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Chef LaLa's Capirotada

Chef LaLa's Capirotada

 Capirotada is a comforting baked dish of bread, nuts and fruit soaked in a piloncillo syrup.

A classically trained chef, certified nutritionist and sought-after spokeswoman who runs her own high-end catering business, SAVOR!, in Los Angeles, Chef LaLa regularly doles out her savvy solutions for better living at conferences worldwide and on international and national television, including NBC’s TODAY! show, Martha Stewart, Dr. Oz, Univision and CNN en Español, and as an expert on America Now. 

 


Ingredients
2
cones of piloncillo or 2 cups of dark brown sugar and 2 tablespoons of molasses
20
cloves
2
sticks
cinnamon
1
green apple, peeled and sliced
1
plantain, peeled and sliced
1
cup
mixed dried fruit
2
large taleras, cut into 1-inch pieces and toasted (substitute with French bread)
1
cup
mixed nuts, toasted
1/2
cup
skim milk
1/2
cup
evaporated milk
Directions
Preheat the oven to 350F. Bring 2 cups water, piloncillo, cloves and cinnamon to a simmer. Stir well and simmer until the piloncillo falls apart, 20 to 30 minutes.
Remove the pot from the heat and add the apple, plantains and dried fruit. Cool.
In a 9x13-inch baking dish, place a layer of bread, drizzle with some piloncillo mixture and sprinkle with some nuts. Repeat 2 to 3 times.
Combine evaporated and skim milk. Pour over capirotada.
Bake uncovered for 30 minutes.

The base number of servings for this recipe is 8
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