Did you know that the first apple pie recipe was printed back in 1381? Dessert has a long history with humans, and takes on a variety of forms throughout the world. If you have been looking for recetas de postres, or dessert recipes, then we have some fun suggestions for you. Here is our list of three great and relatively easy dessert options.
1. Dessert Tamales
The Ancient Maya and Aztec people used tamales as portable food for armies and travelers possibly as early as 8,000 BCA. The traditional tamale is a starchy, corn based dough wrapped and boiled in a leaf. They are often filled with cheeses, vegetables or meats. The dessert tamale is a fun variation of this classic treat. The dessert tamale recipe uses pureed cinnamon apples , cream cheese, sugar and butter as masa, mixed then with cinnamon apples and raisins, and then is steamed in the traditional way.
Flan, also known as creme caramel, is a custard dessert served with softened caramel on top, and this dish originated in Spain and France before traveling to Mesoamerica and becoming a unique treat there as well. Flan can be made with sugar, eggs, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract, and evaporated milk. The caramel, made from melted sugar, is poured into the mold first so that when the finished flan is popped out, the caramel is on top.
Empanadas are stuffed bread pastries, containing veggies, fruits or meat inside, that are baked or fried. Empanadas first originated in medieval Iberia, and eventually migrated throughout the Spanish speaking world. Sweet empanadas are a popular dessert and can be made with a wide variety of sweet stuffing ingredients. A simple recipe will use flour, butter, cream cheese, fruit jam, sugar, and cinnamon.
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