This huevos moles recipe is super sweet and certainly not a friend to a slender waistline… but if you want a taste of the Canary Islands for dessert then it’s a must apparently. We must have missed it when living there because we hadn’t heard of it until a few weeks ago… but research shows it popping up all over the place. Enjoy!
This recipe is a corker for when guests are coming to visit. It can be prepared well in advance, although we doubt it would sit tight for more than a day before somebody makes it disappear from the fridge. Do cover it though, so it doesn’t end up stinking of onion, garlic, or whatever else pungent that may be lurking in the fridge.
Ingredients (per person)
- 3 egg yolks, whisked until creamy
- 3 tablespoons of sugar
- 3 tablespoons of water
- Your chosen topping
- Pop the water and sugar into a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of water and heat quite vigorously
- Once a caramel / syrup is formed and all the sugar dissolved, gently add the whisked eggs
- Keep stirring for about five minutes but turn the heat down to medium/low
- Pour into individual containers once it all thickens (couple of minutes)
- Chill (the dishes AND you) for at least an hour
- Just before serving, pop your desired topping on
This really is a sweet dish, but is a great alternative to one of those packet mix desserts with the associated additives.
Spain Buddy topping tips
- Try grated chocolate
- Try chocolate powder
- Try ground cumin or cinnamon
- Try a raspberry or three (not very Canarian though)
- For kids – sprinkle some sugar strands or “hundreds and thousands” on just before serving
- For adults – we’re going to try making it with a liqueur such as Amaretto or Drambuie.. but if you beat us to it, let us know how it goes
Do you have a flavour of Spain that you really want to duplicate? Savoury or sweet? Contact us and let us know so we can whip you up a recipe. You won’t be only one missing the flavour, and that we can guarantee.