Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Torta de Tamal

Caution - do not try this at home. Hypercaloric content warning. 

Contains:

Bolillo - Mexican variation on the French baguette
Tamal de mole - steamed corn dough mixed with chicken and a spicy dark sauce made from various kinds of chile peppers, nuts, spices and chocolate.
Tamal de dulce - a tamal with pink-coloured sugar and, sometimes, raisins or other sweet dried fruit.

Origins:

Well, the real real ancient origins? Who knows! For us, this was something the huz had at a couple of times during his childhood (and hence the reason it made a [brief] reappearance at our table). Because that sweet and spicy mixture is pretty unusual. And filling as hell!    


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