Pan de Elote - Corn Bread

And my corn craving continues. 

This time I reached out to a friend of mine from Mexico, because I remember this great corn bread I had when I use to visit there for work.  I remember buying them from the street vendors. Pile high with a handmade sign on top announcing it “hecho en casa” (homemade) After describing to her that wonderful sweet morsel I had, she told me simply, “mija, esta hablando de un simple pan de elote” (girl, you are talking about a simple corn bread).  The she sent me the recipe and told me to enjoy it.

Pan de elote literally means “corn bread,” and it’s one of those iconic Mexican desserts I can’t get enough of.

This is not like American cornbread at all. When it’s done right, it’s like the freshest homemade creamed corn crossed with a flan or bread pudding. It’s not so much a bread as a dense, buttery cake-pudding – delish!

I easy to make, since everything pretty much can go into a blender or food processor – add, mix and pour over a prepare cake pan and in less than 1 hour you got this warm sweet treat, that you just want to bury your face in.

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Sweet Corn Cake

Today I woke up with a craving for corn bread. 

But I wanted it to be sweet, soft and made with cream of corn.  Have I ever mentioned how much I like cream of corn?  No? Well then, there you have it, its right up there as one of my all time favorite things to make things with.

I have a great cream corn soufflé casserole recipe that I love (so does my family).  The thing is that it takes a lot of steps to make it, plus is baked in a water bath, which gives you a whole other set of issues to deal with.

I was not in the mood to deal.

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