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Taquitos with white chocolate horchata

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    Posted: 12 August 2013 at 05:00

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Inspiration behind this recipe: I let the cayenne lead the way on this one, remembering that in Latin America, a hot drink didn't always mean it was warm.
Since I was already 'South of the border' I brushed away the comfort food I am used to - like chopped liver, or livers, onion and mash - and opted for something that would 'fit' with my drink. I had experienced taquitos at a small but authentic place in Cape Town, and loved every bite. I felt they were the perfect way to tie together my two spicy dishes. You can use the tortilla recipe below or buy readymade flour tortillas and just cut them to size.

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Ingredients

For the white chocolate horchata:

1 cup white rice
2 cups water
1ml Robertsons cayenne pepper
2ml Robertsons cinnamon
125ml cream
80g white chocolate

For the tortillas:

1 cup cake flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp oil
135ml hot water

For the chicken liver filling:

1/2 onion, chopped
1ml Robertsons cinnamon
2ml Robertsons cayenne pepper
250g chicken livers
1 Knorr beef stockpot
1/2 cup water
20ml cocoa
Pinch of sugar
Salt and pepper to taste

For the taquitos:

Approx 1 cup oil

For the coriander sour cream sauce:

125ml cream
5ml white spirit vinegar
2 handfuls fresh coriander

For the white chocolate horchata:

Put the rice, water and spices in a blender and soak for at least 40 minutes.

On a very low heat, melt the white chocolate in the cream. Add to the blender and pulse until the rice falls apart. Strain through a very fine sieve or cheese cloth. Chill.

For the tortillas:

Sift together flour, salt and baking powder. Mix in the oil. Add the water in a little at a time, until all ingredients come together to form a dough. Cover with a tea towel and set aside.

When filling is simmering, make ping-pong-sized dough balls. Roll out to about 2mm thick.

For the chicken liver filling:

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius.

Fry the onions in some vegetable oil. Add spices and cook off (if you are not using a non-stick pan, at this point add a bit more oil). Add chicken livers. When browned, add the Knorr stockpot. Add water, cocoa and sugar. Let simmer. When the sauce has thickened, take off the heat

For the taquitos:

If you are using homemade tortillas:

Put half the oil in a glass baking dish.

Place a tortilla on a sushi mat or piece of wax paper. Place 2 tsp of filling on the side closest to you. Use the sushi mat to roll the tortilla. Place in the baking dish. Repeat.

Liberally brush taquitos with rest of oil.

If preparing shop-bought tortillas:

Heat the oil in a pan till warm. Place tortilla in the oil till pliable. Use tongs to place tortilla on the sushi mat. Fill and roll, as in the method above. Place in glass baking dish.

Bake for 10-15 minutes, until golden brown.

For the coriander sour cream sauce:

Put all ingredients in a food processor. Blitz till well combined. (The mixture may split, but will come together when warmed slightly.)

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Beautiful! And they look easy to make!
 
Thank you for sharing, Hila, and good luck!
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Hila,

Wonderful ...
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Looks fantastic!!!
I'm having a love affair with the white chocolate horchata picture alone.

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Thank you for all the lovely comments.
 
Graco it was delicious (before I accidently turned it into kefir)
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Hila,

The Mexicans had learnt how to prepare their Horchata from the Colonial Spaniards ( 1515 ). However, they did not have CHOCOLATE ( origin Mexico ).

In Valencia, Horchata, is the origin of the TIGER NUT MILK, or HORCHATA, which is prepared from the TIGER NUT, a legume which contains a milk type substance ...

Quite different in profile and equally marvelous.

I had posted the variations over a year ago in the Iberia Section; as a matter of fact, TAS had prepared it and truly enjoyed it ...


GREAT PICTORIAL AND RECIPE ... Thank you for posting.
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