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.