Cooking the Mexican Way: Revised and Expanded to Include New Low-Fat and Vegetarian Recipes (Easy Menu Ethnic Cookbooks)
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Introduces fundamentals of Mexican cooking, including special ingredients and cooking utensils. Also provides recipes for suggested dishes.
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handled easily. (If dough is too dry, add a few more teaspoons of warm water, one at a time.) 4. Place dough on a lightly floured board and knead until smooth. 5. Divide dough into 20 to 24 pieces and shape each into a ball. Flatten balls on the board with the palm of your hand. Cover with a cloth for 20 minutes. 6. On a lightly floured board, use a rolling pin to roll out each flattened ball into a large round shape about 6 or 7 inches in diameter. Let stand for about 5 minutes. 64 7. Heat 1
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thick. The word mole comes from the Spanish verb moler, which means “to grind.” Modern moles contain spices such as cinnamon, cloves, and black pepper, all of which Spanish conquerors intro duced to Mexico centuries ago. According to Christian tradition, three kings brought gifts to the newborn Christ child on January 6, also called Three Kings’ Day. On this day, Mexicans gather to exchange their Christmas presents.They eat rosca de reyes, a ring-shaped loaf of sweet, rich bread decorated with
pepper, green or red in color, that is slightly smaller and thinner than a jalapeño chili powder—A mixture of ground chiles and other herbs and spices, including cumin and oregano cumin—An aromatic spice used to flavor foods. Cumin seeds can be used whole or, more commonly, in a powdered form made by grinding the seeds. garlic—An herb whose distinctive flavor is used in many dishes. Fresh garlic can usually be found in the produce department of a super market. Each piece, or bulb, can be broken