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Authentic Mexican Desserts Examples

Authentic Mexican desserts examples

An authentic food in general means the kind of food that has been cooked and prepared for a long time (example : 50 to 100 years) in a certain region or country , and what makes that region or country famous and known by that kind of food.

And to explain more , i'm going to give some examples about authentic Mexican desserts to help you understaning the idea , and define the authentic or traditional desserts by your own.

1. Arroz Con Dulce

Arroz Con Dulce is a rice pudding , that kind of desserts are made from rice and milk or water in addition to other ingredients , there are many kinds of rice pudding depending on the region and the traditions , the Asian ones , the American ones and the European ones.

Ingredients :
-2(1/4) cups of long grain white rice.
-4 cups of water
-1 liter milk
-1 stick cinnamon
-397 g sweetened condensed milk

How To Prepare / Method
Incompletely , Cook rice in the water , then add the cinnamon when almost all the water is absorbed.
Add both milks after 3 to 5 mins and cook for another 15 mins or until all milk is absorbed.

Arroz Con Dulce recipe



2. Polvorones de Naranja

Polvorones de Naranja , a Mexican dessert that has many kinds , each region or city on Mexico has it's own kind , it is mainly made of sugar , fat , flour and eggs.

Ingredients :
-1 cup lard
-1/2 cup shortening
-1/2 cup butter
-2 egg yolks
-1/4 cup orange juice
-1/2 cup sugar
-2 grated oranges peel
-4 cups flour (all purpose flour)
-confectioner's sugar (for dusting)

How To Prepare / Method
First Preheat oven to 400 degrees and beat the lard in a large bowl until light and fluffy , Add sugar and beat until thoroughly mixed.
Then add yolks , orange peel , orange juice , and with a spatula stir in flour.
After that roll out the dough (to a thickness of 3/4 thick) on a floured surface Then cut out 2(1/2) circles and place them on a greased baking sheet , roll again the scraps until all dough is used.
Next is to bake 25 mins (or until it begin to brown lightly around the edges) , Then and using a rack let it cool.
Finally and on a platter arrange and sprinkle with the sugar using a fine sieve.

Polvorones de Naranja recipe



3. Ancho Chocolate Sauce

One of the simplest authentic Mexican desserts , it only needs 3 ingredients to be made within a few minutes , it is a dessert that anyone can learn and make.

Ingredients :
-2 teaspoons of ancho chile paste (Guajillo Paste)
-1/4cup chocolate syrup
-2 scoops vanilla ice cream

How To Prepare / Method
All you need is to combine and mix well chocolate syrup with chile paste And into 2 dishes divide the ice cream and top with sauce.
As an additional step you can also sprinkle the top with with cayenne pepper (only a pinch).



4. Key Lime and Tequila Pie

Tequila is a distilled beverage that is made from a specific plant named blue agave , when it is used in desserts it plays a huge role in their taste and that's what you gonna notice when you make the Key Lime and Tequila Pie.

Ingredients :
-1/4cup gold tequila
-1/2cup freshly squeezed lime juice
-14oz can sweetened condensed milk (oz means ounces)
-3 tablespoons of sugar
-1/4teaspoon of salt
-3 eggs

How To Prepare / Method
First preheat the oven to 350 degrees , Then mix the tequila , milk , lime juice , sugar (1 tablespoon) , salt and the egg yolks until combined.
For the filling we will use the reaction of the milk with the lime juice.
Into the prepared pie crust pour the mixture , Then beat the egg whites with the remaining 2 tablespoons sugar until stiff peaks are formed to Make meringue.
Finally and using the meringue top the pie and bake for 15 mins or until lightly browned.

Key Lime and Tequila Pie recipe



5. Mexican Chocolate Ricotta

Ricotta , an Italian cheese that comes from cows , goats or sheeps milk whey (or also the Italian water buffalo) , using the Ricotta we can make a lot of delicious desserts and the Mexican Chocolate Ricotta is one of them.

Ingredients :
-1/2cup low-fat ricotta cheese
-2 tablespoon cocoa powder
-1/2teaspoon Mexican vanilla extract
-2 tablespoon honey (mild)
-1/2teaspoon mexican cinnamon

How To Prepare / Method
Simply in a food processor combine all ingredients and process until smooth.
Then and into small dessert dishes scoop and serve.



Those were some few authentic Mexican desserts examples , only few , hundreds or even thousands of them are still out there , the good thing about those few examples are maybe the easiest and the simplest so you can try cooking one of them by your own maybe for learning purposes and getting started with authentic desserts in the Mexican cuisine.