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Mole By Shiarna Devitt. What is it? Mole is a popular Spanish dipping sauce made with chocolate. There are different types of mole: black, red & yellow.

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1 Mole By Shiarna Devitt

2 What is it? Mole is a popular Spanish dipping sauce made with chocolate. There are different types of mole: black, red & yellow

3 Ingredients Main Chiles, roasted, skinned, stemmed and seeded Tomatoes, roasted and peeled Lard (animal fat) Unsalted peanuts or unsweetened peanut butter Masa (dough) Cocoa powder Chicken broth Raisins, soaked in water to soften (optional) Onion, peeled and sliced Spices Mexican oregano Cinnamon torn into small pieces Peppercorns Anise seeds Thyme Clove Garlic cloves

4 Recipe 12 guajillo chiles, roasted, skinned, stemmed and seeded 3 tomatoes, roasted and peeled 1/4 cup lard 1 onion, peeled and sliced 8 garlic cloves 1 stick of cinnamon torn into small pieces 1 tablespoon Mexican oregano 1/4 cup unsalted peanuts or unsweetened peanut butter 1 clove 1/4 cup masa 1 teaspoon cocoa powder 1/4 teaspoon thyme 1/4 teaspoon anise seeds 1/4 cup raisins, soaked in water to soften (optional) 3 peppercorns 4 cups chicken broth

5 Recipe Note: The traditional way is to mash all of the ingredients except the broth, with a molcajete (mortar and pestle) but a blender will also do the job just fine. Heat the lard in a large saucepan. Add in the onions and garlic and cook until translucent. In a blender, puree the peanuts then add in the oregano, cinnamon, anise, peppercorns, thyme and cloves and blend with the tomatoes. Puree to make a smooth paste. Add in the onions and garlic and puree again. Finally, add chiles to blender to puree into a smooth paste. Add the chicken broth to the pot and add the pureed ingredients. Make a roux, by mixing the masa with a 1/4 cup of the chicken broth. Mix the roux into the broth and whisk until mixture is smooth. Add the pureed ingredients and simmer for 1 hour, covered and then simmer uncovered until sauce has thickened.

6 Popularity 99% of Mexicans have tried at least one type of mole. Mole is a big representative dish for Mexico. It is used lost for big events and celebrations. Traditional mole is based around central and southern Mexico. Similar versions of mole made their way North which are more simple.

7 Compare and contrast Mexico – Mole SameNew Zealand – Fish & chip Used in celebrations IconicEveryday food HealthySavouryFatty Sauce with rice Have different versions Deep fried fish and chips.

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