1. Food

Spanish Custards & Puddings

The Spanish love milk-based desserts, such as "flan" and puddings. There is plenty of variety, since each region has their specialty, and modern cooks have added new flavor twists to traditional dishes.

Easy Turron Flan Recipe - Flan de Turron
Classic Spanish flan or custard combines with soft and creamy Spanish turron candy to create a rich, almond-flavored custard, with caramelized sugar sauce.

Spanish Leche Frita - Fried Milk Recipe
"Leche frita" dessert is truly a Spanish classic dessert recipe. With a firm, sweet, cold milk-pudding center encased in a warm and crunchy fried shell of flour and egg, it's sure to transport you back to Spain. Be sure to try this traditional Spanish dessert.

How to Make Torrijas - Spanish Bread Pudding Recipe
Once you´ve tried "torrijas," you'll be hooked! Thickly sliced bread dipped in milk and egg and browned. Top it off with cinnamon and sugar or drizzle with honey. The Spanish eat it for breakfast or as a sweet treat at Easter. No matter when you eat it or exactly how you prepare it, you MUST try our easy step-by-step!

Calatrava Bread Pudding Recipe - Pan de Calatrava
If you love flan, you'll love this delicious Calatrava Bread Pudding. It is soft, creamy flan with biscotti or toasts on the inside. Serve warm or cold with whipped cream. It is an easy recipe that you can make ahead of time.

Arroz con Leche - Rice Pudding
Rice pudding is a typical dish served in households all over Spain. It is rich and sweet with a touch of lemon flavor. It is a very easy recipe and can be served warm or cold.

Sweet Gachas
“Gachas” are a simple dish, made from toasted flour, oil and milk. In many parts of Spain, including the region of La Mancha, shepherds who lived in the hills with their flocks would prepare a pan of “gachas” with meat. In Andalucia, it is more common as a dessert, prepared with anise seeds or liqueur, sugar and cinnamon. This recipe is for the dessert version and is absolutely delicious.

Easy Spanish Bread Pudding - Torrijas
Once you´ve tried "torrijas," you'll be hooked! Madrilenos love this Spanish version of bread pudding. Take day-old French or white bread and dip in milk, then eggs and fry in a frying pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar or coat with honey. The Spanish eat "torrijas" for breakfast or as a sweet treat at Easter.

Flan – Custard with Caramel Sauce
Flan is a vanilla egg custard, topped with caramel sauce. It is one of the most popular desserts, served everywhere in Spain. Flan is a great finish to a scrumptious meal because even though it is sweet and flavorful, it is a very light dessert. Learn how easy it is to make!

How to Make Spanish Flan - Vanilla Custard with Caramel Sauce
Flan is the classic Spanish Vanilla Custard with Caramel Sauce. It’s impressive to watch a perfect flan popped out of the mold onto a plate, but it’s not difficult to make. This step-by-step recipe shows you how to prepare flan, from caramelizing the sugar to baking it in the water bath. Preparation is 20 minutes. Bake 50-60 minutes. Chill 1-2 hours. The hardest part is waiting for it to be ready!

Easy Coffee Flan Recipe - Flan de Cafe
This easy flan recipe is a variation on the classic Spanish vanilla custard called "flan" in Spanish. Espresso coffee gives this flan a wonderfully rich flavor, making it a perfect dessert to enjoy with a glass of after-dinner liqueur.

How to Make Sweet Gachas - Step-by-Step
“Gachas” are a simple dish, made from toasted flour, oil and milk. Depending on the region of Spain, "gachas" might be prepared with meat and broth, rather than with sugar and cinnamon. This step-by-step recipe is for the dessert version with anise seeds and is absolutely sweet and delicious - and quick, too!

Flan de Naranja - Orange Flan
Orange flan is a variation of the traditional Spanish flan, a vanilla custard topped with caramel sauce. This variation is lighter, but has an intense orange flavor that refreshes the palate as well as satisfying a sweet tooth. It is a simple custard recipe that can be made ahead of time and makes an elegant finish to any dinner or celebration,...

Flan de Fresas - Strawberry Flan
This rich dessert is a variation of the traditional Spanish dessert called "Flan." Instead of vanilla, this flan is flavored with fresh strawberries.

Crema Catalana Recipe – How to Make Crema Catalana
"Crema Catalana" (Catalan Cream) is the Catalan version of the dessert called "crème brulée" in French. It is rich and creamy, with a crunchy sugar crust on top. Just let this creamy dessert dissolve in your mouth. Try this EASY step-by-step dessert recipe!

