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Islas Flotantes de Coco (Coconut Floating Islands)

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Though some recipes call for baking the meringues and then slipping them into the custard, I follow the more traditional route and poach them. A bite reveals that these islands are rather more like clouds. More

Bocaditos de Corn Flakes y Leche Condensada (Corn Flake Clusters)

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Instead of Rice Krispies treats, many Latin Americans grow up eating these (no-bake!) clusters of cereal, sugar, and sweetened condensed milk. At a glance, the recipe appears too sweet, but the burnt sugar adds nuance and complexity to these irresistible morsels. More

Buñuelos de Rodilla (Mexican Christmas Fritters)

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While buñuelos de rodilla can be found year-round in some areas of México, they are often served as a Christmas treat, either acaramelizados (crisp) or garritos (soaked in a simple syrup) during supper on nochebuena (Christmas Eve). More

Pío V (Nicaraguan Christmas Cake)

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Pío V—allegedly named for 16th century Pope Pius V, though there are no written records or even verbal conjectures to explain the odd handle—is a Nicarguan dessert typically served around Christmastime. More

Golfeados (Venezuelan Sticky Buns)

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The result: buns that are candied on the outside and soft, buttery, cheesy, and spiced inside their coils. More

Alfajores de Chocolate (Argentine Chocolate-Dulce de Leche Sandwich Cookies)

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The flavor is delicate cocoa, orange, honey, and almond, coated in chocolate, and naturally, generously filled with rich dulce de leche. More

Banana-Dulce de Leche Bread Pudding

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The custard-soaked and baked dessert is also a sensible way to salvage stale bread scraps that would otherwise find themselves tossed out with the fish guts and vegetable parings. More

Pan de Muerto

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Even if you won't be rapping your knuckles on stranger's doors on behalf of your calaverita, this is a festive and curious bread that's worth trying. More

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