Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Spanish Corn Cake (Like Chi-Chi's)

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/3 cup masa harina (a type of corn flour available in specialty food stores and many supermarkets)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 package (10 oz.) frozen corn, thawed
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp. yellow cornmeal
  • 2 tbsp. whipping cream
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • sliced chili peppers (optional)
  • chopped parsley (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. With an electric mixer, beat butter or margarine until fluffy.
  3. Gradually beat in masa harina.
  4. On low speed, beat in water.
  5. Place corn in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until chopped coarse. Stir in masa mixture.
  6. In a small bowl, stir together sugar, cornmeal, cream, baking powder, and salt. Stir into corn mixture.
  7. Spread in a greased, 8-inch-square baking pan. Cover with foil.
  8. Place in a larger pan and pour boiling water half way up the side of the smaller pan.
  9. Bake for 50 minutes or until set.
  10. Remove smaller pan from water, uncover, and let stand 15 minutes.
  11. Sprinkle with chilies and parsley, if desired

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