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Mexican pudding
Mon 11-Jul-11
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My next CDWM is in a couple of weeks time and I'm trying to put a menu together. I've committed to a Mexican night.

Start off with margaritas

I have a lovely fajita recipe, so will be sticking with that for the main, with all the trimings.

In a book from the library I've seen a recipe for a cool coconut soup, that I might do as a course between starter and main, starter may be simply a taco pile, with refried beans and cheese and all that.(still not sure, so suggestions welcome)

But I'm stuck for a pudding, a popular one is churros, which are like a donut sort of thing, with a hot chocolate dip, but I think it may be too much - any idea anyone?

Mon 11-Jul-11
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Flan.......as in Spain.....i.e. Creme caramel. It was on every menu when I visited my friends who lived there.

 

Dulce de Leche

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dulce_de_leche

 

Hope it helps & good luck cheers

 

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Mon 11-Jul-11
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Mmm, the book I have from the library has a creme caramel type recipe, but I wasn't too sure...maybe I should go down the Pancho Villa route (ice cream) - always a safe bet and I love home made icecream. I could even go for that lime and coconut one that I had at a friends a few months ago.

Mon 11-Jul-11
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You could try an ice-cream made with avocado¦..I remember a South American dancer making it years ago for a dinner party¦..trouble is I can't remember whether he was Mexican¦¦¦???  big_laugh

 

Added later:

Ah I think it may be Mexican, from what this recipe mentions as to suggesting it for the  May celebration. Here's the link¦..

 

http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/avocado-ice-cream/

 

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Tue 12-Jul-11
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I like the sound of avocado ice-cream.

I'll try that again!

Tue 12-Jul-11
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I don't...I love avocado, but not sure about it as ice cream, texture might be rather smooth I suppose, but dunno, just doesn't ring my bell I'm afriad

Wed 13-Jul-11
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Agreed - I love avocados but as a savoury salad type thing - piled high with prawns and soured cream - mmm...  Damn - think a trip to ALDI for them is in order now - they're on Super 6 this week and I think next at 39p!!

Not sure how the idea of ice cream seems though... do let us know if you try it out.  chef

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Hey Janet, 

I have just found this site & it has lots of Mexican dessert recipesfor you to choose from.

The avocado ice-cream I had was delicious & had the texture of normal ice-cream, nothing odd about it. wave

 

http://www.mexicandessertrecipes.net/

 

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http://allrecipes.com/recipes/world-cuisine/latin-.....s/top.aspx

 

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/cinco-de-chili-chocol.....etail.aspx

 

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Actually having read the '2 peas in their pod' recipe it does sound quite nice...may have to guive it a whirl though I have no ice-cream maker so the old fashioned way for me! 

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Hi Ruth 

Originally it is a David Lebovitz recipe from his book "The perfect Scoop" . He writes a wonderful blog & here is way of making icecream without an expensive machine (I haven't got one either¦¦).  smile

 

http://www.davidlebovitz.com/2007/07/making-ice-crea-1/

 

and here are some other of his wonderful recipes.

 

http://www.davidlebovitz.com/category/recipes/ice-.....d-sorbets/

 

He is an American who lives in Paris & he writes very well about his foody life.  

 

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Wow - there's some great looking recipes on there - and some rather interesting ones - Roquefort and honey ice-cream?  Candied Bacon ice-cream??!!  eeek

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waveGlad you like it Ruth.

I am a huge fan so I subscribe to it as it is so nice to find a new post in my email box. I find his recipes always work if you follow them. I also love the fact that he cooks in a minute cramped kitchen in Paris which is severely overheated in summer.  ok smile

 

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