Today I’m bringing you a recipe for staying warm from the Domincan Republic. It is called maizena and it is also common in Puerto Rico. It is commonly eaten for breakfast and is quite delicious! This recipe can be changed quite a bit to suite your tastes. The most important ingredient is the corn starch, that’s what turns the milk into a custard. From there you can add unsweetened cocoa instead of vanilla, almond milk instead of regular milk, the cloves can be skipped altogether etc…
3 tablespoons corn starch
1 tablespoon sugar
dash of cinnamon
2-3 whole cloves
1 tablespoon of vanilla
1 1/2 cups milk
1. Pour the milk into a small pot and add the corn starch. Stir until the corn starch is completely dissolved.
2. Turn the burner on to a medium high heat.
3. Add in vanilla, cloves, cinnamon and sugar and stir slowly for about 10 minutes.
4. Your maizena is ready to be taken off the heat about a minute after it begins to bubble and thicken up.
5. Pour into a bowl and let cool for a bit before eating. Maizena is best enjoyed warm.
I enjoy it exactly like this, however I use almond milk instead of regular. It really adds to the flavor. I hope you enjoy and please keep warm everyone!