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amers41 Jan 16, 2011 02:17 PM

Hello!

I am going to a dinner party next weekend, and the theme is Spanish Cuisine. I am in charge of desserts....any yummy suggestions you can share?

Thank you!!!

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    JuanDoe Jan 16, 2011 10:24 PM

    Arroz con leche (served COLD!).
    IMO, the essential ingredients are: short-grained 'bomba' rice, whole milk, cinnamon sticks and powdered cinnamon, sugar and lemon peel.
    http://spanishfood.about.com/od/dessertssweets/r/arrozconleche.htm
    http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archivo:...

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      haiku. Jan 17, 2011 04:03 AM

      Agreed. This is my go-to recipe (minus the raisins): http://smittenkitchen.com/2010/02/arr...

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      NE_Elaine Jan 17, 2011 01:27 AM

      flan or creme caramel - I use the recipe from Julia Childs - The way to cook - it is awesome
      sweet rice - if you can't find bomba rice, sushi rice is a good alternative - you are looking for a short grain rice

      I was just looking through this site last night:
      http://www.tienda.com/recipes/dessert...

      1. BigSal Jan 17, 2011 03:10 AM

        The suggestions so far sound great. I also quite enjoy picatostes con chocolate and leche frita. The former is bread soaked in milk and fried until crispy and sprinkled with powdered sugar. Serve with thick chocolate (like the kind you would serve with churros). Leche frita is a custard that is refrigerated, cut into squares then dredged in flour and egg and fried then dust with sugar and cinnamon. A little crispness from the frying and inside is creamy custard.

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          JungMann Jan 17, 2011 06:00 AM

          I like your suggestions. Flan is great, but it's so cliched, particularly when there are even better desserts out there like tocino del cielo or yema. Personally I would go for something less soft and try for something like torrijas or the leche frita and picatostes suggested above.

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