arroz con leche, rice pudding inspired by abuelas

I have a confession to make. I have an addiction to competition. The need to succeed is a wonderful thing but sometimes it distracts us from our real passions and aspirations. For the past month I’ve been allowing my desire to win a food52 contest consume me (along with a lot of sangria, biscochitos, flan, … Continue reading

Flan de Calabaza for Thanksgiving, Better than Pumpkin Pie!

{Featured Content: November 8, 2010} I’ve found that flan is one of those desserts that people either absolutely relish or absolutely despise. Those of you who love it need no convincing. But those of you who gag at the idea of sticky-sweet caramelized sugar atop a rich eggy custard, I swear that your distaste for flan will vanish … Continue reading

Postres: Pastel de Leche de Coco (Coconut Milk Cake)

Hot muggy days inspire cool citrusy desserts. This recipe is a rendition of a chiffon cake developed by a baker in Mérida, Mexico via Barbara Hansen’s Mexican Cookery. I simplified the chiffon recipe by breaking it down to wet/dry rather than separating the yolks from the fluffy whites and remixing it all in the end … Continue reading