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       Title: SPICY PILONCILLO SYRUP
  Categories: Newspaper, Alcohol, Sauces
       Yield: 1 1/2 cups
  
       1 c  Granulated sugar
       8 oz Cone piloncillo; crushed
            .  with a heavy mallet
       1 c  Water
       6    Cloves; whole
       1    Stick cinnamon; 3 inch
  
   Note: Piloncillo is an unrefined sugar that comes in a firm cone shape
   (it’s named after the pilon, a conical weight used on scales).
   Piloncillo is available at Hispanic supermarkets.
   
   Place water, sugar and spices in heavy one-quart nonreactive saucepan
   and let sit for 1 hour or longer, until sugar is fully dissolved.
   Slowly bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 4-5 minutes.
   Allow to cool, then discard spices and pour remaining mixture into a
   glass bottle. Keeps indefinitely in the refrigerator. This dark syrup
   dissolves easily in hot coffee drinks.
   
   Nutritional analysis per tablespoon: 137 calories, trace of fat, 35
   grams carbohydrates, 0 cholesterol, 6 milligrams sodium.
   Source:  Tequila: Cooking with the Spirit of Mexico
   
   ** Fort Worth Star Telegram -- Food section -- 29 November 1995 **
  
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