'Fany Gerson' on Serious Eats

Spiked and Spiced Grapefruit Paletas

This grapefruit-tequila paleta is particularly refreshing. If you want an extra kick, blend a bit of the chiles with the grapefruit base, or infuse the simple syrup with more chiles. Just like a margarita, these paletas have a seasoning on the top; I love both options and couldn't decide between them, so I'll leave the topping up to you. More

Fany Gerson's Corn Paletas

One of the best things about working in markets is the wonderful people you meet. There's a particularly cute couple that are regulars at the Hester Street Fair and they love these paletas; they would buy several at a time last year to take home so they could enjoy for the week. I just bought some wonderful bicolor corn from the farmers market to make some and wanted to dedicated this recipe to them! More

Corn Paletas

One of the best things about working in markets is the wonderful people you meet. There's a particularly cute couple that are regulars at the Hester Street Fair and they love these paletas; they would buy several at a time last year to take home so they could enjoy for the week. I just bought some wonderful bicolor corn from the farmers market to make some and wanted to dedicated this recipe to them! More

Fany Gerson's Avocado Paletas

Avocado in an ice pop? You bet. People always seem to wonder about this one, but let me tell you—one bite and it will win you over. The paleta is slightly sweetened and gets its creaminess from the natural avocado oils rather than any dairy. It's wonderful on its own but for another layer of indulgence, dip it in some melted bittersweet chocolate. More

White Sangria Paletas

There are tons of different sangria recipes out there, and you should feel free to play with this recipe and make it your own. I love mango, so I add it to the fruit mix, but you might prefer strawberries or oranges. Just use this method as a guide to have fun with them! More

Fany Gerson's Roasted Apricot-Vanilla Paletas

I love stone fruit so much—especially apricots because they have a bit of tartness to them. I also love a little textural contrast in my sweets, and as I was making these I started thinking of those delicious Arab candies that are made with dried apricots and pistachios, so I thought—hey, maybe I should use that awesome combination. And it worked! More

Roasted Apricot-Vanilla Paletas

I love stone fruit so much—especially apricots because they have a bit of tartness to them. I also love a little textural contrast in my sweets, and as I was making these I started thinking of those delicious Arab candies that are made with dried apricots and pistachios, so I thought—hey, maybe I should use that awesome combination. And it worked! More

Bake the Book: Coffee-Flavored Corn Cookies 

Adapted from Fany Gerson's My Sweet Mexico, these Coffee-Flavored Corn Cookies combine three unusual cookie ingredients, making for a uniquely flavored and very Mexican cookie. Although shortening or lard can be used as the fat element of this recipe, I'm fairly certain that the original recipe called for lard exclusively and could be easily subbed in for a more authentic cookie. The other two ingredients that make up these crunchy coffee-scented cookies are masa harina, a finely ground corn flour, and freshly brewed coffee. More

Bake the Book: Anise Cookies

Adapted from Delicias de Antaño, a volume on the history and recipes of Mexican convents, these Anise Cookies are flavored with anise (both seed and liqueur), lime zest, and canela, Mexican cinnamon. The shortening-based dough makes for a crumbly cookie and when dipped in the anise syrup and finished with a dusting of cinnamon sugar, they are almost candy-like. The anise-lime-cinnamon combo brings is reminiscent of a digestif—sweet and herbal. More

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