Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium
Let’s Make Habichuelas Con Dulce – Recipe from Angie of TheLarimarShop
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“Habichuelas Con Dulce – Sweet Dominican Sweet Beans”
Recipe from Angie – Dominican Republic
Prep time: 15 min.
Total time: 2 hours and 15 min., plus soaking time
1 bag (1 lb.) GOYA® Red Kidney Beans
1 can (13.5 oz.) GOYA® Coconut Milk
1 can (12 oz.) GOYA® Evaporated Milk
1¼ cups sugar
10 whole cloves
2 cinnamon sticks
1 large sweet potato (about 1 lb.), rinsed, peeled and finely chopped (about 2 ½ cups)
½ cup raisins
Dominican milk cookies, for serving (optional)
In large bowl, add beans and enough water to cover beans by 3”. Cover; soak 12 hours. Drain beans, reserving soaking liquid. Add enough water to soaking liquid to make 10 cups total; transfer to large, heavy pot set over medium-high heat. Bring water to boil. Add beans; return water to boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer, covered, until beans are completely tender, about 1 hour 15 minutes. Drain beans, reserving 6 cups liquid.
Blend beans and reserved liquid in batches, until smooth. Strain bean puree through fine-mesh strainer, if desired, discarding any solids in strainer. Transfer bean puree to large, heavy saucepan set over medium-high heat. Add coconut milk, evaporated milk, sugar, cloves and cinnamon sticks; bring bean mixture to boil.
Transfer beans to large serving bowl. Serve warm or chilled. Top with milk cookies, if desired.
2. What is it about this cookie that you love?
In the Dominican Republic, Lent (called Cuaresma) is not complete without a sweet bowl of Habichuelas con Dulce – Dominican Sweet Cream of Beans. There, pureed red kidney beans are cooked with coconut milk and evaporated milk, sweetened with sugar and spiced with cloves and cinnamon to make a thick, creamy dessert. Add little pieces of sweet potato and a handful of raisins for texture; and of course, a few Dominican milk cookies for a final touch.
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