So, you're hosting for the holidays, and checking your guest list twice when you realize Jack Frost RSVP'd "YES." It's fantastic news (his calendar is booked this time of year!) but suddenly you realize you need to come up with a drink that's as cool as he is—literally. "I've got it: Frozen Mexican Hot Chocolate!" you exclaim, "With buñuelos on top!" Well, isn't that just the icing on the shake.
Imagine: you're sitting on the couch with Mexican Hot Chocolate in hand, watching snow fall outside, and kicking your feet (clad in your favorite fuzzy socks, of course) up near the crackling fireplace. You take a sip of your creamy Mexican Hot Chocolate and ahhhh, yes..tastes like happy, happy holidays!
Apple pie meets one of our family’s favorite treats—buñuelos! Familia, we present to you: Buñuelo Apple Pie! This pie is inspired by memories of the cookies, sweet breads, brownies, and many pies that line our family’s dessert table each year at the holidays. Make sure there’s some ice cream to scoop and dollop atop each slice!
"These Guayaba Cheesecake Flautas are inspired by my Mexican-American heritage. I grew up with a bi-cultural family in Mexico City, and guayabas are very traditional this time of year. This recipe reminds me of my childhood growing up in Mexico with guayabas and Ponche Navideño. The cheesecake filling, salted caramel, spices, pomegranates, and guayabas become the best combination of flavors of Mexico and the United States." - @chefvanessamusi In the season of remembrance, we were so grateful to spend time in the kitchen with Chef Vanessa talking about nostalgic holiday recipes! The holidays can bring back memories of home, loved ones, and childhood, but one thing we always remember is the delicious food! We believe food is one extra special way to remember and connect with loved ones near, far, and those who are always in our hearts.
Our sources tell us that these Buñuelo Brownies are the one thing Santa loves more than chocolate chip cookies! (Who are we to be nonbelievers? 😉) These brownies bring back childhood memories of licking the brownie bowl when our mom wasn’t looking, smelling the sweet aroma of chocolate as it filled our home, and most of all, enjoying buñuelos and sweets while gathered around the tv for holiday movies! And if yours don't last until Santa comes? Take it from us—just say "Siete Claus got to them first!"