Capirotada is a Mexican bread pudding made with cinnamon, piloncillo, cloves, raisins, bread, and cheese. I can smell and taste the sweet warm melted cheese as I type this. Yes, you read it right…cheese. The combination of these ingredients is sure to awaken your taste buds!
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TOTAL TIME: 1 H 28 MIN
– 4 cups water – 2 cinnamon sticks – 3 to 5 whole cloves – ¼ teaspoon salt – ¾ cup long-grain rice – ¾ cup evaporated milk – ½ cup sweetened condensed milk – 1 cup dark raisins – 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon, for sprinkling when serving
Step 1 – Over high heat, bring the water to a boil with the cinnamon sticks, cloves, and salt.
Step 2 – Remove from the heat and cover. Steep for about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Step 3 – Remove cinnamon sticks and cloves and discard. Add rice and over medium heat boil for 20 minutes.
Step 4 – Add the evaporated milk, condensed milk, and raisins and continue to cook over low heat for about 5 minutes. Stir gently but be careful not to stir too much so rice doesn’t get mushy.
Step 5 – Ladle into bowls and sprinkle with cinnamon.
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