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Salvadorian: Atol de Elote ( Corn Beverage) April 24, 2012

Filed under: Beverage,Recipes,Salvadorian — multiculturalfamilyrecipes @ 4:44 am

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Ingredients:

  • 6 to 7 ears Yellow corn on the cob
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 to 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • ground cinnamon ( for garnishing)

Directions:

  1. Using a sharp knife, carefully cut enough kernels off the corn cobs to make 3 to 3 1/2 cups. Then scrape the cobs with a knife to remove all their milk. Place 2 1/2 cups of the corn in a blender along with 2 cups of the water and puree well.
  2. Strain the pureed corn through a sieve into a medium saucepan and discard the solids. Stir in the remaining corn kernels, 1/3 cup sugar and salt.
  3. Bring the liquid to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes, or until lightly thickened. If the atol doesn’t thicken to a creamy consistency mix the cornstarch with a little cold water and whisk into the simmering liquid until it is just thick enough to coat a spoon.
  4. Pour the hot atol into mugs or small bowls, sprinkle with a little cinnamon and serve hot with a spoon to scoop up the corn kernels.

Story:

One of my favorite warm soup/beverage my grandmother makes on a cold rainy day. It warms your stomach with its sweet smell and taste.

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