Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Mexican Sundae


This sundae is difficult to explain, but it has become a Cinco de Mayo tradition in our house since about 2004. Imagine a warm, crunchy, buttery tortilla with a hint of cinnamon with slightly melted dulce de leche ice cream topped with a caramel sauce with the slightest hint of bang...it’s difficult to explain.

So let's just make and eat it.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
In a small saucepan, warm 1 jar of caramel sauce over low heat and season with 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper. Yes cayenne, trust me it will knock your socks off. Then add 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon. Gently combine and allow to warm.
Place 4 flour tortillas on a cookie sheet and brush liberally with melted butter. Sprinkle each tortilla with sugar and a pinch of cinnamon and bake in preheated 400 degree oven until crispy and sugar has melted on the tortillas, 5 minutes. Remove tortillas from oven, let cool to harden and break into large, uneven pieces. Just make funky shapes out of the tortillas.
Arrange the pieces of 1 tortilla in a sundae dish or on a dessert plate. Top with 2 large scoops dulce de leche ice cream. Drizzle the warm caramel sauce over each sundae using a spatula or wooden spoon.
See, you really can explain this, you just have to eat it.
Note to my readers. The company I worked for closed and I was laid off from my job yesterday. I am going to expend my energies trying to find employment...I'm just not a live off the government type of person and am too restless to stay home. My commenting may be light for the time being. Thanks for understanding!

55 comments:

Kathy said...

This looks sooo good!!! I'm so sorry to hear about your job! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers!!! Keep us posted :o)

Jamie said...

Wow! This sounds so good. Do you really only eat this once a year? Good luck on the job hunt: but those who persevere usually win in the end! Do it with a happy heart.

Donna-FFW said...

Oh, this looks so delicious. What a great tradition.

I am so sorry to hear of your job. Best wishes with your search. Dont worry bout the comments, we'll all be here. Big hugs to you.

sherri said...

Recipe looks delicious and may your feet be guided to the place where you should be.

Blessings to your search.
Peace to you.

Cathy said...

This looks very tasty..I love anything with caramel. I'm so sorry about your job...I cannot wait for the economy to turn around. Keep your chin up - you'll bounce back quickly! We'll be here when you come back :)

Ginger said...

Sorry about your job but something tells me that you will get a new one really fast.

Mary said...

Katherine, good luck in your job search. You begin it with the right attitude and your determination will hold you in good stead. We'll hold down the fort...go do what you have to do. Hugs...Mary

Scate said...

Thanks for sharing the cinco treats. Best of luck with the job search - it sounds like you have a good attitude, we all know you are creative and smart - so you should be a huge catch for a new position! We're all thinking good thoughts for you!

Mary at My New 30 said...

Sounds wonderful!

Best of luck with the job search. Hopefully it will lead to a new passion!

Marjie said...

Katherine, I'm so sorry! Of course, the homegirlz will be out of school soon, and will be available to hang out with you; you can all work on your tans together! Thor sends a big slobbery doggy kiss of consolation.

burpandslurp said...

wowee! a mexican sundae! what a creative idea, katherine!
I'm really sorry about your job...I'll keep it in my prayers.

Dawn said...

Yes please! Two please!

Hot damn this is good!

TavoLini said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your job. I hope an opportunity comes your way quickly!!

The sundae looks delicious--I'm interested in the cayenne pepper :)

Cookie baker Lynn said...

This looks like a perfect Cinco de Mayo dessert. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Blessings on your job hunt!

Ralonda said...

YUM! I NEED to make THIS!
Good luck with the job hunt... you're in my thoughts!

Elra said...

Mexican Sundae sounds really delicious!
Cheers,
elra

Bridgett said...

I think it sounds absolutely decadent. I could easily make that into a tradition.

teresa said...

This looks so good! I can't wait to try it.

I'm so sorry to hear about your job. The same thing happened to me about a year ago. Best of luck to you!

Deb said...

That looks so good. I love your site and the wonderful recipes you have!

Marguerite said...

This recipe looks divine. I will be sending you lots of positive thoughts regarding your job search. Good Luck!

Sweta said...

Wow-that's a great way to celebrate Cinco De Mayo!!
So sorry to hear about your job and good luck with your hunt:)

Debbie said...

Katherine, your dish reminds me of what I've had in Mexican restaurants called fried ice cream. This seem pretty similar to it. I'm really sorry to hear that you were laid off. I will say prayers that you find something you will enjoy and be happy with very soon.....I'll be thinking of you and will still be stopping by every day!!!!

The Japanese Redneck said...

