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(hominy dessert)

Serves 10

2 15-ounce cans white hominy
1-1/2 cups whole milk
3/4 can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup thick coconut milk*
3/4 cup unsalted peanuts, roasted and ground
Cinnamon (optional)

Wash and drain hominy. Add milk and cook over low heat for 20 minutes or until hominy is soft, stirring occasionally. Add condensed milk, coconut milk and peanuts. Simmer for another 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Transfer mixture into a serving bowl. Chill.

Serve with cinnamon sprinkled on top.

*Bottled or canned coconut milk can be substituted. Also see coconut milk recipe.


From Eat Smart In Brazil. Reprinted by permission of the publisher, Ginkgo Press.


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