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One of the most traditional desserts is Panque de Elote (Corn Cake) and it is one example of the variety in using corn in Mexican kitchen.

It is believed that Mexican desserts are hot or contain chilli, but it is not true, Mexican desserts are sweet!

Panque de Elote is really easy to make and you can bake it as a cake or as a small muffin both presentations are delicious, so why not to try one of them in your next dinner?

You can eat Pastel de Elote with a Rompope or Cajeta sauce and eat it with a Mexican coffee or Capuccino with Rompope or Cajeta.

Provecho!

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Satisfying Fideo Seco

If you love noodles or pasta, this dish is definitively for you!

Honestly, even if you don’t like pasta… fideo seco is a mouthwatering dish, which you can top with an array of garnishes, from soured cream to chipotle to avocado. Fideo Seco is usually complemented by some refried beans.

This dish is very easy to make, and it’s also a crowd pleaser, so why not try it out for your next family gathering or get together?

The recipe is also easily cut, so for all of those who want to make less, simply halve the recipe and use a smaller baking pan.

Finally, you can also sprinkle cheese on top of the fideos before baking for a delicious take on this classic dish.

Indeed, why not complement this great dish with some agua de melon (melon water)? You can find the recipe for this lovely and natural fruit drink here.

In my opinion, no dish is truly complete without a dessert… this dish’s heat factor is definitively nicely completed with the flan’s lovely sweetness and texture.

As always, provecho!

Comforting chilaquiles

Chilaquiles… I could eat them all day, everyday. It’s a very simple and quick dish that leaves you satisfied and longing for more.

It’s eaten at breakfast and/or dinnertime, and can be served with either red or green sauce. You can top it off to your heart’s contempt with soured cream, cheese, coriander, avocado…

They’re usually paired with refried beans, or cooked beans (see this post for more information on Mexican beans)

Hungry? Don’t worry! Chilaquiles are versatile and easy to make, learn how to make them here!

They can easily be adapted to meet various diets: don’t add chicken for a vegetarian version, use gluten free tortillas for a GF version…

I love to pair this dish with a nice cup of mexican style hot chocolate: don’t worry, it’s not spicy hot chocolate! It’s a very rich, authentic and traditional version of hot chocolate. After all, Mexico was where chocolate was first grown and drunk!

As always, provecho!