Bananas.org

Welcome to the Bananas.org forums.

You're currently viewing our message boards as a guest which gives you limited access to participate in discussions and access our other features such as our wiki and photo gallery. By joining our community, you'll have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload photos, and access many other special features. Registration is fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.

Go Back   Bananas.org > Other Topics > Other Recipes
The Facebook Platform
Register Photo Gallery Classifieds Wiki Chat Map Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Other Recipes This forum is for recipes for foods we make from our gardens, from plants aside from bananas (banana recipes are here). Preserves, pies, quiches, cakes, dried fruits, wines, beers, and other recipes from foods made from bounty from your garden belong in this forum. Share your most prized secret recipes for others to enjoy!


Members currently in the chatroom: 0
The most chatters online in one day was 17, 09-06-2009.
No one is currently using the chat.

Reply   Email this Page Email this Page
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-13-2008, 10:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
Banned
 
lorax's Avatar
 
Location: Ecuador, South America
Zone: USDA 13 / K÷ppen-Geiger BSh
Name: Lorax
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 2,532
BananaBucks : 215,663
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 742 Times
Was Thanked 3,022 Times in 1,184 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 464 Times
Default Colada Morada



Colada Morada is an Ecuadorian traditional fruit compote, normally made in late October and early November for the day of the dead (it is one of the traditional dishes shared with your dead relatives.) The accompaniment to it is called a Bread Baby, basically a cheese-filled sweet bread shaped like a swaddled child. Kind of creepy, but very very tasty.

Some of the ingredients will be difficult to source outside of Ecuador, so I have provided acceptable substitutes in brackets behind them. Each of the ingredients are pictured above.

Ingredients for about 1 gallon

1. 1 Babaco, ripe (this may be omitted but will impair setting)
2. 6-8 Large Guavas of any type
3. 6-8 Naranjilla (optional, or substitute bitter citrus)
4. 12 Small Maracuya or 6 Large ones (other passionfruit)
5. 2 Lb Strawberries
6. 2 Lb Mora (blackberries or black raspberries)
7. 1/2 Lb Morti˝os (blueberries)
8. 1 Large Pineapple or 2 Small ones
9. 3 Lbs Medium Panela (3 Lbs brown sugar, Demerrera)
10. Cloves
11. Pimiento de Olor (black pepper)
12. Ishpingo (can be omitted or substitute more cinnamon bark)
13. Cinnamon Bark
14. Star Anise
15. 1 Lb Blue Cornflour, Fine (other cornflour, fine milled)
16. Arrayan (a type of Myrtle)
17. Yierba Luisa (aka Lemongrass)
18. Orange Leaves
19. Cedron (Lemon verbena)
20. Sanguarachi (Red Amaranth)

Kitchen Gadgets

A blender
A strainer of fairly fine mesh
A large (ie more than 1 gal) pot
A smaller (ie less than 1 gal) pot
A stove
A large wooden spoom
A spatula
A sharp knife or two

Method

1. Put the herbs (items 16-20) in the smaller pot, cover them with water, and set them over medium heat until they have boiled for about 20 minutes.
Meanwhile...
2. Clean all of the fruit. Peel the guavas, pineapple, and babaco. Remove stems from the Naranjilla, Morti˝os, Moras, and Strawberries.
3. Blender each of the fruits, separately, using the herb water to liquify the juices a bit. Strain each juice to remove seeds and skins. Add the liquids to the large pot. Don't blender the strawberries, slice them in to chunks.
4. Place the large pot on the stove over low heat. Drop in the sugar block (or if you're using milled sugar, gradually stir it in) and stir until it's all dissolved. Throw the spices (items 10-14) in. If you have leftover herb water, throw that in too.
5. Once the sugar is fully dissolved, take about half of the mixture out of the big pot, and stir in the cornflour until the mixture is homogenous. Return this to the big pot and stir some more, until the whole thing starts to set (the way jam would.)
6. Depending on your personal tastes, you can take the spices out at this point, or leave them in. People who like a spicier colada leave them.

Colada is normally served hot with fresh bread babies, but is just as good cold on fruit salads with yogurt, or as a cold beverage.
lorax is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To lorax
Said thanks:

Join Bananas.org Today!

Are you a banana plant enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Bananas.org is owned and operated by fellow banana plant enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information. Receive all three issues from Volume 1 of Bananas Magazine with your membership:
   

Join Bananas.org Today! - Click Here


Sponsors

Old 12-22-2008, 04:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
The causasian Asian!
 
Chironex's Avatar
 
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Zone: I have no idea
Name: Scot
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 2,788
BananaBucks : 72,547
Feedback: 9 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 4,544 Times
Was Thanked 1,376 Times in 794 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 609 Times
Send a message via MSN to Chironex Send a message via Yahoo to Chironex
Default Re: Colada Morada

Looks like some potent stuff. It seems to be missing rum.
__________________
Scot


Click for Jakarta, Indonesia Forecast
Chironex is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Chironex
Said thanks:
Old 12-22-2008, 05:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
Banned
 
lorax's Avatar
 
Location: Ecuador, South America
Zone: USDA 13 / K÷ppen-Geiger BSh
Name: Lorax
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 2,532
BananaBucks : 215,663
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 742 Times
Was Thanked 3,022 Times in 1,184 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 464 Times
Default Re: Colada Morada

Actually, it's absolute killer with the local demerrera rum, or with peach-flavoured aguardiente, or with Fundador sherry brandy. Doesn't go too well with amaretto, at least not to my taste, but my dad swears by it.
lorax is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To lorax
Reply   Email this Page Email this Page






Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:15 AM.





Follow us:
Twitter YouTube

All content © Bananas.org & the respective author.