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Pan de Elote

Made with fresh corn, Pan de Elote, also known as Mexican Cornbread, is a delightfully moist sweet bread. This recipe offers the ideal ratio of sweetness to corn deliciousness, perfectly capturing the spirit of traditional flavors. Pan de Elote is a popular dessert for any occasion, and it’s simple to prepare and even easier to enjoy.

Tasting Notes

Expect a moist and tender crumb with a subtle sweetness and a burst of corn flavor in every bite. The exterior boasts a golden-brown crust, enticing you with its inviting aroma. Enjoy it on its own, or pair it with your favorite hot beverage for a comforting treat.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh or frozen corn kernels
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Kitchen Equipment

  • Mixing bowls
  • Blender or food processor
  • 9×5-inch loaf pan
  • Parchment paper
  • Whisk
  • Spatula
  • Cooling rack

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan. Line the bottom with parchment paper for easy removal.
  2. In a blender or food processor, combine 1 cup of corn kernels with the melted butter. Blend until smooth.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Add the blended corn mixture, remaining corn kernels, milk, eggs, and vanilla extract to the dry ingredients. Stir until just combined, being careful not to overmix.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan, spreading it evenly.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Allow the Pan de Elote to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring it to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Pro Tips

  • For added texture, fold in a handful of chopped nuts (such as pecans or walnuts) into the batter before baking.
  • Dust the cooled Pan de Elote with powdered sugar for a decorative touch.

Variations

  • Experiment with different types of corn, such as white or blue corn, for a unique twist.
  • Add a hint of cinnamon or nutmeg to the batter for a warm and cozy flavor.

FAQs

Can I use canned corn instead of fresh or frozen?

While fresh or frozen corn is recommended for the best flavor, you can use well-drained canned corn in a pinch.

Can I make this recipe gluten-free?

Yes, you can substitute the all-purpose flour with a gluten-free flour blend to make this recipe gluten-free.

How should I store Pan de Elote?

Store the cooled bread in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or refrigerate for longer freshness.

Yield: 10 servings

Pan de Elote

Traditional Mexican Pan de elote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh or frozen corn kernels
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan. Line the bottom with parchment paper for easy removal.
  2. In a blender or food processor, combine 1 cup of corn kernels with the melted butter. Blend until smooth.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Add the blended corn mixture, remaining corn kernels, milk, eggs, and vanilla extract to the dry ingredients. Stir until just combined, being careful not to overmix.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan, spreading it evenly.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Allow the Pan de Elote to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring it to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10 servings

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 280Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 75mgSodium: 260mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 2gSugar: 18gProtein: 5g
Pan de Elote

Written by Patricia M

Welcome to "My Cooking Recipes," a culinary treasure trove where passion for food meets the warmth of home cooking. I'm a wife, mom, and grandma who has spent a lifetime in the kitchen, weaving love into every dish. This website is my canvas, showcasing not only my personal creations but also handpicked recipes from across the web. Here, you'll find a blend of traditional family favorites and innovative culinary experiments, all designed to inspire and delight.

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