Known for the flashy and ornamental celebrations, venerating the return of the dead, join in hands to keep up the spirit of “Day of the Dead”. The festival symbolizes the peaceful relationship between pre-hispanic traditions and Christianity. It is accompanied by delectable treat such as Mole negro, Pan de muerto, Candied pumpkin etc. Yummz :P. The funny, scary sweet tooth treat includes Decorated Sugar/Chocolate Skulls and other chocolate recipes. Isn’t it interesting?
I found Mole Negro recipe to be the most interesting one. To achieve different flavors, you need time and effort. But I promise the recipe would be ultimate.
Mole Negro Recipe
4 Ancho Chilles,
Salt as required,
1 teaspoon Sugar,
3 cups Chicken Broth,
½ teaspoon Oregano,
2 tablespoons Raisins,
1 cup chopped Onion,
½ teaspoon Cinnamon,
½ tablespoon Sesame seeds,
3 tablespoons slivered Almonds,
2 ½ tablespoons Lard or Olive oil,
2 tablespoons chopped Mexican Chocolate,
1 Kilogram Cooked Chicken/Turkey/Pork/Duck.
1. Toast and soak the chillies. Heat a skillet and toast the chiles for 20 seconds on both sides until soft and fragrant. Discard the stems and seeds, tear the chiles into small pieces. Place them in a bowl of very hot water for 30 minutes. Drain them and blend.
2. Second step is to blend the sauce. Toast the sesame seeds. Add them to the food processor along with almonds, raisins, onion, cinnamon, oregano, and 1/2 cup of the broth. Make the mixture smooth by adding in more broth.
3. Now prepare the sauce. Heat lard or oil in a pot over medium heat. Add the chillies and the above paste (Mole). Stir till oil gets separated. Add in remaining broth and sugar.
4. At this point the mixture should be thinner than you want the final product to be. Add more broth if required. Simmer the mole for about 15 minutes. Add salt and Mexican chocolate. Serve over cooked meat of your choice!
Enjoy the Scary Dark Treat 😛