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Spicy Piloncillo Syrup

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Category: Sauces

 Ingredients List

  • 1 c Granulated sugar
  • 8 oz Cone piloncillo; crushed
  • . with a heavy mallet
  • 1 c Water
  • 6 Cloves; whole
  • 1 Stick cinnamon; 3 inch


Note: Piloncillo is an unrefined sugar that comes in a firm cone shape
(it's named after the pilon, a conical weight used on scales). Piloncillo
is available at Hispanic supermarkets.

Place water, sugar and spices in heavy one-quart nonreactive saucepan and
let sit for 1 hour or longer, until sugar is fully dissolved. Slowly bring
to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 4-5 minutes. Allow to cool, then
discard spices and pour remaining mixture into a glass bottle. Keeps
indefinitely in the refrigerator. This dark syrup dissolves easily in hot
coffee drinks.

Nutritional analysis per tablespoon: 137 calories, trace of fat, 35 grams
carbohydrates, 0 cholesterol, 6 milligrams sodium. Source: Tequila: Cooking
with the Spirit of Mexico

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