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Latinos Rate Each Other's Holiday Desserts

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From cakes called quesadillas to the mighty power of cornstarch, learn about some of the most iconic Latin desserts.
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We holidays are finally here.
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We're here and we have our native dishes for dessert.
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My dessert is, it is a Puerto Rican dessert.
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It's like a custard.
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It has coconut milk, some cinnamon, some vanilla and corn
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starch.
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That's like what's like holding it together.
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It's like the easiest thing to make.
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I got Mexican dish.
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My mom and I would make every end of the year.
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It has sugar.
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They're all delicious.
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They all look different.
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Everyone has a different vanilla version.
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This is guava and cheese.
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This was our go to dessert for Christmas Eve.
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We always had like different cakes and this and this was my
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favorite and you can eat it with any kind of cheese, but I preferred
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cream cheese.
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Well, this is so, so it consists of rum.
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I always associate this with Christmas.
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No, the New Year.
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And I remember my grandma would always make a little piece
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for us little kids.
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So I'm half Colombian, half Peruvian.
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And this is, and that's on my Peruvian side.
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How I like to explain.
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This is, it's basically like a fancy fried doughnut with like
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delicious syrup, like nice and hot, delicious.
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So this is a, when they hear like they think like it's a tortilla
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with the cheese, but it's actually this beautiful Scrump
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cheese piece of bread.
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People have it at all times of day.
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But like in my family we'd be having this like, after meal.
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We call them.
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All right.
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Let's switch.
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Yeah, it smells like pure rum.
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But are you gonna do it?
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Like sexy?
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Hey, are you ready?
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Ok.
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Let's try this.
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Ok.
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So it's like half the dessert because it's sweet.
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It's like a big corn so good.
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It's really crunchy but it's also like just soft enough.
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Well, this guava and cream cheese is so good.
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It's just, it's so comforting.
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It just reminds me of home.
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This is so freaking good.
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Uh They really nail the Puerto Ricans is such a strong word
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I feel like it's something like crunchy or something spicy
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but it's not, it's just a nice little pudding like it has good
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flavors.
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Honestly, if you eat the whole thing, I feel like you're gonna
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be a little, that's why my love this so much.
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I wanna try something.
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I go hm.
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You gonna combine this, you wanna Franken something?
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I wanna see what our babies are gonna look like.
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Delicious.
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Right?
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Actually really good.
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I don't think they would go well together.
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So maybe it will go well together.
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Let's try it.
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Oh, I'd make the parties.
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I think the we're still means that we really like each other's
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dishes this is really good.
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So if you like rum and you like rum cake, you have to try this
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because it's on a whole another level.
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I would definitely eat this again.
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And it's just something that I feel like it's so comforting
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We were told to stop.
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Our can really stop right now.
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You know, when Latinos unite things, beautiful things come
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together, right?
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That's honestly the takeaway point here.