Yuccaalso known as cassavaisa staple crop throughout Honduras and grows everywhere, evenin the poorest soils. Similar to a crustless pumpkin pie, thisdense, sweet yucca dessert has a lovely texture and spiced mochaflavor. Use a hand grater rather than a food processor to gratethe yucca for best results. For a finishing touch, pour sweetenedcondensed milk over the baked cake before serving.
Recipe: Honduran Yucca Cakewith Sweet Milk Sauce
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 lbs. yucca, peeled and grated (about 4 cups) *
4 large eggs, slightly beaten
1 (13.5-ounce) can coconut milk
2/3 cup (5 fluid ounce can) NESTL ® CARNATION®Evaporated Milk
1/2 cup prepared double strength NESCAF CLÁSICOPure Instant Coffee, cooled
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (14-ounce) can NESTL ® CARNATION® SweetenedCondensed Milk
Makes 15 servings.
Estimated Times: Preparation – 25 min |Cooking – 35 min |
* Note: Frozen yucca masa typicially foundin Latin markets can be substituted for the fresh yucca. Oncethawed, measure out 4-cup amount and then drain prior to addingto recipe.
Recipe and photograph are the propertyof Nestl ® and Meals.com, used with permission.
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