I'm so sorry you lost your job. Good luck in finding a new job soon.

Maybe you'll find a better job. I'll be praying for you that you do.

Greg C said...

Interesting, very interesting. I bet I would love it.

buffalodick said...

Sorry about the plant closing...Being from Michigan believe me, the manufactuing job loss was far worse than the news reports.. I "retired" because as a metals sales rep, I could not bear to see any more customers go under.. I'm looking for something food related, perhaps you should too...

Pearl said...

how appropriate for cinco de mayo! thanks for sharing :)

The Blonde Duck said...

Oh Katherine, I'm so sorry. What kind of work are you working for? E-mail me--I might know of some freelancing stuff.

pigpigscorner said...

Love what you did with the tortilla. Good luck!

Kara said...

I think we need to start this tradition at my house!!

So sorry about your job. I hope that you will not be looking for long.

Juliana said...

Happy Cinco de Mayo...sorry for your job...in another hand, this look so good, very tempting.

Helene said...

I could not resist, what a beautiful Sundae. Good luck for your job.

melissa said...

Sorry to hear about your job Katherine. You seem like an industrious person and I have high hopes you finding the right thing, and soon. All the best to you and Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Pam said...

Sorry about your job, I hope you ate lots of these sundaes to cheer you up.

Kristen said...

Katherine, I wish you all the best with the job search.

As to the Sundae - you had me imagining and drooling, how wonderfully delicious!

Femin Susan said...

This looks delicious. Your tradition sounds great.
Sorry about your job. Good luck on the job hunt. I am sure you will get one very soon.
Cheers!

Reeni♥ said...

I'm sorry, Katherine! Hugs. And the best of luck with your job searching.

I can't resist dulce de leche. I bet the spicy tortillas give it a nice little kick.

LK- Healthy Delicious said...

this. looks. awesome!

I'm so sorry to hear about the job situation. I'll keep you in my thoughts and I hope you find something soon!

Selba said...

An interesting sundae! I would love to try it.

Claudia said...

I LOVE YOUR RECIPES! (shouting out to the world)
I may be unemployed this summer... so I understand... sending good job thoughts to you!

Calm In The Kitchen said...

Oh, I am so sorry to hear of your lay-off. I hope that you find another job soon!

That sundae looks wonderful, I am a fan of anything with caramel and the cayenne sounds fabulous!

Pam said...

I am so sorry about the layoff. I'll be sending good job vibes your way.

The Mexican sundae looks perfect - wish I could eat one right now.

Selba said...

Katherine, guess what? Just an hour ago, I found out that I got laid off. Well... I guess best luck to two of us on hunting jobs!

Coleen's Recipes said...

This looks absolutely delicious and perfect for today! Sorry to hear about your job. I'll keep you and your family in my prayers (that old prayer list is getting pretty long...lots of people in the same situation).

Pearl said...

P.S. katherine - purple peanuts just taste like very well roasted peanuts and they are from Taiwan :)

Merrianne said...

oh my gosh! that looks so delicious!!!!!!!!!!

Priscilla said...

Oh wow. I am, going to try this for sure! Delicious!

Lynda said...

This looks so addictive! I'll have to try this!
Sorry about the job, I'll keep you in my prayers and hope you find another one right away!

Debbie said...

Oh Katherine. I am so very sorry to hear about your job. But you are such a great person and have a wonderful personality and presence - I can't imagine you won't be snapped up by some other company very soon. I'll be praying for you.

5 Star Foodie said...

The sundae looks delicious! I'm so sorry to hear about your job.

Natashya said...

The sundae does look tasty,
all the luck to you and your family in securing a new source of income - too bad foodie blogging doesn't really pay!

doggybloggy said...

sending 'get a new job' vibes ----

MaryBeth said...

Oh Honey I am so sorry this happened to you, I have been in your place and I just thank god that I still have mine after we have been doing some cut backs. What kins of work did you do? You will always have a friend in me if you need to talk. Send me an e-mail to mdaniels1986@yahoo.com

Lanny said...

Hmm, I wonder if this is the Cinco de Mayo sundae that Linus 'made' that I blogged about yesterday?

I'm sorry to hear about your job! Thoughts and prayers while you search for a job that's a perfect fit.

Cynthia at A Shimmy in My Spirit said...

I hope you find a great new job...one that is more fun and pays more than your last one.

Thanks for the recipe for the Mexican sundae. Think I will try it this weekend.

Memória said...

Oh this sounds so good! I bet it would be even better with homemade tortillas and homemade caramel. YUM!