I'd like to say that 2011 was quite a year. I did a lot of things that have shaped me in some way into a better person. I am with the people I love and that makes me happy so all is good.
I spent December 30th exploring my aunt's recipe for gorditas de azucar. Now let me tell you what they are: gorditas de azucar are like a very Mexican biscuit only sweet, but not really like a biscuit better than a biscuit, they're like a welsh cake but not quite...they are their own specimen. I can easily eat more than 2 in a day they're great in the morning with milk or coffee, they're great as a snack or after dinner. And you know they're just the right amount of sweetness....only 1 cup of sugar!
Now there is a recipe for 'gorditas' that are not sweet and you can eat them with meat, beans, cheese, veggies but I'll leave that recipe for another day, ok :) for now here are my sweet cakes.
|They are the best when slathered in butter, syrup and jam!|
*Note: This recipe makes 40 gorditas of a good size. And if you're surprised at the amount of eggs in this recipe trust me so was I...I'll post the halved recipe for making less than 40...much less :)
|Lots of butter y'all|
|This recipe makes 40!!|
Gorditas de Azucar
- 4 cups pancake flour
- 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 10 eggs
- 3 sticks of butter (melted)
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons milk (for mixing)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 cup sugar
|You will need a griddle or a non-stick pan will work too|
|Dough should look like this after its been cooled|
|When it looks like this add the rest of the all purpose flour|
First you're going to mix all the pancake flour and 2 cups of the all purpose flour. Then you're going to add the baking powder and butter. In a separate mixing bowl, mix all the eggs, milk and oil. Add the honey to the flour mix and incorporate well, add in the sugar to the flour mix too.
Now once both dry and wet ingredients are well mixed, add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and incorporate. You're going to notice that the mixture is kinda looking like pancake mix---you want it to be able to roll and shape it into a small dough ball so this is where you add ---little by little the rest of the all purpose flour (1 1/2 cups). Mix well and it should be dough-y.
Let it cool for about an hour. Then set your griddle or non-stick pan to a medium heat, and once you roll your dough ball and spread it with the rolling pin set it onto the griddle and let it bake for about a minute or two on each side. Make sure to watch them anyway so they won't burn.