This dessert, layered with cheese and soaked in a syrup made with piloncillo, a type of brown sugar used in Mexican cooking, is a traditional Lenten feast dish.
Tiny, ring-shaped butter cookies like these are a popular holiday treat in Mexico. They're typically decorated with chocolate sprinkles, but green, red, and white ones transform them into festive Christmas wreaths.
Rice pudding is one of the hundreds of flavors of paleta that you'll find in Mexico. Some other favorite paletas include strawberries and cream, tamarind-chile, and pineapple.
Mango-chile is one of hundreds of flavors of paleta (ice-pops) you can find in Mexico.
Pineapple is one of the hundreds of flavors of paleta that you'll find in Mexico. Other delicious paletas include arroz con leche, tamarind-chile, and strawberries and cream.
Strawberries and cream is one of the hundreds of flavors of paleta that you'll find in Mexico. Other unusual flavors include arroz con leche, tamarind-chile, and pineapple.
Tamarind-chile is one of the hundreds of flavors of paleta that you'll find in Mexico. Other popular flavors include arroz con leche, pineapple, and strawberries and cream.
We based this recipe on one that appears in Seasons of My Heart: A Culinary Journey Through Oaxaca, Mexico (Ballantine, 1999) by the Oaxaca-based cook Susana Trilling, who recommends making this dessert the day before you serve it.
This Mexican take on a Cajun-style bread pudding is studded with cubes of squash and plump raisins.
This dessert is a symphony of sweet and tart.
These crisp-fried turnovers, dusted with cinnamon and sugar, are sold as sweet treats throughout the market the way funnel cakes are at fairgrounds.
Dallas-based candy maker R. J. Williams believes his “Mexican fudge” to be richer, smoother, and easier to make than American fudge.
These traditional wedding cookies can be prepared, calmly, days in advance of the big day.
After a spicy meal, the bright and simple taste of this sorbet is quite refreshing.
This gooey, peppery pound cake topped with caramelized pineapple has a hint of the tropics.
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