July 9, 2012 11:10 AM
Blissful Corn Torte
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TAGS: corn , EP203 , food , Mexican , recipe , torte
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Torte de elote

1/2 pound unsalted butter
3/4 cup sugar
8 eggs, separated
4 cups corn kernels
1 cup milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup rice flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon kosher or coarse salt

Place rack in the middle of oven and heat to 360 degrees. Butter a 9x12-inch pan.

Beat the butter with the sugar until creamy. Slowly add 8 egg yolks, one by one, until incorporated. Add the cream, rice flour and baking powder.

In a blender, process the milk with the corn kernels, then, incorporate it into the mix above. Place the mixture in a big mixing bowl.

Separately, beat the egg whites with salt until stiff peaks are formed. Add 1/5 of the egg whites to the butter/corn mix and blend carefully. Slowly blend the rest of the egg whites until everything is mixed, it is ok if the mixture looks streaky, don't over work it or it will lose volume. Pour onto baking dish.

Bake until torte is springy to the touch and lightly browned, 45 to 50 minutes. Once it cools a little, cut into squares. It can be served either warm or cold; it can be covered and kept at room temperature for an entire day, or covered and stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

podrias enviarme esa reseta en espanol gracias paty te queremos

estela torres | September 21, 2012 2:03 PM

I'm always looking for gluten free recipes. My daughter and granddaughters have a wheat intolerance. This recipe is perfect to try. Thank you.

Sylvia Barrera | September 24, 2012 12:00 PM

Hola Sylvia, I'm so happy you were able to find something for your daughter and granddaughters on my website. Let me know how it turns out!

Pati Jinich replied to comment from Sylvia Barrera | September 26, 2012 11:17 AM

Thank you Sylvia, I came across your show last week and I love it. This Corn Torte is perfect for me, having a wheat allergy is difficult. This looks delish and I will be trying it right away.

Julie Rakowski

Julie Rakowski | October 20, 2012 2:00 PM

This is a great gluten free recipe. Ate it warm with our meal, then dusted with icing powder and brought to work to have later with coffee. Love gluten free recipes, a lot of my regular Italian baking I now use rice flour instead all with great if not better results.

andrea | October 28, 2012 11:48 AM

This was my first time seeing your show and I was so inpressed with your cooking. I want to cook these dishes myself. I plan on buying your cook book.

Rosalinda Guerrero | November 13, 2012 10:52 PM

The 1st show of yours I saw, was this episode. I made the torte de elote and love it! My son has been begging me to make it again, and soon. There are so many of your recipes I want to try now. You have a great show!

Jennifer Kay | November 16, 2012 9:19 PM

Rosalinda, Thank you so much for taking a moment to write me with your kind comments. I hope you will try some of the recipes. And, please, buy my cook book!!

Pati Jinich replied to comment from Rosalinda Guerrero | November 21, 2012 1:00 PM

Jennifer, The torte de elote is such a treat for the family; I'm glad yours enjoyed it! Thank you for watching. Please try more recipes!

Pati Jinich replied to comment from Jennifer Kay | November 21, 2012 4:48 PM

Pati I'm a big fan of your show and I watch it as often as I can, I love the recipes you make, some are foods I grew up eating , others are new to me. One in particular is new to me, it is the Corn Torte. A few years ago I went into my local grocery store which primarily carries Mexican and Latin American products and I came across this divine cake, it was a cross between corn bread and a custard cake. I myself am a Pastry Chef so I've been wanting to duplicate this recipe but the consistency and texture was never right. Unfortunately the market closed and I haven't had it since. when I saw you making this recipe I was excited because I had totally forgotten about this recipe, I made it and it was exactly as I remember it!! This is a recipe that I will continue to make often, Thank you so much.

Maria | December 1, 2012 12:33 AM

Hola Maria, I'm so glad to hear my recipe lived up to the corn torte you remember!! Thank you so much for taking the time to write me.

Pati Jinich replied to comment from Maria | December 3, 2012 10:21 AM

Hi Pati,
I came across your show completely by accident, and I loved it. I am gluten intolerant and really looking forward to try this recipe for a Sunday Brunch in two weeks. Could you tell me if the corn needs to be fresh, or can I use it frozen?
Thanks so much.

Daniela | December 3, 2012 9:32 PM

Daniela, Of course you can use frozen corn kernels! Just makes sure to pat dry any excess moisture from the kernels defrosting before using. Thank you for watching the show!!

Pati Jinich replied to comment from Daniela | December 5, 2012 11:21 AM

hi pati,

i have limited cable, but fortunately i am getting Create! your show is my favorite so far, and i am making either Ju Ju's birthday cake or the corn torta this week-end! just wish i could find Tajin in Michigan, these could be very tough. can you just substitute chili powder? i would love to make the fruit and veggie stix you made also...

carolyn | December 14, 2012 9:08 AM

Hi Carolyn, Thank you for watching me on Create! Hopefully, you will be able to find me on your local PBS station as well. Look for Tajin in the international section of your grocery store; they should have it. If not, you can always look in a Latin market. But, YES, you can substitute dried chile powder.

Pati Jinich replied to comment from carolyn | December 19, 2012 5:28 PM

I make this pan for Xmas,..... me salio DELICIOSO!!!! Thanks sooo much for this good recipie!!! keep it up!!!! LOL :)

Liliana | January 2, 2013 12:02 AM