May 10, 2016

Recipe: Platanos en Tentación
(Plantain Temptation)

Mariana Prats selected twelve of her recipes and typed them into Microsoft Works (not Word) on their Windows 95 machine around 1996. That file has been used to print out one or another recipe over the years. Here is a translation of the second recipe in the file: baked plantains without that much fat. It’s dessert as a side dish!
3 very ripe* plantains
⅓ cup of white sugar
⅓  cup brown sugar
3 sticks of cinnamon, cut into one inch pieces
3 tbs dry white wine
⅛ tsp powdered cinnamon
3 tbs butter
Preheat oven to 375 F. Grease an 8 x 8 pan.

Peel the plantains and place them in the pan. Sprinkle half the white sugar and half the brown sugar over the plantains. Add the white wine and bury the cinnamon sticks into the plantains. Sprinkle the rest of the sugars over the plantains. Dot plantains with pieces of butter.

Bake for about one hour.

These are not ripe enough! Wait a few more days.
They need to be all black, and heading towards disgusting.
* the skin has gone black and may have spots of mold. Fruit flies think they are in heaven.