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Jul 18, 2011 12:53 PM

How many paletas recipes are there in "My Sweet Mexico"?

If you own a copy of Fany Gerson's wonderful "My Sweet Mexico," would you kindly please tell me how many paletas recipes it contains?

Gerson has a new book out, "Paletas" which I have just nominated for August Cookbook of the Month (COTM), http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7959...

But now I'm wondering how much overlap there is between the two books. Since MSM is older and more comprehensive from an overall sweets perspective, I'm wondering if I should retract my nomination and nominate MSM instead.

According to EYB (eatyourbooks), Paletas has 50 recipes. Unfortunately, EYB hasn't indexed MSM yet so I have no idea how many paletas recipes it contains, and, therefore if it has enough paletas recipes to be viable for August COTM.

Thank you!


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  1. "My Sweet Mexico" has 4 recipes specifically listed as paletas and 5 listed as ice cream.

    "Paletas" has recipes for other things in addition to ice pops, over a dozen aguas frescas, and several raspado recipes.

    My own person al opinion would be to chose "MSM".

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