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Semola con leche (yummy dessert )

This is really traditional in my country, and I don't know if oyu have tasted it, but I love it. Eating it makes me happy xD and it is not something decadent or elavorated like chocolate souffle or a pie.

You need:

3/4 cup semolina flour
3/4 cup sugar (if you want sweeter, add more!)
2 cinnamon sticks (I added ground cinnamon, cause didn't have sticks)
4 cups milk
*And I added some orange peel that then removed, but this is tottally optional (though I recomend it)

Put milk, sugar, cinnamon and orange peel in a saucepan. Let milk boil and then sprinkle semolina flour. Mix with a wooden spoon and let cook for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and place in a square pan. Let cool to room temperature and then refrigerate at least 2 hours. You'll be able to cut it in squares and serve. If you want, you can put the mix in individual pots. It is originally served with a sauce made with "chancaca" (also known as panela sugar or piloncillo), but I topped the portions with raspberry jam, or you can add caramel sauce.

I recomend removing the orange peel and the cinnamon sticks before adding the semolina, though a lot of recipes don't call for it until the mix have cooled a little after cooking. I do it this way because when the dessert has cooled and you remove the sticks and peel, they take with them some dessert, and I dont want to loose even the minimal ammount of that, I love it so much to loose any.

Well, I hope you try it and enjoy it as much as I do =)

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jacquez
Aug. 10th, 2010 12:42 am (UTC)
that looks so good! thanks for the recipe.
gasterea
Aug. 10th, 2010 03:01 am (UTC)
Muchas gracias, this sounds great. Chile, right?

Can it sometimes be fried afterwards like in leche frita?

And is this definition of chancaca correct?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chancaca

Sorry for all the questions but this recipe is really lovely and I want to know more about it :-)
ath_eris
Aug. 10th, 2010 03:12 am (UTC)
Yes the definition is correct. For what I know it is made with different kinds of sugar and honey.

I don't know if this dessert can be fried, I have never though or heard of it o.o but it is firm enough, so maybe you can try... I love it like it is xD like I've always ate it.

Oh, and chancaca melted in some water with orange peel and cinnamon... yum! on top of sopaipillas, double yum!
southernmyst
Aug. 11th, 2010 12:37 pm (UTC)
Your enthusiasm for this has inspired me - so we bought some semolina flour yesterday, and we'll try this in a few days. Thanks for sharing! :-)
ath_eris
Aug. 11th, 2010 07:44 pm (UTC)
so then you have to tell me how it turned out and if you liked it =)
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