Mole Blanco

Mole Blanco

Mole is the traditional meal that Mexicans serve in weddings, and in the XIX Century, Maximillian of Habsburg, was captivated by this white variation of the dish. With a big French influence this dish reminds us how rich is Mexico’s History. Check my wine tips! Ingredients 3-4 Chile guero (blond or yellow chillies) 200 gr. Almonds 100 gr. Rockmelon seeds (the seeds of 2 melons, dried) 1 Banana 1 Cinnamon stick 2-3 Cloves 1 Pinch Aniseed 3 White corn tortillas or 1 toasted bread roll 1 1/2 Cups Milk 30 gr. Butter 1 lt. Chicken stock 100-120 gr. White chocolate A clay pot (if available) Method Steps Toast chillies on stove until black and put them on a plastic bag to let them sweat. On a cup of water pour the almonds to boil and turn off in order to loose up the skin (skip this if your almonds are skinless). Pour some cold water over them and squeeze them to take the skin off. Toast almonds with cinnamon, cloves and aniseed. Move them constantly, and take them out of the fire when they start smelling nice. Toast rockmelon seeds. Move constantly and take off the fire when they start jumping. Toast the banana with the skin on, until the skin turns a bit black. Take the chillies out of the plastic bag. Under running water take the burnt skin off carefully. You can take the seeds and veins of the chilli off if you want a milder flavour, or leave them on for a hotter flavour. Put your clay pot on the fire to start heating it. On...
Banana Bread

Banana Bread

The history of banan bread starts 800 years ago when bananas were first cultivated in Papua New Guinea. The Portugese brought this delicious plant to American around the 15th century. The popularization of baking soda and baking powder allowed for banana bread to be born in the U.S. It was first featured in American cookbooks in the 1930’s and ever since loved by the rest of the world. Mexico has a great variety of bananas, being the most popular the “Tabasco” kind (very similar to Cavendish bananas here in Austrlia). Annually it produces about 2.2 tons of bananas. This recipe is the traditional way my mom makes banana bread and how I learned to make it myself. It is perfect for when you find out your bananas have become too brown. It goes dreamily with wholemeal flour. Ingredients: 4 Brown bananas smashed 3 Eggs 1 Can condensed milk 90gr Melted butter (unsalted) 2 Cups of flour (320gr.) 2 Teaspoons of baking powder 1/4 Teaspoon baking soda Icing Sugar Preheat oven at 200C Beat the smashed bananas with the eggs. Add the condensed milk and the butter. Sift the flour, baking powder and baking soda; add to banana mix, outflanking. Pour in a baking container with a baking paper cover (Alternatively you can lightly grease and flour the container). Bake for 40 minutes, or until by introducing a toothpick it comes out clean. Take the bread out of the oven and spread icing sugar to taste. Prep 10 mins. Oven 40...