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Need dessert ideas to go with posole

ChervilGeorge Nov 5, 2012 02:43 PM

I'm having a couple friends over for a casual dinner and serving posole, Mexican shrimp cocktail and starting with a black bean dip and corn chips. I'd like to have a little sweet for the end of the meal but am stumped. Not having a sweet tooth, I never make desserts and don't have great skills in this area. I'd like something that isn't too fussy to make and most likely chocolaty. Any ideas?

  1. todao Nov 5, 2012 02:51 PM

    Churros and Chocolate coffee or Churos dipped in melted chocolate alongside a good cup of coffee.

    1. pagesinthesun Nov 5, 2012 03:19 PM

      I'm not a dessert person either. I always struggle with this part of the menu.

      It's not chocolaty, but your menu screams flan to me. Or, something cool and creamy after the spicy posole. Maybe a cinnamon ice cream with a homemade chocolate sauce?

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      1. re: pagesinthesun
        pavlova Nov 5, 2012 04:50 PM

        Good idea--I love the chocolate flan with Mexican chocolate in one of the Bayless books.
        There's also the impossible cake in My Sweet Mexico--chocolate cake+flan+dulce de leche and it was easy to put together. And delicious!

        1. re: pagesinthesun
          ChervilGeorge Nov 5, 2012 05:19 PM

          I was a bit frightened to try my hand at a custard but I think flan would fit well. I'll study up and see if I can pull it off.

          1. re: ChervilGeorge
            chefj Nov 5, 2012 05:56 PM

            Do not be scared of Flan it is super easy and you do it the day before. If you have individual cups it cooks pretty fast. Make sure that you cook it in a water bath.

        2. biondanonima Nov 5, 2012 05:09 PM


          1. prima Nov 5, 2012 05:22 PM

            Mexican brownies, with pine nuts and cinnamon http://www.chsugar.com/recipe/fiesta-brownies-1120.

            Mexican brownies with cinnamon and chile/cayenne. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/aa...

            Flan +1.

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            1. re: prima
              kattyeyes Nov 5, 2012 05:36 PM

              I love these ideas and brownies are such a cinch to pull off--YUM!

              Along these lines, I made Mexican Hot Chocolate Snickerdoodles a couple of years ago that were quite tasty--similarly spiced with cinnamon, chipotle and ancho chili powders.

            2. j
              jenhen2 Nov 5, 2012 05:35 PM

              Tres leches cake is cool and creamy and pretty easy, more room for error than with flan, too!

              1. ipsedixit Nov 5, 2012 08:06 PM

                I would just go buy some Mexican Chocolate Ice Cream.

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