Dulce de Ayote - Sweet Crookneck Squash
Cooking Time: 30 min Yield: 10 servings Level: Intermediate
1 large crookneck squash, cut into 4 X 5 inch pieces, seeded
1 1/3 lbs tapa de dulce, broken into small pieces or unrefined and unbleached whole sugar cane
8 cinnamon sticks
2 lime tree leaves
Peel of 1 orange, cut into 1 X 1 inch cubes
- Heat 3 cups water in a saucepan over medium high. Add tapa de dulce or whole sugar cane and bring it to a boil until tapa de dulce or whole sugar is completely dissolved. Add cloves, cinnamon, lime leaves, orange peels, and crookneck squash.
- Add water to cover two inches above mix level. Boil for 10 more minutes. Reduce heat to medium and cook until mix thickens, stirring occasionally with a wood spoon. Let it cool down.
- Remove cinnamon sticks, orange peel, and cloves. Serve cold.