Saturday, August 22, 2009

Night Class

Ceiling collapsed in the living room today, so I couldn't make it to my normal class. I did make it to the night class for the silence of the lambs (read: my group mate mutilated the lamb chops). They turned out alright.

Another classmate made chicheme. According to Frommer's:
A local favorite in the outskirts of Panama City (mostly sold at roadside stands) is chicheme, a corn-based beverage mixed with water, sugar, and cinnamon. Panamanians tout the drink for its nutritional properties.

My classmate also added coconut milk and condensed milk and served it with the sketchy ice that comes from the black bin of mystery. Yum!

Here's a recipe:
1 pounded maize (corn kernels)
8 cups of water
1 teaspoon salt
1 tin sweetened condensed milk
1 milk tin cream
1 teaspoon vanilla sugar to taste

The day before serving, soak the corn kernels in 8 cups water.

On the following day, add the salt and cook until the corn is well done. Remove from heat and let cool.

Stir in the condensed milk and cream. Add vanilla sugar to taste.

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