Emily Bayless Project #44-Plátanos Machos Asados con Cajeta y Nueces

I have a list of things I want to do. One of them is to cook every recipe in a cookbook so I’m working my way through Rick Bayless’ Everyday Mexican. This series is the record of those adventures.

Plátanos Machos Asados con Cajeta y Nueces: Roasted Plantains with Mexican Goat Milk Caramel and Nuts


Today I'd like to introduce you to the easiest desert ever. Don't thank me, thank Rick as you are swanning about serving your deceptively delicious and well-plated dessert.

  1. Put black-ripe plantains in toaster oven. Turn on oven.
  2. Take them out, let them cool and cut them up.
  3. Drizzle dulce de leche on top. I used some Ginger Elizabeth salted caramel that I had in the fridge.
  4. Sprinkle with nuts of your choosing.
  5. Dollop ice cream on the side for panache and plating purposes.
  6. Apply to face.
  7. Repeat as necessary.


Posted on June 13, 2011 and filed under Mighty List.