Easy Egg Custard Recipe
The Spanish love egg custard, and use it as a filling for layer cakes and traditional pastries, like "bunuelos". This basic recipe for egg custard is easy to make on the stove top in less than 20 minutes.

Spanish Honey Flan with Dried Plum & Brandy Topping Recipe
This variation of the classic Spanish flan (custard) is a rich amber color because it is made with honey instead of sugar. The topping, made with dried plums (prunes), honey and brandy gives this flan a unique look and taste. Top with a dollop of whipped cream.

Crema Catalana Recipe - How to Make Catalan Cream Step-by-Step
"Crema Catalana" (Catalan Cream) is the Catalan version of the dessert called "crème brulée" in French. It is rich and creamy, with a crunchy sugar crust on top. Just let this creamy dessert dissolve in your mouth. Try this EASY step-by-step dessert recipe!

Spanish Heavenly Custard Recipe - Tocinillo de Cielo
This sweet, rich treat is a traditional Spanish dessert, made with 10 egg yolks, sugar and lemon peel. It is then baked in a water bath until it...

Cheese Flan Recipe - Flan de Requeson
Whether or not you like traditional vanilla flan dessert, try this flan! The recipe turns out fantastic results with regular or low-fat cottage cheese and milk. It only takes about 5 minutes to prepare the mixture and 40 minutes to bake. Make it ahead of time for a grand finale to your next dinner party!

Top Flavored Spanish Flans
The original, classic flan is a vanilla egg custard, baked in a water bath and its own caramel sauce. It’s an easy recipe to prepare and is a favorite in Spain and abroad. So, it’s no surprise that it’s popular all over Latin America since Spanish women for centuries brought their own family’s version of flan when immigrating to America. Today,...

Blueberry Cream Cheese Flan Recipe - Flan de Queso Casero con Frutas de Bosque
If you like cheesecake, you'll love this flan. It is super simple to make - mix sugar, eggs, cream cheese and milk. Divide mixture into 6 dishes and toss in a handful of blueberries, then bake in a water bath. The result is a rich and creamy flan dotted with fresh blueberries.

Custard and Almond Tort Recipe - Tarta de Crema y Almendras
Creamy custard filling with just a hint of cinnamon is wrapped in flakey puff pastry crust and topped with chopped almonds. This Spanish dessert from northern Spain is delicious, but not too rich. Serve it for dessert with espresso coffee at any dinner and get rave reviews.

Spanish Hazelnut Custard Recipe - Natillas de Avellanas
Spanish custard, called “natillas” is one of the foods that make many Spanish adults recall their childhood fondly. Our “natillas” recipe makes a smooth, rich custard, flavored with brandy and hazelnuts, which is wonderful eaten while still warm.

Coconut Flan Tart Recipe - Tarta de Coco y Flan
Vanilla Flan and shredded coconut combine together to make a rich and creamy tart, with coconut adding a bit of crunch. Easy to prepare in about 15 minutes, then bake for 20 minutes. It is a good dessert for afternoon "merienda," brunch or dinner.

Easy Chocolate-Orange Flan Recipe - Flan de Chocolate y Naranja
The classic Spanish custard dessert called "flan" in Spanish comes in many flavors nowadays, not just vanilla. This creamy version has a rich chocolate flavor mixed with orange essence. It is so rich, creamy and smooth, it will remind you of chocolate pudding, but won't take all day to prepare.

Easy Chocolate-Hazelnut Pie Recipe
Bittersweet chocolate, butter and eggs make the rich and creamy filling, that's not overly sweet. This chocolate filling is surrounded by crispy graham cracker and ground hazelnut crust.

Easy Spanish Raisin Pudding Recipe - Pudding de Pasas
This Spanish pudding recipe is very simple to make. It needs only milk, eggs, bread crumbs, lemon peel, cinnamon stick, sugar and raisins. Make it ahead for dinner tonight or tomorrow.

Easy Basque Cream Recipe - Goxua
Goxua is a sweet and creamy dessert made in layers - whipped cream, rum-soaked cake and creamy custard on top. Drizzled with caramelized sugar sauce, or a burnt sugar crust.

Spanish Rice Pudding Cake Recipe - Tarta de Arroz con Leche
Traditional rice pudding made into a cake using egg whites and gelatine.

Natillas de Leche Tradicional Recipe - Classic Spanish Custard
Rich vanilla egg custard, not overly sweet, and lightly flavored with lemon and cinnamon.Easy to make and store ahead of time.

Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse Recipe - Mousse de Chocolate y Avellanas
Rich dark chocolate, egg whites, sugar and gelatin make a light, fluffy mousse, combined with ground hazelnuts.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.