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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HCB: Caramelized Pineapple Pudding Cakes

The first weekend of the months are the hardest for me when it comes to baking.  My commitment to three baking groups makes it a bit hard, since I technically have 3 dessert to bake during the first weekend.  So usually during this time one tends to fall of the to bake list.  Since I had passed last weeks choice on HCB, I could not bring myself to pass on a second week.  One of the other baking club is going to take a hit - the jury still out as to which.

I decided to start with HCB choice, because it was the hardest of the 3.  The pudding portion had 3 pages of instructions, add 4 more if you decided to do the Brioche and you got, once more, 7 pages of instructions ahead of you.  Which mean one thing - hold on to your whisk, its going to be a bumpy bake.  After reading, I realized that after putting into account the waiting time between the steps, I was looking at well over 12+ hours of work for six baby cakes.

God, I thought the Apple Charlotte was hard.
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