Three Serious Desserts You Have Got to Try


 

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If there’s two things you need to know about postres, it’s that: 1. They’re desserts. They’re the sweet meals you get to eat after almuerzo — lunch — or cena — dinner. 2. They’re serious eats.

Here are a few delicious postres you should consider making for yourself.

Helado.

Helado is an Argentinian ice-cream made entirely with fresh ingredients that’s more like Italian gelato than the ice-cream we shovel down in the United States. When trying these postres for the first time, it’s probably best to play it safe, and get dulce de leche or chocolate. If you like it, then you can try some of the more exotic flavors that are out there.

Plátanos Calados.

Pl├ítanos calados are simple postres made with excruciatingly ripe plantains, brown sugar, water, clove, cinnamon, and lemon juice. It’s all simmered until the sugar becomes syrupy, and results in a soft, sweet banana made richer by the clove and cinnamon’s spicy flavor.

Chocotorta.

In Argentina, birthdays are celebrated with chocotorta, or “chocolate cake.” These delicious postres are made with dulce de leche, chocolate cookies, brewed coffee, and queso crema, which is a sort of sour cream and cream cheese hybrid. The cookes are softened by being dipped in the coffee, and are then placed on a baking dish. A filling is made by combining the dulche de leche and queso cream, and is then spread onto the coffee-softened cookies. More cookies are added, and more filling is spread until the cake is as big as desired. It’s then put into a refrigerator, and after a few hours, it’s ready to serve.

Believe it or not, these are only just a few of the delicious desserts enjoyed in Latin American cuisine. If you know any delicious postres recipes — or recetas de postres — or any other delicious recipes — or recetas de comidas — for other tasty dishes, feel free to share in the comments.

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