Tuesday, February 15, 2011

El Torito Sweet Corn Cake

Tom tried this for the first time last Sunday and fell in love with it!

El Torito Sweet Corn Cake

Serving Size: 12 Preparation Time: 0:30

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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1/4 cup butter or margarine

2 tablespoons shortening

1/2 cup masa harina

3 tablespoons cold water

10 ounces corn kernels

3 tablespoons cornmeal

1/4 cup sugar

2 tablespoons whipping cream

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

My favorite, and well worth the effort. Masa harina comes in a bag like

flour and can be found with the flour in most supermarkets. It’s the flour

to use for corn tortillas. The recipe doubles easily and turns out well with

either of the two methods provided.

Method two is the

moist scoop we usually get at the restaurant.


Place butter and shortening in mixer bowl and whip until soft; continue

whipping until fluffy and creamy. Add masa gradually while mixing; add water

gradually and mix thoroughly.

Place corn kernels in blender or food processor fitted with metal blade;

coarsely chop. Stir into the masa harina. Place (regular) cornmeal, sugar,

whipping cream, baking powder and salt in large mixing bowl; mix quickly.

Add masa mixture and mix lightly, just until blended. Pour into greased

8-inch-square baking pan. Cover with foil.

Method 1: Bake in 350-degree oven 40 to 50 minutes or until corn cake has a

firm texture.

Method 2: Place pan in a larger pan and pour boiling water half way up corn

cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees 40 to 50 minutes, checking water level and

adding more boiling water, if necessary. When cooked through, remove corn

cake pan from water.

Let cooked cake stand at room temperature for few minutes before cutting

into squares or using a small ice cream scoop to serve.

Makes 10 to 12 small servings. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

Cook and Tell recipe swap column, Riverside Press-Enterprise 3 Oct 96. Pat

H. McRecipe.

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