We’re in the full swing of the holidays! Thanksgiving dinner is under our belt and Noche Buena and Christmas morning is in our sights. The tree is up, the lights are twinkling, the garland is strewn, and we’re headed back into the kitchen to cook up dish after dish of delicious classics. To keep us inspired, we’re putting a TLK twist on the classic song 12 Days of Christmas. You know the one with 12 drummers drumming, 11 pipers piping...all the way down to the partridge in the pear tree!
Yesterday, we kicked off the song with 12 Tasty Tacos and today we’re satisfying our sweet tooth with 11 Favorite Flans! After all, calories don’t count during the holidays, right? When tia, primo, and friends stop by for un cafecito, send them home with a slice of one of these luscious desserts and they’ll be having a happy holiday indeed. Just pick up some of our favorite cake pans and head into the kitchen.
Start singing and get baking!
What are the holidays without a little indulgence? Adding chocolate to a traditional flan recipe pushes this dessert experience to a whole new level. Creamy, velvety, and intensely chocolaty, this flan is a chocolate lovers dream. Topped with a single, salted Marcona almond, this dessert verges on perfection. Served with an espresso, ripe raspberries, and a wedge of queso Manchego, chocolate flan is the perfect ending to a magical holiday meal.
This pumpkin flan has a cream cheese texture but evokes all the flavors of a classic holiday pie: pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. You will love how easy this recipe is to make and, best of all, the undeniable taste of pumpkin. It's also a great way to use any pumpkin puree that managed to escape pie making.
If you're hosting or going to an elegant holiday dinner party (or are giving flans away as gifts), add in a touch of something luxurious and exotic: rose water. Lush, creamy vanilla, and toasted caramel accents this rose perfumed flan, making it irresistible and tempting - and a memorable end for an enchanting dinner party.
Give your holiday flan a protein punch by adding in this year's hottest ingredient: quinoa. Less silky and more grainy than the usual flan, the Quinoa and Apple Flan is made partly with eggs, sweetened condensed milk, and one Granny Smith apple, which gives the dish a light, seasonal fruit flavor.