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Tani,

Heh... My mother made a drink from her homeland called Atol de Elote(sp?). Its a sweet drink made from corn and is very popular in Guatemala. I used to drink it when I lived there.

Hominy kicks booty! I like CornNuts on occasion, and the Mexican dishes Posole and Menudo are made with hominy as well. Very interesting fruit.

Never had grits myself... more of a raw oatmeal mixed with yogurt fan myself.... along with...

SUSHI AND SAKE!!

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John wins the prize! Here's the scoop on Atolé:

It is indeed a wonderful hot drink made from roasted blue corn meal, milk, sugar, and spices. I know it as a Native American recipe, but of course there is considerable crossover between Native American and Latin American cuisine.

I get my Roasted Blue Corn Meal for Atolé from a great online Native American food supplier called The Cooking Post:

http://www.cookingpost.com/
[Click on Tamaya Blue Corn, then on Roasted Blue Corn Meal]

Ingredients:

4 teaspoons Roasted Blue Corn Meal
2 teaspoons sugar
1 cup (8 oz.) milk [Tani the Dieter uses 1% lowfat milk]
Cinnamon
Allspice
Nutmeg


Place milk, sugar, Roasted Blue Corn Meal, dash of cinnamon and allspice (to taste) into small saucepan. Heat mixture slowly over low flame while stirring constantly, till it thickens slightly and begins to foam at edges -- do NOT boil! Remove from flame, stir again, and pour into cup. Top with a pinch of nutmeg. Serve with a spoon (to stir occasionally while drinking) and enjoy!

HINT: If you've got a frother or cappuccino maker, it's even better topped with frothy steamed milk.


And there ya have it....
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Hey Tani!


You RULE!

Thank you! I keep forgetting to ask my mother for her recipes (there are actually several flavors), and I would need to translate them from Spanish to English (the metric conversion is a pain though).

Thanks! Sushi and Atole!

John
 

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Sounds interesting Tani, I wonder if you can get the blue corn meal in NZ?????? Must look into that!

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Jean said:
Sounds interesting Tani, I wonder if you can get the blue corn meal in NZ?????? Must look into that!

J
Hiya Jean --

If you do, make sure it's roasted blue corn meal -- I have a feeling the drink wouldn't be too appetizing with the unroasted kind....

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