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Nov 5, 2012 02:43 PM

Need dessert ideas to go with posole

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?

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

    1. 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

        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

          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

            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.

          1. Mexican brownies, with pine nuts and cinnamon

            Mexican brownies with cinnamon and chile/cayenne.

            Flan +1.

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            1. re: prima

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