White corn mix recipes for trekking

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For me, about a week and I usually cheat by sticking it in a barely warm (not hot) oven to jumpstart the process.. I imagine the air in New Mexico is quite dry so you'll have that advantage. A dry day and hot sun will do the trick.
If you've handles a piconcillo then you know what the end result should be like.

I also tried making brown sugar cubes for coffee They are much harder to make and mold by hand.
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Thanks for the tip!
 

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Very early NAs used a somewhat similar method. They pounded maize into coarse flour, made a thick paste with water, formed balls which they boiled until cooked. They then set them on something near the fire and hardened the outside.

I did that with yellow cornmeal and it worked like a charm, made corn bread which you could hold in your hand and eat.

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I like that idea!
Almost like pone-pemmican if you add chopped dried fruit like apples and/or those ground nut meats you mention.
Be good food to eat on the move
 

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About 1/2 cup of fine cornmeal
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Enough boiling water to make a stiff dough
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One side frying in vegetable oil on medium heat (bacon grease would work too)
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Other side fying
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Sprinkle with Sugar or Maple sugar and enjoy. Maple syrup works too as does a bit of cinnamon and/or fresh-grated nutmeg
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