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Sep 11, 2007 04:59 AM

desserts using corn tortillas

Any suggestions with using soft corn tortillas other than in savory recipes ,desserts or even for a sweet breakfast dish????? thanks

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  1. You could probably stuff them with caramelized bananas & bake them enchilada style in some sour cream sauce.. or coconut milk. I went to a restaurant that did this once, they were nice, but I don't know how they got them not so chewy :)

    1. Most dessert tortillas use flour. It seems hard to pair the corn versions with sweet tastes. Here's a recipe for a corn tortilla sundae, but it doesn't sound all that appealing.

      Here's one for Mascarpone-Nut Flautas with Mexican Chocolate Sauce
      Mascarpone-Nut Flautas with Mexican Chocolate Sauce

      Cornbread can be sweet. Maybe corn tortillas spread with honey-butter?

      1. I have relatives that will make them Arroz con Leche style, or Capirotada style tortillas... basically fusing Chilaquiles technique with sweet sauces. They can be good... although its hard to keep both dishes attractive. In either case you want to quarter them up & let them get really stale... then fry em up in a lard / butter mixture... add in your sauce / sweet concoction (should be mole consistency) & cook just long enough to soften but still remain al dente.

        1. Brush them with butter, sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar, then bake till crispy. Eat as chips or stack the tortillas layered with sweetened cream cheese/ricotta and fruit.

          1. I went through a phase of eating them warmed, spread with bitter orange marmalade and a big dollop of whipped cream with a hint of vanilla and cinnamon, rolled like a crepe and eaten out of hand....

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            1. re: torty

              I don't suppose you're still looking but just in case someone else is, here's an idea.
              I haven't tried it but it makes sense in a odd sort of way.
              It's a corn tortilla cannoli.