A Mexican Beach Town and a Refreshing Dessert
Flavors of the Sun
Flavors of the Sun
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  • 2000 in
  • 75 degrees
  • 345 days of
  • 2 cups
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup chopped
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 2 tablespoons
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime rind
  • 2 1/2 cups whipping cream
  • 4 ingredients in a food processor until finely ground. Press mixture into a greased aluminum foil-lined 13- x 9-inch pan.Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes or until golden. Cool on a wire rack.Heat 3/4 cup sugar and 1/2 cup lime juice over low heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, and set aside.Sprinkle gelatin over 2 tablespoons lime juice in a medium bowl; stir gelatin mixture, and let stand 3 to 5 minutes.Add hot mixture,stirring until gelatin dissolves. Whisk in sweetened condensed milk and grated lime rind.Place bowl in a larger bowl filled with ice; whisk mixture 10 minutes or until partially set. Fold in whipped cream. Pour evenly over prepared crust; cover and chill 8 hours Cut into diamond shapes. Garnish, if desired.No vacation in Mexico would be complete without a obligatory, totally delightful parade. Our week was punctuated by four days of the Fiestas Taurinas, which featured music, dancing, free food, and, of course, a parade. Or two. Or four.Parting Video: Dancing Horse in a Mexican Parade:©Victoria Challancin. All Rights Reserved.Like life and love, recipes are meant to be shared, but please ask permission before using text or photos. Thanks!Victoria Challancin



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