Notes: 1) Penzeys has exciting Mexican seasonings, their Arizona Dreaming Seasonings are incomparable, 2) Los Chileros  seasonings appear to be exciting, they are available on Amazon, 3) some blenders can make chili powder using dried chilies, 4) the cornbread recipe is on the package of cornmeal from Bob’s Red Mill
This is good. I prefer to put this sauce on pasta. Mole is usually served on chicken. I would recommend putting butter and honey on the cornbread and serving the mole as soup. Since I eat ragu each week, maybe I can use this idea to make a couple of exciting recipes for mole. This is the second time that I have made mole using my ragu recipe. The can of cocoa in the pictures below instructs someone that cocoa can be used to replace baking chocolate if the cocoa is mixed with oil. I used olive oil. Some chefs serve chocolate made with olive oil. The flavor is great.
Mole is a sauce from Mexico. The idea for making mole is to simmer pureed fruits and vegetables with toasted and pounded nuts and seeds. Bananas or plantains are probably the most popular fruits to put in mole. I would use brown bananas or plantains since they are sweeter. Someone creates a mole with a specific color by choosing different ingredients. Pumpkin seeds make green mole, and someone can use yellow chilies to make yellow mole. People can thicken the mole with bread, cookies, or masa harina. To make a mole a person might collect sesame seeds, nuts, spices, sugar, and cocoa or chocolate. After toasting and pounding these things, someone would add them to a stew of tomatoes and plantains.
My vegetable ragu recipe is written similarly to a pizza menu. Someone is able to read the lists of ingredients to create a combination of vegetables for making a ragu. This ragu did not include bananas or plantains. THIS RAGU WAS INTENTIONALLY MADE WITH WATER, NOT STOCK OR BROTH BECAUSE THE FLAVOR SEEMS AUTHENTIC. I will add roasted or bananas or plantains in the future. To make mole using my ragu recipe, add the following things to the broth (in the recipe):
- Add 16 tablespoons (3/4 cup) cocoa
- Add 6 tablespoons (1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons) extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons sugar, brown sugar, agave, honey
- Add 1/2 cup of peanut butter
- Add 1/4 or 1/2 cup of Mexican seasonings
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
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