Maicena (Corn Pudding)

Maicena (Corn Pudding)

Maicena (Corn Pudding)
Make this cherished family recipe for maicena, a rich corn pudding flavored with vanilla and lemon rind, for a warm and cozy breakfast.

In a pot, warm cornstarch over medium heat.

Slowly stir in the milk.

Add salt and sugar.

For about 15 minutes, cook and stir until just slightly thickened.

In a bowl, whisk egg yolks.

Add 1/4 of the cornstarch mixture and stir.

Add the egg-cornstarch mixture to the cooking vessel.

About a minute of stirring and cooking will do.

Add the lemon rind; cook and stir for 7 to 10 minutes, or until thickened.

Remove from heat, then thoroughly combine in vanilla extract.