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Planning a dinner party. Menu includes tamales, carne asada, roasted tomatillos, etc. Looking for good dessert suggestions, especially a suitable cake. Thx!

asked by XXX-XXX-3984 over 6 years ago
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added over 6 years ago

Can't see how you could do other than tres leches cake. Here's one of my fave recipes; beware, this stuff is RICH.


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added over 6 years ago

or a flan.

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added over 6 years ago

I vote for flan, too. Although something chocolate will always work.

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added over 6 years ago

Thanks for the ideas. I was thinking that something involving pineapple or banana could be good... with dulce de leche maybe.

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added over 6 years ago

Dulce de leche rice pudding with caramelized or roasted pineapple sticks. Don't ask for a recipe--this just popped into my head after reading your post.

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added over 6 years ago

Dulce de leche ice cream with pecans? Here's a recipe: http://www.epicurious.com...

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added over 6 years ago

Chocolate anything with cinnamon and chipotle powder, a carrot cake, flan.

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added over 6 years ago

Coconut flan.

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added over 6 years ago

try making a tembleque, which is something like a cross between pudding, flan and panna cotta made with coconut milk. i don't have a consistent recipe yet, as I've just started making, but if you google there are many variations. it plates up nicely for a 'fancy' dessert, as you can easily invert out of the ramekins, top with mango or pineapple and serve with a pretty cookie on the side. or just eat it right out of the ramekins as you walk to the couch to plop down ;) it's not cake, but it's rich delish and light all at the same time. i've served after a menu similar to yours. perfect ending.

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added almost 6 years ago

I think the best partner for that is Silvanas cake. Or you could check some recipes on [url=http://www.divinedinnerparty... Party Recipes[/url].

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Anita is a vegan pastry chef & founder of Electric Blue Baking Co. in Brooklyn.

added almost 6 years ago

Your menu already sounds pretty involved. Why not go easy on yourself & pick up a jar of cajeta from a latino grocery, set it in some simmering water to warm up, and serve it on top of ice cream? If you want to play it up, get some of those Spanish olive oil crackers (the big round kind) and break them up a little to serve under or on top. They are so simple yet delicious.

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added almost 6 years ago

What about just simple fresh fruit cubes with hot pepper and light turbinado sugar or artisan salt sprinkles? Pineapple, watermelon and mango? Maybe with a splash of spirit? If you want you could incise a small cut in the fruits and add tequila or your favorite spirit, if appropriate. Or maybe fresh fruit with a small scoop of a citrus sherbet?

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AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added almost 6 years ago

I'd serves a simple fruit salad spiked with rum and mint and a bit of lime juice. At this time of year, I'd make it with watermelon, cantaloupe, peaches and/or nectarines, strawberries and blueberries. With that menu I'd also serve a crisp green salad with jicama, radishes, cherry tomatoes and avocado, and maybe a few fried tortilla strips thrown in for crunch, dressed in a citrus vinaigrette. ;o)

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Lisanne is a trusted home cook.

added almost 6 years ago

I'd go with Sagegreen's and AntoniaJames' suggestion: something refreshingly fruity after those rich spicy flavors, maybe a beautifully-arranged fruit platter.

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Merrill Stubbs

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added almost 6 years ago

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