Saturday, June 27, 2009


This week it looks like the summer has disappeared for a while. Temperatures have dropped down to 15 degrees and it is really cold for June (well, almost July). Not good at all. But the cold summer days would feel even colder if it wasn't for a Mexican drink called atole that can cure any cold summer day!

Atole is warm drink that is made with water, thickened with Mexican corn flour and flavoured with fresh fruits, chocolate, beans. Some atoles are made with milk and thickened with oats or cornstarch, there are quite few variations. This atole is made with pineapple and is perfect for a cold summer day.

Atole de piña
serves 2
4 dl water
2 dl fresh pineapple, puréed
4 tbsp corn flour for tortillas

Mix the water and the corn flour in a saucepan. Sieve the puréed pineapples into the sauce pan, if pineapple is not sweet enough put some sugar. Cook everything on low heat until thickened, about 10-15 minutes. Serve hot.

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