moderate

Dishes that require a moderate amount of skill, not for beginners, but still manageable for the home cook.

Guava paste

Total time
2 hours, 10 minutes
Yield
2 kg

It is a sweet made cooking guavas with sugar. It reminds of quince paste and it is used in a similar way, but guava paste is also used in many recipes.

Classic flan

Total time
30 minutes
Yield
6 servings

Calling flan a caramel custard is to do it an injustice. No mere pudding, this traditional Spanish dessert is the crème de la crème of sweets. Of course, not surprisingly, there are a hundred and one variations on the basic recipe. But sometimes the original is so much more than one can expect, to alter it is to approach cooking blasphemy.

Cream gravy

Total time
20 minutes
Yield
2 cup

This is a white sauce made with pan drippings. It is also a variation of the basic gravy recipe for poultry using a mixture of water and cream instead of stock.