June 4, 2011 11:30 AM
Chochoyotes: Corn Masa Dumplings
POSTED IN: TV Show Recipes , Pati's Mexican Table
TAGS: amarillito mole , chochoyotes , cinnamon , dumplings , EP110 , mole
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Chochoyotes de Canela
Makes about 15 chochoyotes

1 cup corn masa flour, such as Maseca
3/4 cup water
1 1/2 tbsp lard or vegetable shortening
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp kosher or sea salt, or to taste
1/2 tsp sugar

Mix the corn masa flour with water and knead until the dough is smooth and has no lumps, about a minute. Add the lard, cinnamon, sugar and salt and mix until it is well incorporated.

Make little balls of about 1 inch with your hands. Using your little finger, make a dip in the middle of the dumpling. One by one add them to the simmering sauce, mole or soup that they will be cooked in. It will take about 10 to 15 minutes for the chochoyotes to be fully cooked.


Dear Pati -
I would just like to thank you for your show, it now a manditory view on saturdays for both my parents and I. My Mother is the traditional Mexican cook and enjoys all your new additions. Your reciepes are both easy and a great addition to our family. Thanks

Ana | June 26, 2011 4:40 PM


I happened across this show at 2am- I was so happy! Your food is authentic... and I ran out this morning after seeing the show about cinnamon to get ingredients for the mole and dumplings! Can't wait to try it tonight!


Stephanie | July 8, 2011 3:16 PM