Canjica is a Brazilian pudding-like dessert that is typically served during Brazilian winter festivals, which are in June. You can use either dried hominy or the original product "Canjica de milho" in Latin or South American grocery stores.

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prep:
5 mins
cook:
1 hr 20 mins
additional:
8 hrs
total:
9 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine hominy and water in a large saucepan and soak 8 hours to overnight.

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  • The next day, bring soaked hominy and liquid to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer until hominy is soft, about 1 hour. Add coconut milk, condensed milk, regular milk, 2 tablespoons sugar, cinnamon sticks, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, and cloves. Cook over low heat until mixture has thickened, about 15 minutes.

  • Taste and sweeten with more sugar if needed. Stir in coconut. Ladle into serving bowls and sprinkle with cinnamon.

Nutrition Facts

528 calories; protein 10.4g; carbohydrates 66.3g; fat 25.8g; cholesterol 17.2mg; sodium 88.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (1)

Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2021
I love canjica. I will make this for winter, using this recipe. I'm Brazilian, by the way. Read More