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Mote con huesillos or Wheat with Peaches

Mote con huesillos or Wheat with Peaches

After a trip to Chile and after first tasting there the first class typical traditional fruits and vegetables such as mangoes, avocados, green beans, black beans and all kinds of berries, I discovered that their cuisine does not differ much from the typical Mediterranean. Food such as Sopapillas, Completos, Pan con palta and Papafritas are sold by hawkers in fixed canteens in squares, mobile canteens in parks and streets or even in bus restaurants on the highway!

Of course, you can find mote con huesillos everywhere! In every square, in every park, in all cities and villages. There is even a saying that says “Más chileno que el mote con huesillos” which means “More Chilean than Mote con huesillos” and if you ask the seller to tell you the recipe, he will with a smile and pride share it with you, as he did together speaking to me in Spanish even though I only spoke the basics.

You will need: (for 6 servings)

  • 250g trigo mote or hulled wheat
  • 12 dried peaches or dried apricots or prunes
  • 5-6 cinnamon sticks (optional)
  • ½ cup brown sugar or agave or molasses
  • 1 ½ orange

Preparation:

Rinse the dried peaches and put them in a bowl. Add the orange juice, the peel of one orange, the cinnamon sticks and plenty of water. Leave them overnight to soak together. In the morning simmer for about 30 minutes or until soft and add the sugar. Put them in the fridge.

Simmer the wheat in plenty of water for about 30 minutes or until tender. (If using parboiled wheat then follow the manufacturer’s instructions on the back of the package). Drain and rinse with cold water. Put it in the fridge.

Serving:

In a tall thick glass, add ½ of the glass of wheat, ½ of the glass of peaches and 2/3 of the glass of porridge. Use a teaspoon and enjoy!

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