Creamy Coffee Flan Recipe
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by Silvia Martinez
1M ago
Coffee flan is ideal for coffee lovers and any fan of Mexican desserts. this recipe is creamy and decadent, it only calls for six ingredients, including cinnamon, to give it that hint of Mexican café de olla flavor, and can be served any time of the year. Let’s make it. A French-Mexican Combination Flan is a delicious dessert and so popular in Mexico that sometimes we feel like it is our own creation. However, did you know that flan is of French origin? It is better known as crème caramel and is the classic vanilla custard that we know so well. However, we Mexicans have begun to create delici ..read more
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Cantaloupe Agua Fresca Recipe
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by Silvia Martinez
1M ago
Cantaloupe agua fresca, or “agua de melón,“ is a popular Mexican beverage perfect for quenching your thirst on a hot day. Enjoy it in no time with just a few simple ingredients and these easy-to-follow steps. Let´s go! Melons in Mexico When we hear the word melon, most Mexicans think cantaloupe; it wasn’t until I moved to California 22 years ago that I discovered the delicious, sweet fruit honeydew and other types of melons.  Like other aguas frescas, this cantaloupe beverage is very popular for its simplicity and natural flavors. It's the perfect summer refresher and a great way to add ..read more
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Pineapple Agua Fresca Recipe (Agua de Piña)
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by Silvia Martinez
1M ago
Pineapple agua fresca or agua fresca de piña is ideal for hot summer days, family gatherings or parties. With just three ingredients, this refreshing drink is very easy to make. Below, in addition to the recipe, I also give ideas for recipe variations as well as tips on how tell to choose the perfect pineapple. Refreshing Agua Fresca My mom's favorite restaurant makes the best “preparados de fruta” (this is what some restaurants in Mexico call aguas frescas). And it was there that I fell in love with this fruity drink. It was served in one of the largest glasses I have ever seen, garnished wi ..read more
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Easy Mexican Flan Recipe (Crème Caramel)
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by Silvia Martinez
3M ago
This traditional Mexican flan recipe has been in my family for over 60 years. It is a classic, smooth, creamy dessert that is never missing from our family's special occasions. With our step-by-step recipe, learn how to make it at home easily. Try it out! I could eat this flan every day! My maternal great-grandmother had a market stall in Mexico where she used to sell milk. Some days, they ended up with milk left, so they started making cheese and gelatinas. A few years later, the business passed into the hands of one of my uncles and his wife, who added other products such as pay de queso (M ..read more
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Easy Homemade Flour Tortilla Recipe
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by Silvia Martinez
5M ago
Homemade flour tortillas are soft, pliable, and delicious. With our simple 3-ingredient recipe and a little bit of practice, you can say goodbye to store-bought tortillas forever.  This is a complete guide with step-by-step instructions on how to make authentic flour tortillas by hand or with a stand mixer. We also give variations. Let’s begin! Tortillas are an essential Mexican food. Although the most common tortillas are made with corn flour or masa harina, fresh flour tortillas are very popular in the northern states of Mexico and in Tex-Mex cuisine in the United States. When I moved ..read more
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50+ Mexican Side Dishes and Drinks to Serve with Tamales
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by Silvia Martinez
6M ago
If you are wondering what to serve with tamales, look no further. Here is a list of 50 authentic Mexican side dishes, drinks, and desserts that pair perfectly with tamales. Elevate your meal into a culinary fiesta!  Tamales, with their rich and comforting flavors, are a traditional Mexican dish often served during special occasions and holidays, such as Christmas, Day of the Dead, or Día de la Candelaría (Candlemas), but also enjoyed year-round as a delicious and comforting meal.  What to Eat with Tamales The traditional way many Mexican families serve tamales is as a main dish with ..read more
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Homemade Masa for Tamales Recipe (A Complete Guide)
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by Silvia Martinez
7M ago
Learn how to easily make homemade masa for tamales. In this complete guide, I’ll share some variations so you can choose one that’s right for your family, including variations like vegan tamale dough and masa using tortilla dough. Plus, I’ll talk about the different types of corn flour and the different types of oil you can use. Let’s get started! Fluffy and Moist Tamale Dough Before starting, I want to clarify that, in Spanish, the singular form of tamales is tamal. However, tamale is widely used in English, such as “tamale recipes, tamale parties, tamale dough,” etc. I might use both forms ..read more
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Kiwi Fruit Agua Fresca Recipe
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by Silvia Martinez
7M ago
Kiwi fruit agua fresca, or agua de kiwi, delivers a silky, refreshing, sweet and tangy taste sensation you will love. It’s perfect for quenching your thirst on hot days or for serving at mealtimes. Let’s make it! The idea for this recipe was born from the need to use 25 kiwis that a friend once gave me. The result was this refreshing drink with an almost creamy texture and beautiful fragrant flavor ideal for any meal. It is worth mentioning that I had so many kiwis that I peeled some and froze them. Making it with frozen kiwis is also a delight. What is Kiwi Fruit? Kiwi is a fruit of the vine ..read more
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How to Make the Best Tri-Tip Tacos (Easy Recipe)
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by Silvia Martinez
7M ago
Tri-Tip Tacos feature all the qualities of great tacos, simplicity, succulence, and satisfaction. They feature a balance of sweet, savory, pungent chili, acid, and umami. Let’s make them! This recipe is very similar to the one I cook during the first episode of my tv show The Great American Recipe. Now you can make them at home next taco night! What is Tri-Tip? Tri-tip is a triangular-shaped, flavorful and tender cut of beef that comes from the bottom sirloin and is often associated with California cuisine, particularly Santa Maria Style barbecue. Tri-Tip is typically seasoned, then grilled o ..read more
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7 Easy Ways to Reheat Tamales
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by Silvia Martinez
7M ago
Knowing how to reheat Mexican tamales properly can make a big difference in the flavor and texture of these culinary treasures. Below, we offer several tips with their advantages and disadvantages, so you can choose the one that you like and that fits your needs best. A traditional Mexican dish, as you may already know, tamales are made with a corn-based dough using masa harina, then filled with a variety of sweet or savory fillings, wrapped in corn husks or banana leaves, and steamed to create a flavorful delicacy that is a staple in Mexican cuisine.  The preparation of tamales requires ..read more
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