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Monday, September 22, 2014

Arroz con leche Recipe | Spanish Hot Chocolate Recipe ~Spanish Cuisine

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Today I chose spain for letter S as you all know I and the Bm members are exploring  around the world cuisine this month and we have landed on letter S today. I chose a random country for S as spain today I actually wanted to make a meal for spain But unfortunately today I was held up with other works so I chose two dessert from spain. Spani is also called kingdom of spain located on the peninsula in Europe. Spanish cuisine is divided into some typical dishes and cuisine.I have already made an gazpazho from Andalusian cuisine. This time I chose 2 simple and very fav among Spanish from all regions.

Arroz con leche is a typical and traditional rice pudding made in spain . It is luscious and so rich and can be serve warm or cold. The lemon zest and butter makes it so flavorful. These are great for breakfast too, In asturias - northern spain they serve this pudding with caramel crust like a caramel pudding.  Hot chocolate is my all time fav in a cold snowy day , the spanish version calls for corn flour and milk this was so yummy Mine turned a little thick when cooled as it had corn flour in them. Have them hot , if you need add extra milk if needed.  I thoroughly enjoyed these two sweet drink and pudding from spain.  I actually loved exploring a varities of rice pudding around the world   I will make a post on this Rice pudding around the world some time. Here are My two recipes from spain..

Hot chocolate recipe

Spanish desserts and drinks

Spanish Hot Chocolate Recipe

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    Preparation time
   Cook Time
10 mins
10 mins
Hot chocolate   Ingredients

  Milk - 1 1/2 cup
  Corn flour - 1- 2 tbsp
  Condensed Milk - 2-3 tbsp ( optional)
  Chocolate chips -  1 cup ( melted)

  • In a bowl Mix  1/2 cup milk and cornflour  till it is diluted.
  • Melt the chocolate in microwave for 30 sec or using a double Boiler.
  • In a sauce pan heat rest of the milk and boil it.
  • Simmer the flame and add the cornflour diluted Milk.
  • Cook them till it thickens.
  • Add the melted chocolate to the Milk and Mix well till well combined.
  • Serve them Hot.

spanish rice pudding

Rice pudding

Arroz Con Leche Recipe

                                          Recipe Category
    Preparation time
   Cook Time
  10 mins
15 mins

Pudding recipe
  Milk - 2 cups
  Arborio Rice / Pearl Rice - 1/4 cup
  Condensed Milk - 1/2 cup ( More if needed)
  Cinnamon pd - 1/4 tsp
  Lemon Rind - 1/2 tsp
  Butter - 1 tbsp
  Salt a pinch

  • In a sauce pan heat 1 cup water , after it boils add salt ad rice.
  • Cook the rice till they are soft .
  • After the cook turn off the flame and let the rice cool for a while.
  • Now Boil the milk in the sauce pan , simmer it till the milk thicken a bit.
  • Add the cooked rice and cook them well.
  • Add sugar, lemon rind and mix well.
  • Cook them well till the pudding thickens .
  • Add butter in the end and mix well till they melt.
  • Garnish with dusted cinnamon pd and serve.


  1. Two more awesome desserts. Beautiful presentation. Chocolate desserts are truly the best.

  2. I am loving the desserts. Chocolate is an all time favourite. Simple yet sinful and rich.
    The rice pudding sounds like a kheer version and looks amazing with that cinnamon on top.
    Beautifully presented dishes.

  3. Such lovely desserts Manjula..hope you have enough tasters to complete your desserts..all your desserts have been so fantastic and rich!

  4. Am a great fan of Spanish desserts, arroz con leche and Spanish hot chocolate makes me drool, definitely prefect for my sweet tooth.

  5. Both the desserts are mouthwatering! I like the orange mini casserole you served the rice pudding in. You know what, when I first started looking for recipes for this marathon, all I wanted to do was desserts. The desserts from various countries were appetizing to me than any other course. It was very difficult to hold back as I love desserts. I am totally loving all the desserts you are making from around the world.

  6. corn starch in a hot chocolate nevr thot of...nice 2 kno...btw,love the leche recipe...wish u wud hav shown the picture of pearl rice....don't know wat it is..

  7. Wow dear hot chocolate is fab.. Never thought of adding corn flour in it very nice

  8. Both of them are mouthwatering. The chocolate one not so much for me personally but my little one is slowly getting into this chocolate stuff!!

  9. Both the dishes look rich and creamy.

  10. Manjula, you are whipping up delicious pudding for this BM. Hope I could taste a few...

  11. Both are tempting ones.

  12. I am yet to make that hot chocolate for my lilone.And both the dishes are superb.I love that orange serving bowl. So pretty...

  13. Wow this is amazingly delicious. The chocolate is made at my place often but without the condensed milk as for the pudding its just yum.

  14. Delicious and chocolaty pudding . Lovely


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