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Category : Grains & Breads       Region : Southwest ~ California       Rating : 5
Mesquite Cakes

Contributor : Added by Administrator

Tribal Affiliation : mostly I learned from Tohono O'Odham, Lakota Sioux

Orgin of Recipe : Offered by Suzanna ... who learned this from Gary Nabhan and Tohono O'Odham people

Type of Dish : Contemporary & Traditional

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup mesquite meal (fine grind, mesquite bean pods)
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour or corn meal
  • Some salt, maybe about 1/4 tsp.
  • Some water, varies, enough to make a dough

Directions

1. Mix the mesquite meal, flour or corn meal, and salt together

2. Add water till you have a nice soft bread dough consistency.

3. Cover the bowl and let sit overnight.

4. Next day heat up a heavy cast iron griddle or skillet put in a bit of oil and spread it around.

5. Take a ball of dough (walnut size to tennis ball size depending on how big a cake you want) and roll it out on a corn-meal-dusted board to the thickness you like..

6. Cook till golden brown on both sides.

7. You can serve spread with honey, or you can roll it up with beans inside and call it a burrito.

Note: If you don't have any mesquite trees handy, you can get the meal online from Cocinadevega.com or desertusa.com


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