Favorite holiday recipes – homemade adventures with Shorty!
Welcome to the second episode of my Holiday Kitchen Series!
If you joined me last week, you saw all the fun that came with making Rompope! I got a little bit left but I’m determined to make some more for Christmas morning! Make sure to check out my blog for that recipe – you can keep it safe for the kids of the house but you can also add on some adult fun for your Christmas brunch.
Today we are going to be making “Ayote en Miel” Which translates to Honeyed Squash or Pumpkin. Which is a traditional sweet dish I grew up eating during Christmas – You can essentially make it with any type of squash, I was going to try acorn but went with butternut squash instead. It turned out really yummy but I want to try it out with acorn squash next. Don’t let the name “miel’ deceive you because this recipe is absolutely vegan Friendly – so you don’t have an excuse to not try it and then tell me all about it!
Let’s get right to it!
• 1 Acorn or Butternut squash
• 2.5 Cubed Piloncillos or
2 1/4 Cups of Brown Sugar
• 1 Teaspoon of whole peppercorns
• 1 Teaspoon of Whole Cloves
• 2 Cinnamon Sticks
• 2 1/2 Cups of Water
First thing first! Clean up and prepare the squash. Taking out all of the seeds and cutting it into medium size pieces.
In a saucepan, place squash with the skin facing down. Add on grated or cubed “Piloncillo” or brown sugar, cloves, peppercorns, cinnamon sticks, water and to the fire we go!
Make sure most of the squash is covered with water but not too much. This way it cooks and simmers evenly while the piloncillo melts and thickens together with the spices. Getting the aroma of cinnamon and cloves all over your home, such a double treat! Cook on medium heat for two hours, stirring every 45 minutes and Listo!
Enjoy warm or cold,
for breakfast or dessert💛
I love this recipe because is so simple yet delicious. You can get creative and try this with pumpkin or even throw in cut up oranges for a more citrusy touch.
Let me know if you try this recipe and stay tuned for more holiday fun on my next Holiday kitchen series!