Monday, 27 August 2007

Making babies cry, kittens and sweetcorn cake

Carlos the 1 year old in the house in Tuxpan likes to try things; he has an expectant, open mouthed thing he does to indicate he wants a taster. Fair play to him- he especially likes table. But he learnt a very important lesson today; he really doesn't like chunks of lime. I shouldn't laugh, but I did anyway.

So today we had
pan de elote for the second stage of our mid evening after supper snack. Jess had made a special plea for this so I was intrigued. Basically these are the ingredients:
  • sweetcorn, de cobbed, about 2 1/2 handfulls
  • a stick of butter
  • a tin of condensed milk
  • bicarbonate of soda (tablespoonish)
  • about 2 eggs
You put these in a blender- shuckashugglaghusha- and then pour into a cake tin. Bake for 30- 40 minutes. Until it looks and feels like a cake.

The result is a nice firm spongey type thing that is moist throughout. It's almost like madeira actually. The sweetness is subtle- as it just comes from the condensed milk and sweetcorn.

I recommend having it with a water- based hot c
hocolate. If you use tinned sweetcorn drain it for about an hour before- not sure how all that extra moisture would work out.

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