Mexican Flan

If you’ve ever enjoyed a French crème caramel, Spanish crema volteada or Portuguese pudim flan, you will adore Mexican flan, a superbly rich and silky version of the classic caramel custard dessert. This recipe hails from Mely Martínez’ The Mexican Home Kitchen, in which she shares traditional home-style recipes and memories from Mexico. Read our ... Read more »

Peruvian Stuffed Candied Lemons | Limones Rellenos

This delicious Peruvian recipe candies halved lemon skins before stuffing them like small bowls with a rich, sweet filling of coconut, condensed milk and evaporated milk. It’s an unusual dessert and a great combination of citrus and caramelised dairy flavours. Check out our review of Peru: The Cookbook. Limones Rellenos – Stuffed Candied Lemons Prep ... Read more »

Rich, Dense & Dark Power Blender Chocolate Ice Cream | Perfect for Ice Lollies

My initial plan, when Choclette and I set our joint #WeShouldBSFIC challenge for January, was an ice cream sandwich. I wanted to make chewy chocolate chip cookies and sandwich white chocolate vanilla ice cream between them. But every time I started scribbling potential recipe notes, my thoughts turned instead to a chocolate ice cream recipe ... Read more »

How to Make Brazilian Brigadeiro Chocolate Bonbons

Thus far, all the Brazilians I’ve met are warm, friendly, simple (by which I mean uncomplicated and genuine, not lacking in intelligence) and full of laughter. Brigadeiro, a chocolate bon bon made with a few simple ingredients and decorated in a bold – perhaps even gaudy – style, is a wonderful representation of Brazil and ... Read more »

Smoky Paprika Coleslaw | An Unusual But Winning Recipe

Given how much I enjoy coleslaw – it’s a must-have accompaniment to breaded chicken fillets, deep fried chicken and chicken burgers, not to mention perfect picnic food – it’s a little surprising to me that I’d never made my own; it’s not exactly complicated to shred some raw vegetables and toss in a home-made dressing, ... Read more »

Jelly Belly Jelly Bean Ice Cream (No Churn, No Machine)

I love Jelly Belly Jelly Beans.   I can’t remember a time when I’ve not loved them, having come across them in the USA during childhood trips. I didn’t know their history until now, though. The company that makes them was born back in 1869, when two German brothers emigrated to America and set up ... Read more »