Unusual Mexican Torta with Garbanzo Beans, Almonds and Raisins
Posted: 12 March 2011 08:30 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Mexicans eat different dishes during Lent that may seem unusual to us. One of these is Torta de Garbanzo, a baked dish of ground, sweetened garbanzo beans, raisins, almonds and cinnamon. When I first learned to make this dish, it was on a metate, a stone tablet on which beans, corn and other hard foods are ground to a flour or paste. This time, I used my Cuisinart food processor and still had very good results. For more photos and the recipe: http://cookinginmexico.com/2011/03/12/torta-de-garbanzo/

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Posted: 12 March 2011 09:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Oh wow! I would love to make that.

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Posted: 13 March 2011 09:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Kathleen,
This looks wonderful. Can’t wait to try it. smile

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Posted: 13 March 2011 11:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Looks fabulous.  It’s amazing how many things you can do with beans, and they’re all delicious.*

It’s so intresting to see the traditional & celebratory foods from other places!!  Note that I was not surprised to spy the omnipresent dulce de leche in the recipe!!!!


*Except for bean brownies.  Trust me on this.  Do not be deceived by recipes claiming the contrary.

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Posted: 13 March 2011 11:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Flour Girl, Darm and Anne,

Thanks for your kind words. We finished the last of the torta today, and I’m thinking of making another one this week.

Anne—I will be sure to NOT try making bean brownies.  smile

Kathleen

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Posted: 14 March 2011 10:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Looks delicious, Kathleen. smile

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