add to it the condensed and evaporated milk.
- Gradually add the remaining sugar, and the vanilla.
- Blend after each ingredient is added, until smooth.
- Set aside this custard mixture for a while.
- Pour custard into caramel-lined flan cookware.
- Place the cookware in a large glass or ceramic baking dish, and fill with about 2 inches of hot water.
- Pre-heat the oven to 325°F, bake for 45 minutes in the water, until inserted knife comes out clean.
- Remove and let cool.
- Let each flan cookware cool in refrigerator for 1 hour. Invert it onto a serving plate, and let the caramel sauce flow over the custard. Serve chilled.
Authentic Mexican Bunuelos
- Eggs, 4
- All-purpose flour, 2 cups
- Vegetable oil, 1 cup
- White sugar, 1¼ cup
- Salt, 1 tsp
- Baking powder, 1 tsp
- Ground cinnamon, 1 tsp
- In a large bowl, whisk together eggs with ¼ cup sugar and beat until thick and frothy.
- Add oil to the eggs consistency.
- In another bowl, combine 1½ cup of flour, baking powder, and the salt.
- Gradually add this to the egg mixture and beat well, until smooth and elastic.
- Turn dough out onto a floured board, and knead thoroughly using the remaining ½ cup flour, until dough is smooth.
- Shape dough into small-sized balls, and roll each one into a circle, square, or finger (or any other design one prefers) about 5 inches in diameter.
- Let stand uncovered for about 10 minutes.
- In a frying pan, heat oil and fry until golden brown.
- Drain on paper towels and set aside.
- Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon mixture. Serve warm.
Mexican Style Chocolate Soufflé
- Large eggs, 8
- Chopped Mexican chocolate, 5 disks
- Unsalted butter, ½ cup
- Sweetened whipped cream
- Melt Mexican chocolate and unsalted butter in saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly until the chocolate has melted and blended well with the butter.
- Separate egg yolk from whites, and in another large bowl, whisk egg yolks. Gradually add to it hot chocolate mix and blend well.
- Using an electric egg beater, beat egg whites, until stiff but not dry. Fold ¼ of egg whites into warm chocolate mixture to lighten, and gradually fold in the remaining egg whites.
- Prepare baking soufflé cups by greasing them with butter and sugar.
- Pre-heat an oven to 350°F, place soufflé cups on a baking sheet.
- Bake until tops have risen about ½ inch above rim of cups, and appear dry and crusty.
- Serve soufflés with a topping of sweetened whipped cream.
- Sugar apples, halved, 5
- White sugar, 2½ ounces
- Water, 2 cups
- Lime rind, to garnish
- Place the sugar in a saucepan with water, and bring it to boil, stirring continuously to melt the sugar.
- Reduce the heat and simmer, until you have a thin syrup. Set aside to cool.
- Scoop out the flesh from the sugar apples and press it through a sieve to remove any seeds or skin.
- In a food processor, blend sugar syrup and sugar apple flesh, until smooth. Now, stir in the lime rind.
- Pour this mixture into a container and freeze for a couple of hours. Scoop on ice cream cones or in cups.
Traditional Mexican food recipes can add a variety of taste and flavor to every meal. Mexican desserts are a perfect way to end a meal, and will leave you with a rich, vibrant taste, and a longing for more. These easy and quick desserts are a treat for one and all.