Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Latin Sweets

Last night I worked with an event management company at a Latin themed party and somehow I was surprised that the majority of the guests didn't know what Flan and Tres Leches were and was very happy to see they liked them a lot.

These two desserts are two of the best known desserts that have come out of Latin America and for that reason I wanted to share with you a bit of "sweet" information so you can enjoy them yourselves in case you've never had them.


Flan is a baked custard with a caramel sauce that is served cold and usually decorated with some fresh fruits. My favorite recipe is from Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger best known as "The Too Hot Tamales"... Please click HERE for the recipe!


The Tres Leches is a delicious sponge cake soaked in a 3 milk sauce and topped with a meringue frosting. The recipe I'm including is Martha Stewart's because it's not just fool proof but also is the most authentic I've found. Click HERE for the recipe!

Have a sweet middle of the week!!!

17 comments:

  1. My office was just talking about tres leches. We're having a latin themed thanksgiving potluck.

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  2. Oh I adore Flam and it has been awhile!! Yum!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  3. Mmmm, I first had flan and tres leches as a young one and there are times I almost miss flan the way I'd miss a childhood food (which is strange because flan is definitely *not* a typical thing in Hawaii :)). This sounds so delicious, I would love to try it out soon! Thank you for sharing the goodness!

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  4. I grew up with my Abuelita's homemade flan. She makes it for me every birthday ... and it is incredible!! LOVED this post as it brought back such sweet memories for me. HUGS!

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  5. yes, please!!

    xo Alison

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  6. Oh, some of the best deserts on Earth! I'm glad the guests got to try these-these flavors are absolutely part of my memories from birthdays and around the holidays!

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  7. I had flan once in Pilsen in Chicago...soooo good :)

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  8. Oh my... I need to have some of that flan right now!

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  9. Oh you're killing me! 2 of my absolute faves and I'm so craving some sweetness right now :)

    Hope you're having a great week, honey! xoxo

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  10. these two are simply some of my absolute fave desserts! always satisfying and never too sweet, just riiiiight.

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  11. I would LOVE some tres leches - so sweet and delicious!

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  12. My favorite is flan, though my sister made the best Tres Leches cake for my birthday!! it was so moist...My mouth is watering just thinking it about it!

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  13. My parents love to tell the story of how I cried when I first tasted flan when I was little. I'm still not wild about the texture. But Tres Leche I ADORE, though I found a recipe better than Martha's, in my opinion.

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  14. these look positively divine! Oh my!

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