Capirotada Mexican Dessert Recipe

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Recipe Ingredients:

1 lb. stale white bread, torn into bite-sized pieces
1 stick of unsalted butter
3 tablespoons canola oil
2 cups light sugar
1 cup water
1 cinnamon stick (3-inch or 7.5 cm in length)
1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup farmer cheese
1/3 cup shredded monterrey cheese
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
1-1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1/2 teaspoon cloves
3 large eggs, separated
1 quart whole milk
2 teaspoons Mexican Foodvanilla extract
1 cup whipping cream (optional, for topping)

Preheat oven to 350 F (175 degrees C). Generously butter a 9" x 13" baking dish.

Recipe Instructions:

In large mixing bowl, place the pieces of bread. Melt 4 tablespoons of butter and mix with 2 tablespoons of canola oil. Drizzle butter mixture over the bread, tossing to mix thoroughly. Place bread pieces on cookie sheet, and place under broiler until toasted lightly brown, turning as needed. Remove from broiler and set aside. In a saucepan, combine the water, brown sugar, and cinnamon stick. Bring to boil, letting boil for about 5 minutes until caramel in color and of a syrupy consistency. Remove from heat and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the raisins, pecans, cheeses, and toasted bread pieces. Sprinkle with cinnamon and cloves, add orange and lemon peels, mix and transfer to prepared baking dish.
Whisk together the remaining oil and butter, with the brown sugar syrup. Drizzle over the bread. Place in preheated oven and bake for about 30 minutes. Remove from oven.
In mixing bowl, beat the egg yolks until thick and lemon-colored. Gradually beat in the milk and vanilla. Pour over the baked bread, and return to oven for 40 minutes until the top of the custard is golden-brown.
Serve while still warm. You can whip the whipping cream and use that as a topping for the bread pudding (optional).

Capirotada en Espanol

Platillo de postre que utiliza el pan seco. En la actualidad, generalmente se endulza con piloncillo y se enriquece con frutas y especias. Antiguamente las capirotadas contenían verduras, queso y carnes y eran un tipo de sopa.

Enjoy this delicious capirotada Mexican food recipe!

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Capirotada Mexican Recipe
5 Stars based on 2 Review(s)
5 Stars

Review for Capirotada - Mexican Recipe
March 23, 2010

quisiera hacer capirotada

Jose Zuniga
5 Stars

Review for Capirotada - Mexican Recipe
March 26, 2009

The true Capirotada is done with french loaf or bolillos cut in slices. Not cur into bite size pieces.

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